Platt Family Essay Contest

The Lincoln Forum


Up to $1,500

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July 31, 2022


The Platt Family Essay Contest is open to full - time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university. To enter, you must submit a 1500 - to 5000 - word essay on the following topic: “The year 2022 is the anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. How has the whole question of memorializing leading figures of the Civil War, including Lincoln, changed in the hundred years since then?”

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