Since 2013, the Buckley Institute has held an annual essay contest inviting Yale undergraduates and high school students from across the country to comment on a question of major political significance. The top three essayists in both the high school and Yale undergraduate contests are awarded $1,000, $500, or $250, and are invited to receive their award at the Buckley Institute’s annual conference.
- Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom
- James Burnham’s Suicide of the West
- What is the Greatest Threat to Free Speech?
Current Essay Contest
The Buckley Institute’s essay contest is not currently accepting submissions. Check back in Summer 2024 for the next contest.