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Why Do YOU Care about the Debt? Write Congress a Letter! ($100 Prize)

Congressional Letter
Contest

We're hosting a letter
contest asking students to write a mock letter to an elected official. In these
letters, authors are expected to explain why the debt matters to them and what
will happen to their futures if the debt goes unchecked. The author should end
the letter with a solicitation to address the debt crisis. The winner will have their letter used in a campaign to let Congress know Georgetown students care about the debt!

Eligibility Requirements

1.  All letters
must be written by a Georgetown University student

2.  All letters
must be submitted to [email protected]  no
later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Awards

First Place: $100; letter will be
used as a form letter sent to Congressmen on behalf of Georgetown students

Second Place: $50

Third Place: $25

Contest
Regulations

· 
Each letter must reflect the contestant's own research, writing
and original thinking

· 
Up to two (2) letters may be submitted by each contestant

· 
Letters must be typed

· 
The letter text is limited to two (2) double-spaced,
12-point font, single-sided, numbered pages with one-inch margins (letters may be shorter)

· 
References
should be clearly identified

· 
Submit
your letter to [email protected]

Judging

· 
Georgetown
Up to Us Team Leaders will select the finalists by 2/25

· 
Judging will take place from 2/24-2/26

· 
All letters
will be evaluated anonymously

· 
Team
leaders will look favorably on statistical data

Questions?

Any inquiries can be sent to Jayme Amann at [email protected]

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