The 2017 contest entry deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Essays can be no more than 1,500 words but must be a minimum of 750 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.

Essays must be the original work of the student, have a title, include a word count and have cited sources (word count does not apply to the list of sources.)

All participants must cite sources they used to research their topic throughout their essay.

Essays must have a minimum of five sources. All sources must be cited. Essays with fewer than five listed sources will be disqualified.

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page.

All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information.

Essay Submission:

Students may submit their essay online (preferred) or mail their essay, postage prepaid to:

American Museum of Tort Law
654 Main St.
Winsted CT 06098

All entries submitted online MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Memos submitted in any other format will not be considered. Faxed submissions will not be accepted.

All entries must be submitted by (and all mailed entries postmarked by) April 1, 2017.

The winning essays will be selected by a panel of judges on behalf of the American Museum of Tort Law.

All decisions of the judges are final.

By entering the contest, each entrant agrees that the American Museum of Tort Law may use any or all of the essay on the Museum’s website and in educational and promotional materials, and that the entrant shall not be entitled to any compensation for the use thereof. The Museum will credit the entrant as author for any content so used by the Museum.

The first, second, and third place winners and his/her nominating teacher, as representatives of their school, will be invited to receive awards at the American Museum of Tort Law.