Just Mercy Essay Contest Announced
2015 Common Reader Essay Contest
Bryan Stevenson’s book challenges us to consider what justice truly is.
In your essay, detail how Stevenson’s book has helped to shape your own view of justice and what you and your UD peers can do to uphold and protect that view. Be sure to use textual evidence from the book to bolster your thinking.
PART A: Your essay will be judged on the persuasiveness of your argument, the clarity of your argument’s expression, and the relevant use of textual evidence to support your thinking. The completed essay should be no more than 750 words, double-spaced, using 12 point Times New Roman font, and include a heading that states the title of the essay, your name, and the best way to contact you.
PART B: Bryan Stevenson will visit the UD campus on Tuesday, October 6th. Please submit a question for him, based on what you’ve read in his book.
PRIZES: 1st Place = $300 2nd Place = $150 3rd Place = $100 4th Place = $50
Essays and questions are due no later than Midnight on September 22, 2015. Send material as an email attachment to: FYE-Essay@udel.edu, and write “FYE Essay Contest” in the subject line. To be considered for the awards, you must complete and submit both parts A and B above by the deadline.