John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline – January 15


Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.  To learn more about political courage, visit Contest Information and FAQs.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Contest Deadline – January 15, 2021

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2020.

Recognition and Awards

First-place: $10,000

Second-place: $3,000

Five Finalists: $1,000 each

Eight Semi-finalists: $100 each
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