January 23, 2009 1:52PM

Opportunities for Students

By Cato Editors

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Calling all student writers, bloggers, and filmmakers! Cato on Campus has just launched three new student contests, offering monthly prizes and, later in the year, a top prize of a full scholarship to Cato University 2009 in San Diego.

We are accepting work from three categories: student op‐​eds, YouTube videos, and school papers.

The Cato on Campus Op‐​Ed Contest awards students for writing high quality op‐​eds on issues of liberty.

Our YouTube Contest seeks to support students who combine creativity with new technology to develop short videos that promote liberty and identify libertarian students with the passion and skills to take the message of liberty into the 21st century.

The Cato‐​in‐​the‐​Classroom contest encourages students to integrate Cato’s vast research materials into essays submitted for course credit.

For every contest, the best submissions each month are sent autographed copies of a Cato book related to their submission. The submission of the year will win a full scholarship to the 2009 Cato University at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.

Also, the 2009 International Students For Liberty Conference is less than a month away. On February 20–22, students from around the world will gather at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) to discuss how to promote liberty on campus and hear from some of the greatest advocates of liberty today. Many Cato scholars will be in attendance, including Cato chairman Robert A. Levy and senior fellow Tom G. Palmer.

The conference has already accepted more than 150 students from 15 countries and today is the last day for the third round of applications. If you can’t submit an application today, the final application round ends on February 10th.