Tessier Writing Contest

2020 Tessier Writing Contest: Overcoming Gender Inequality
Cash Prizes:
1st Place – $100
2nd Place – $75
3rd Place – $50

Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and Alpha Alpha Rho chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha

In addition to March being Women’s History Month, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote. While our nation has certainly come a long way in advancing gender equality, there still remains much work to be done. What do you see as the challenges that currently stand in the way of achieving true equality and how do you suggest we overcome them? How do you think the fight for gender equality will change over the next 100 years?

Entries should be between 750-1000 words, double-spaced and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Submissions are due by March 1, 2020 and should be emailed to alphaalpharho1 at gmail dot com.

This contest is restricted to undergraduate students at Youngstown State University. Contest winners will be selected by the Alpha Alpha Rho executive committee and faculty affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

The first place winner will be recognized by the League of Women Voters at their Hall of Fame event at the YWCA on Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 PM.