Student essay/ & video competition



If you’re a student, you’re invited to submit either an essay or video on the topic:

What is America’s Biggest Challenge in the World?


Maximum essay length: 750 words / Maximum video length: 5 minutes

Winners in each medium will be chosen by an expert panel of educators and designers of student outreach programs.

Criteria for judging: • Creative personal engagement with the Centennial Challenge topic • Compelling demonstration of the position you take • Breadth and depth of the vision you present 


1st prize: $1,500 and expenses for a trip to attend the 2018 Foreign Policy Centennial Spring Dinner in New York City.
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize:  $500


Submission deadline: March 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in early April 2018.


Videos should be posted to YouTube and a link sent to [email protected].

Please email essays as attachments to [email protected]  or mail to:

Foreign Policy Association
470 Park Avene South
New York, NY 10016