Who Can Apply: Open to ongoing college students in North America (if you are a high school senior going on to college for the first time, you must enter FFRF’s high school essay competition). You may still enter the ongoing college contest if you will graduate from college by spring or summer of 2017.
Submission: Write from a personal perspective about your experiences or challenges in the face of persistent stereotypes that atheists and other nonbelievers are not moral. Explain how you’re “good without God,” why religion is not necessary for morality, and may even be counterproductive. What can be done by you or others to counter negative stereotypes about nonbelievers? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever and contend that there is insufficient evidence for religious claims.
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Learn More: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B8F3235