Stossel in the Classroom has announced the opening of their 2019-2020 Student Essay and Video Contests.

For each contest, students are asked to address the issue: Income Inequality.  The prompt for both contests reads: “Income inequality is a hot button issue in America today. The super rich are blamed for taking so much, leaving the rest of Americans with so little—but is that true? Do millionaires and billionaires hurt the rest of us, or do we all benefit from the wealth they create? Watch John Stossel’s video on the contest page and write a 500-1,000 word essay examining income inequality. Is it fair? How does it impact people’s lives? Should we do something about it?”

The essay contest is open to students ages 12 to 18.  Students are asked to write an essay of 500-1000 words addressing the prompt.  Essays are due by February 17, 2020.

The video contest is open to students ages 14 to 23.  Students are asked to submit an essay of from 1 to 3 minutes in length addressing the prompt.  Video submissions are due by February 20, 2020.

To learn more about the competitions, the $20,000 in prize money being given to winning students, or the bonus prizes being awarded to teachers, visit:


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