The essay question is:
The history of our world includes institutions of many kinds: the family, the United States Senate, the Round Table. In the twenty-first century what world institution most needs to be renewed? What means should be used to renew it, and what benefits would arise from its renewal? Be as specific as possible in your proposal.
Essays will be accepted from persons age fifteen to nineteen as of January 2, 2012. Essays should be at least 100 and no longer than 1000 words. Your essay must be entirely the contestant’s own work and should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2013. Contestants may email essays to firstname.lastname@example.org or send entries by postal mail to The Society of Albert the Great, 105 Pahray Lane, Manchester, NH 03109. Please keep a copy of your essay because the Society cannot return any submissions.
The winning essay will receive a prize of $1000 for educational assistance. Contestants must agree in advance to allow The Society of Albert the Great to republish their essay in its materials, although contestants will retain the copyright and the Society will acknowledge their authorship whenever used. The winner will be announced by May 1, 2013. The decision of our judges is final. Anyone meeting the age criterion is eligible to enter an essay, but the prize award winner must meet the Society’s Conflict of Interest policy.