2013 Citizenship Challenge Essay Contest

DEADLINE for Entries: November 11, 2013

The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University invites students to participate in the 2013 Citizenship Challenge Essay contest!

The contest is open to 4th- and 5th-grade classrooms in the 5-county Philadelphia area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Counties).

Get involved by submitting a written essay on an issue facing our democracy. DEADLINE for Entries: November 11, 2013.

Download official entry rules and application.

  • One $1,000 Grand Prize (details on official entry rules) 
  • Three $500 Runner Up Prizes (details on official entry rules)

The top 10 entries will receive classroom copies of the We the Civics Kids curriculum as well as a civics library for their school, and will be invited to the National Constitution Center for a final presentation round during the week of December 16, 2013, plus a free tour of the museum.