David Garfinkel Essay Contest

Who Is Eligible:

2017 David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest - WHO WATCHES the WATCHERS?

Free Speech and Free Press in the Electronic Age
NYS Community College Grand Prize - $1,500
CUNY Community College Prize - $1,000
SUNY Community College Prize - $1,000

The contest is open to all CUNY and SUNY Community College students registered for the Fall Semester of 2016 or the Spring Semester of 2017.




  • Essays must be an original work of scholarship
  • Essays must be between 1,500 and 5,500 words
  • Essays must be doubled spaced
  • Essays must be submitted in .doc/.docx or .pdf formats
  • Essays must NOT contain any identifying information, including name, email, school and professor.

  • Deadline: 04/01/2018 Annually April 1
    Amount: Up to $ 1, 500.00
    How to apply:

    Deadline has already passed please monitor http://www.nycourts.gov/history/garfinkel.html for updates.