To apply go to: http://thefire.org/article/14663.html
Deadline: November 25th, 2012
High school juniors and seniors for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE’s essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.
One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.
FIRE will accept essay contest entries from August 1 to November 25, 2012. Winners will be announced on thefire.org on December 21, 2012.