Foreign Policy Association Centennial Challenge

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

Please email essays as attachments to  or mail to:

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

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