Who Can Enter
High school juniors and seniors for the 2014–2015 school year who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to participate.
Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.
FIRE must receive all entries by January 1, 2015. Winners will be announced January 31, 2014.
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.