The Mondale-Quie Essay Contest is open to Minnesota high school students in grades 11 and 12 who attend a public or private school (including charter and alternative-learning programs) or who are homeschooled in Minnesota.
All participants must register in advance to be eligible for the essay contest. There is no fee to register or participate.
Please be sure to download the ESSAY PACKET which includes detailed information about the topic and question(s) to answer, rules, submission guidelines, and more.
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2023/24 Question: Comparing Minnesota’s local control of school curriculum (decided by school boards) and other nationwide trends, how should the government be involved in deciding what to include in school curriculum and what books should be made available to schools and the public? What role, if any, should the First Amendment to the United States Constitution play in these decisions?