Bill of Rights Essay Contest

On December 15, 1791, the United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Today, the Bill of Rights still stands as both a symbol and foundation of our most fundamental rights as Americans.

Join the Herzog Foundation in celebrating over 230 years of the Bill of Rights by answering the essay prompt below.

A winner will be selected from a middle school category (6th-8th grade) and a high school category and will receive a $250 award from the Herzog Foundation. A select number of runners-up will also be recognized and receive an award of $100.

Only essays from full-time students in Christian schools or homeschools will be considered.

Essay contestants must answer the following prompt in three pages or less:

What made the Bill of Rights so revolutionary and unique when it was ratified? How has the Bill of Rights shaped our country?

Please submit your essay no later than December 1, 2023.

Bill of Rights Essay Contest Terms and Conditions

We are no longer accepting essay submissions.