Every year since 2012, the City Club has used this essay contest to invite students to consider different aspects of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, specifically, Freedom of Speech.
All high school students in Northeast Ohio are eligible to apply for scholarship prizes. Essays should pull from personal experience, current events, history, politics, art, anything really so long as they are backed up with evidence. Essays will be judged on their clarity, content, originality, and significance.
In an era of advancing artificial intelligence and digital communication, we have transformed the way we share information. These new technological advancements, especially AI, present complex challenges for freedom of speech.
Discuss the potential impacts of AI and how society can uphold the principles of the First Amendment while navigating this changing technological terrain.
The 2024 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Essay Contest is officially open for submissions.
Submission Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED - Friday, March 1st
Eligibility and details:
See here for full scoring rubric
For any questions regarding the Essay Contest, please contact Ariana Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinay Bodapoti, 2017 Grade 11/12 Free Speech Essay Contest Winner
Are you a guardian of free speech?
A gift to support our Guardians of Free Speech Campaign will ensure the growth of civil, civic dialogue for generations to come.
We create conversations of consequence to help democracy thrive. Here's who is speaking next at the City Club. Be challenged. Learn something new. Join us.
Since its creation 30 years ago, over 30,000 students have participated at the City Club. Discover the different ways that students can get involved, here.
1317 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
1 of 22