Tessier Writing Contest

2021 Tessier Writing Contest: Overcoming Political Obstacles
Cash Prizes:
1st Place – $100
2nd Place – $75
3rd Place – $50

Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Alpha Alpha Rho chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown

Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President of the United States in 2021.

What challenges do you feel she faced in the political arena that are unique to being a woman?
What obstacles do women typically face in politics?
What do you feel can and should be done to promote equal opportunity for women in politics?
Name a woman in politics, at any level, that you feel has overcome gender barriers.

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

Submissions are due by March 3, 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 Virtual Hall of Fame event on March 25 at 6 PM.