High school juniors and seniors for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.
One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.
FIRE will accept essay contest entries from August 1 to January 2, 2013. Winners will be announced January 31, 2013.