The Diversity and Liberator committees of Liberal Arts Council are proud to present our monthly “Perspectives” essay competitions. The winners will be featured on The Liberator’s website and receive a $20 Visa gift card.

Congratulations to our November Perspectives winners, Kevin Chen and Eleni Theodoropoulos! Keep an eye out for upcoming topics and submission dates.

Essay Requirements

Essays can be a research-based article, personal narrative, or academic paper as long as all claims are well-sourced. Papers should not be written to appeal to one particular viewpoint but instead represent the individual’s perspective on the chosen topic.

Essays will be judged on adherence to the topic, strength of argument, appropriate sources, and originality in addition to grammar and spelling. Must be 400 – 750 words in a readable font and font size and double-spaced. If applicable, all sources must be cited with an appropriate bibliography attached.

Previous Contest Winners:


Kevin Chen “American Identity and Chinese Traditions”

Eleni Theodoropoulos “Meet Me at the Intersection of Our Stories”

Representation in Media