Who Can Apply: The contest is open to all persons over the age of 18 as of December 2020. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers, regulators, public health representatives, and any person with an interest in alcohol law and policy are encouraged to submit essays.
No relatives of individuals working for the Center for Alcohol Policy, its leadership or contest judges are eligible to submit entries for this contest. Any interested person working for a government entity must certify their ability to enter and win this contest prior to submitting an essay and comply with appropriate ethics laws.
Submission: The essay prompt for 2020 is as follows:
Prohibition of alcohol was tried in 1920 but ultimately rejected by the United States. Similarly, pure laissez-faire treatment of alcohol and the industry that profits from it has not been the policy of the federal or state governments. As the nation seeks the proper public health balance in response to Covid-19, can this nation’s alcohol history help shape and inform government health policies related to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic?
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Amount: $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000