The Bill of Rights Institute hopes that you will encourage your students to enter this year’s We the Students essay contest. With the prompt “What is the relationship between equality and justice?” we challenge them to tell us what they think the relationship is between these two principles. To truly explore the question in an essay that is 500-800 words, students will need to go beyond “dictionary definitions” and express their understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty “big ideas.” What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important? The 16 winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. Go here to learn more.