The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois, in cooperation with Illinois State University’s EU Week, announces its eighth annual high school essay contest. The topic is “The United States and the European Union: Seeking Sustainable and Secure Connections in Food, Energy & Governance.”
The contest is open to high school students in the United States.
First place winner will receive a $500 cash price, and the student’s teacher will win a place on a 6-day study tour to Europe in Summer 2012 with state legislators, journalists and other teachers, organized by the EUC. The student's teacher must be a high school teacher in the state of Illinois to be eligible to participate in the study tour in 2012. If a non-Illinois student is selected for the first-place award, the student's teacher will win a place on a study tour to Europe in Summer 2013.
Second place winner will a $250 cash prize
Third place winner will win a $150 cash prize
Student finalists and teachers will be recognized at the EUC’s annual EU-Day in early March 2012, which includes a luncheon with ambassadors and consular officials from European Union Member States.
The contest deadline is December 16, 2011.
For full details go to http://www.euc.illinois.edu/essaycontest2011