Thank you for your interest in Berkeley Political Review’s International Essay Competition. As the only publication on the UC Berkeley campus dedicated to non-partisan political discourse, we take great responsibility in engaging and emboldening the next batch of college students in political speech that is constructive, unbiased, and dedicated to discovering the truth. For this reason, we at BPR are proud to announce that we will be conducting our first ever international essay competition.
This essay competition is only open to currently enrolled high school students. You must be enrolled at an established high school in the US or the equivalent in your country of residence. You will be required to submit some proof of enrollment in your submission.
In order to be considered, please compose an original, BPR-caliber essay that answers the following prompt:
Over the course of the past year, the entirety of the United States has struggled with a question central to American identity: how much freedom of speech should we allow? Take a position on this question and write a response of up to 2,500 words.