Winners will be awarded for first, second and third place at both levels, with up to 40 additional honorable mentions. The Prospect will publish all the winning essays online at Prospect.org, with a selection in print.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.
Read the introductory essay (linked below).
Choose one book to read.
Review the questions for the book you choose (linked below).
Submit your essay along with your verifiable contact information through this form.
Fill out the brief survey on the experience, and we will take it from there!
This essay contest is a partnership between The American Prospect and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, the organization has committed more than $1 billion to innovative for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations to catalyze economic and social change. To learn more, visit www.omidyar.com, and follow on Twitter @omidyarnetwork.
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