The Civic Literacy Contests
The Civic Literacy Contest
The National Constitution Center is pleased to announce the new Civic Literacy Contest that focused on the successful implementation of the Interactive Constitution new online tool. The contest challenges public and independent school teachers in Philadelphia to develop multi-year plans to improve constitutional literacy, with the chance to earn cash prizes to implement the plans in their schools.
The Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contest
The National Constitution Center is proud to announce the return of the Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contests, designed to increase awareness of the rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and to engage students to think creatively about our nation's history, the Constitution, and protecting individual freedoms. Students in each of the 6th, 8th, and 12th grades are encouraged to participate by submitting an essay that responds to a grade-specific prompt. 12th grade students also have the option of writing a play that, if chosen as the winning submission, will be performed live at the National Constitution Center by professional actors.
Coalition of Freedom Short Story Contest
The National Constitution Center is pleased to announce the Coalition of Freedom Short Story Contest, made possible thanks to the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. The Short Story Contest invites 11th-grade students to compose short stories exploring the civic virtues embodied and demonstrated by the Founders during the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
Templeton Information & Advisory Board
The Center is pleased to announce the members of its new scholarly Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board, co-chaired by leaders of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. The new board was created to oversee a three-year initiative made possible by a $5.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to increase awareness of the rights set forth in the United States Constitution and other founding documents. The initiative will bring together the best scholars in America to participate in Town Hall constitutional debates across America and to create the best non-partisan Interactive Constitution on the web.
These projects are made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.