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The MCC U.S. Washington Office has announced the topics for its annual essay contest.  The contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities.  The contest is open to Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist youth of high school age and to all youth who attend Mennonite high schools within the United States and Puerto Rico. The grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000, while the three honorable mentions will receive $500 each.

Topics this year include:

  • The militarization of the police in the U.S.
  • Climate change
  • Re-entry: the challenges former prisoners face in returning to society

The deadline for submitting essays is January 22, 2016. Essays should be submitted to your nearest MCC regional office. Guidelines & Topics | Resource list