Free Expression Essay Contest Deadline Extended to January 31, 2010

December 16, 2009

Campaign for Free Expression Essay Contest

The Campaign for Free Expression is a CFI initiative to focus efforts and attention on one of the most crucial components of freethought: the right of individuals to express their viewpoints, opinions, and beliefs about all subjects—especially religion.  To encourage free expression and to emphasize the importance of this fundamental right, CFI and its sister organization, The Council for Secular Humanism, are sponsoring a Free Expression Essay Contest.

Students enrolled in an accredited college or university are invited to submit an essay about "The Importance of Free Expression and Its Limits (If Any)."  Each entry must address the question of what limits national governments or recognized international bodies, such as the United Nations, may justifiably place on free expression.  First prize is $2,000 (USD); Second prize is $500.

Express yourself!

If art's more your thing, don't forget to check out the Free Expression Cartoon Contest!  Amateur prizes range from $75-300; professional cartoonists can compete for $750-2,500.  Deadline is January 15th.  Click here for more information.

For more information about the Campaign for Free Expression, please email