First Amendment Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

Freedom of Speech Essay Contest



Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

Matthew Shuirman

Carolyn Plein

Mia Goldstein


Most recent 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