First Amendment Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

2021 Freedom of Speech Essay Contest


Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!!!

Mary Orms

Gabriella Cate

Nicolas Savignon



Check back this fall for next year's questions.


A Sampling of Prize Winning Essays

2019 Essay by Zak Turner

2019 Essay by Laura Hallas

2019 Essay by Carolyn Plein

2018 Essay by Carina Reyes

2018 Essay by Lizzy Tan

2018 Essay by John Gonzales

2017 Essay by Shishir Jessu

2017 Essay by Jessica Hemann


Sponsored by the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and the Department of Philosophy