Henry George in the 21st Century:

2022 Writing Contests (CHANGE COLOR MAKE IT LARGER)

The 2022 Henry George Writing Contests are intended to encourage students to explore the ideas advocated by Henry George and how they resonate in the 21st century. Participants are highly encouraged to His most salient themes include, but are not limited to:

      • Monopolies
      • Free trade
      • Land value taxation
      • Social and economic inequality
      • Natural resources
      • Economic rent
      • Corporate welfare (i.e. city development policy, tax abatements, bailouts)

It is understood and acceptable that some of the topics may be tangential to each other.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

  • Current college and graduate students
  • High school students

MONETARY PRIZES

The top 3 essays from each contest will be awarded monetary prizes (see below for more details) and will be considered for posting on the Henry George School of Social Science’s website and related social media platforms.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Submission date: August 19, 2022 by 11:59:59 PM EDT
  • Awards announcement: October 2, 2022

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY:

  • Please submit your essay to writingcontest@hgsss.org
  • In the email subject line indicate:
    • Whether you are submitting your essay to the college/university or high school contest and the title of your essay.
      • For example: C/U – Henry George and Monopolies
        HS – Henry George and Monopolies
  • DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN THE ESSAY ITSELF. (You may include identifying information in the body of the email.)

Click on the appropriate tab below for more information about the contests.