NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Writing Contest

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors scholarly writing contests for grades K-12, as well as two separate writing contests for law students. These contests, and the respective due dates for entries, are described below. 

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades nine and below), with separate prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First prizes are $1,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds; second prizes, $600 in Savings Bonds; third prizes $200 in Savings Bonds; and honorable mention, $100 in Savings Bonds.