Mike Lashbrook // Center for Alcohol Policy
The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its Ninth Annual Essay Contest! I want to encourage you to be a part ofthis year’s contest and spread the news by sharing the enclosed flyer with your colleagues.
The topic for this year’s contest is:
The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states. Though each state’s alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol. Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways? Should they be?
The deadline for entries is December 2, 2016. Winners will be announced in early 2017. Cash prizes are available to the first, second, and third place winners in the amounts of $2,500, $1,250 and $500 respectively.
When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the 21st Amendment put alcohol control in the hands of the states. With the annual essay contest, the Center hopes to foster debate, analysis and examination of the public policies put in place following the passage of the 21st Amendment and their implications for citizens across the United States.
Last year, the contest received a great response and triggered intellectual exploration of the 21st Amendment and how it impacts society today. The winning essays from last year can be read at www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay.
I also invite you to learn more about the Center for Alcohol Policy. For more information about the Center’s projects and research, please visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay or feel free to contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.