High school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute's sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest. The contest explores the founding principles outlined in the Constitution. It is run by the Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area. The 2011-2012 contest is sponsored by the History Channel.
Students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: "How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?" The top three student winners from each of the five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes. To learn more, see www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/Contest.