Chetner Essay Contest Now Open
2018 ESSAY TOPIC:
Does International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital help the prospects for peace in the Middle East?
Participants are expected to present an arguable opinion on this topic. The goal is to convince the reader that one’s opinion is valid and worth pursuing. Ideas need to be carefully examined and arguments fully developed in logical sequence. Essays will be assessed by different judges based on the following criteria: Use of Language and Focus; Utilization of Facts and Historical Events; Argument Development; Overall Persuasiveness.
First Prize is $2,700 – Second Prize is $1,800 – Third Prize is $900
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