The High School Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students in grades 9-12 and are 14 to 19 years old at the time of entry, attending public, private, religious, home school program and charter schools.
Students must attend school in one of the 50 States, District of Columbia, all U.S. Territories, or American Armed Forces Schools abroad.
"We The Future" Contest winners are limited to winning twice, and may not win more than once in the same category. We encourage all former "We The Future" Contest winners to join our Youth Advisory Board! Please email ConstitutingAmerica@yahoo.com for details and to join!
General Rules for High School Students (Grades 9-12)
From September 18, 2019 to September 17, 2020 (the "Contest Period") Constituting America will conduct the "We the Future" essay, song, STEM, and PSA contest (the "Contest") in the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories and the American Armed Forces Schools Abroad.
The essay topic is: (1)* Research one Amendment to the Constitution and explain how it is relevant today, or (2) Discuss the amendment process to the Constitution and how this process has preserved our governing document for over 250 years
The song subject is: The importance of the Constitution in your life today
STEM subject is: Design applied technology that promotes the U.S. Constitution
The PSA subject is: (1) Why are civil, civic conversations important in our society today, or (2) Why should students know the U.S. Constitution?
To enter, students and/or parent/guardians are encouraged to fill out the online Contest Sign-up form, indicating their intent to enter the contest, including the line on the form giving parental consent. Contest updates and deadline reminders will be sent to the students signing up for the contest in advance.