E&EI announces conservative thought leadership competition
Calling young conservatives: Compete for $5,000 and make the case for action on energy and climate
FAIRFAX, Va., August 28, 2012—The Energy and Enterprise Initiative announced today a new $5,000 competition to reward young conservative thought leadership on energy and climate.
The Energy and Enterprise Initiative, based at George Mason University, is a public engagement campaign for free-enterprise solutions to energy and climate challenges. Conservative solutions. The Energy and Enterprise Award for Conservative Thought Leadership will award cash prizes to young conservatives who submit the best tools for communicating conservative answers to energy and climate challenges. Submissions must address at least one of these prompts:
- Conservatives should care about energy security and climate change.
- Conservative political and economic philosophy elucidates solutions to energy security and climate change.
- Addressing climate change is a matter of preserving liberty and promoting economic growth.
Conservatives aged 25 and under are invited to compete. Competitors may approach these prompts from any perspective within conservative thought (e.g. social conservatism, fiscal conservatism, libertarianism, etc). Judges — to be announced shortly — will look for submissions that are highly effective as a communication tool and are well-argued (meaning sound, valid and compelling).
Eligible submissions include written essays or letters, multimedia presentations, and videos.
Top prize – the Energy and Enterprise Award Winner – is $4,000 cash. One to two runners up will be awarded $500 cash. The winner and runners-up will also receive an expenses-paid trip to participate in an E&EI event.
Contest guidelines, deadlines, and submission instructions can be accessed on E&EI’s website at http://energyandenterprise.com/eei-writing-contest/.
Contest contact: Alex Bozmoski, email@example.com, (855) 271-7770.