Thank you for your interest in the Federal Judges Association/Federal Bar Association 2018 Civics Essay Contest. The contest is open to high school students in the United States and its territories. If you have prepared a written essay, please upload your file below. If you have a video essay, please upload your file to your YouTube channel and provide the link below. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video. Entries may be submitted from December 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. The winners will be announced by March 30.

* Please provide the following information:

* What high school do you attend?

* Please verify the following:

* Please upload written essays here.
Accepted file formats are: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF files. Other file formats will not be accepted for upload.

DOCX, DOC, JPEG, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

* Please enter the YouTube link for your video essay below.
Accepted formats are: MOV, MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG, AVI or WMV files. Resolutions of 720x486 pixels to 1920x1080 pixels are acceptable. Files may not exceed 1GB in size. Videos should be compressed using the H.264 codec.

Need help with YouTube?
Click here for more information about uploading a video. Click here to learn how to create your own channel.

Please visit for more information. 
Questions? Email
Report a problem