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July 14, 2010

Contest: Threats To Freedom

by Brad Warbiany

I was recently contacted by Templeton Press, the publishers of a new book called “New Threats To Freedom”. While I have not read the book at this time, judging by the theme and by some of the authors who submitted, it’s definitely intriguing.

In the run up to their paperback edition, they’re holding a contest for writers to submit their own new threats to freedom*:

In the spirit of these essays, write or post a response to the question:

What is an emerging threat to freedom and why is it critical to address it in today’s society?

Prize
First Place $500
The winning entry may also be considered for inclusion in the paperback edition of New Threats to Freedom.

Entries must be posted on a personal or professional blog no later than August 15, 2010, by 11:59 p.m. EST.
Blog posts must be 500 words or less.
Entrants must eighteen years or older.

Seems interesting. I’m not sure if I’ll submit something or not, but I’ll make the following offer to our readers:

If you think you have something worthy of submission [and I agree], but don’t have your own blog to present it, I am willing to offer space here at The Liberty Papers to submit your entry as a guest post. Since this is our own space on offer, some caveats apply**.

If you’re interested, contact me at the email address on the left sidebar.

* Note – To make this more readable, I made slight formatting/order changes to the rules/disclaimers/etc. Please see the original link for full details.

** Entries that I don’t believe “make the grade”, or that offer a viewpoint that is wildly opposed to the general tenets of a liberty-centric blog, will not be printed. This is intended as a vehicle to allow people who may not have another outlet to participate in this contest — not a forum for any random rant.

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3 Comments

  1. I’m very interested. As a TLP writer, however, how do I fit into this whole thing?

    Comment by Michael Powell — July 14, 2010 @ 9:01 am
  2. Michael,

    There’s no ban in the rules on you entering a post in the competition. You can compose a post as yourself per the rules of the contest. (Note that there’s a certain 2-3 sentence footer that needs to be applied to the post, per the contest rules).

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — July 14, 2010 @ 9:41 am
  3. OK sounds good. =D

    Comment by Michael O. Powell — July 14, 2010 @ 10:26 am

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