Contest Rules and Conditions
Interamerican Institute for Democracy
1st INTER AMERICAN ESSAY CONTEST:
“THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IN A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM”
The Interamerican Institute for Democracy is a non-profit organization that was created under the laws of the United States to promote liberty, democracy and institutionalism in Latin America.
With this purpose in mind, we invite the youth of the Americas to participate in our first Essay Contest as an opportunity to analyze and reflect on the work and functions of our countries’ institutions.
The Role of the Judicial Branch in a Democratic System
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Eligibility: Students between the ages of 16 and 25 who are citizens or residents of a country of the Americas
- Language and format: Essays must be 4000-6000 words, double-spaced and typed in Times New Roman font type 12, in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Include bibliography if applicable.
- Participants must provide proof of enrollment in a post-secondary academic institution.
- Deadline: Entries must be received by January 13, 2010.
- Submissions: Essays must be submitted in triplicate to the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, 2600 Douglas Road, Suite 906, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. Include in one envelope the three copies of the essay –signed under a pen name – plus another envelope with your pen name on the front and containing a note with your first name, family name, mailing address and e-mail address. Entries may also be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com, with two attachments (in Word or rtf format): the essay document (use the title of the essay as the document’s name) and a second document named Plica + the title of the essay and containing the participant’s personal information.
- Results: A 3-judge panel will issue its decision on March 12, 2010; the winners will be announced on the Institute’s Website.
1. First Prize Winner:
- One-week stay in Miami and Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
- One thousand dollars in cash (1,000 USD)
- Five hundred dollars in books for the student’s academic institution
2. Second Prize Winner:
One thousand dollars in cash (1,000 USD)
The top three entries will be published by the Institute and receive a prize certificate. Copyright of the essays will be assigned to the organizers.
Participation in the contest constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions. The Jury’s decision is final.
Miami, June 1, 2009