Fall 2016 Essay-Writing Contest

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September 20, 2016 was the release of the new book Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life, written by Jeff Wilser and published by Three Rivers Press - Penguin Random House. The AHA Society was very involved with the review process of the book, and to mark the debut of Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life, we are hosting an essay-writing contest inspired by the book.

About the book Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life:

guide to lifeHamilton died before he could teach us the lessons he learned, but Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life unlocks his core principles—intended for anyone interested in success, romance, money, or dueling. They include:
 
Speak with Authority Even If You Have None (Career)
Seduce with Your Strengths (Romance)
Find Time for the Quills and the Bills (Money)
Put the Father in Founding Father (Friends & Family)
Being Right Trumps Being Popular (Leadership)
 
For history buffs and pop-culture addicts alike, this mix of biography, humor, and advice offers a fresh take on a nearly forgotten Founding Father, and will spark a revolution in your own life.

For those interested in ordering the book from Amazon, it is available here. If you do order the book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon.com and select the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society as your organization to support - a small donation is received by the AHA Society at no additional cost to you!

Essay Contest Details

All are welcome to participate in an essay-writing contest hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society. 

The Prompt

How has Alexander Hamilton guided or inspired you in your life?

The Prizes

The Grand-Prize winner of the "Guide to Life" essay contest will receive a free copy of Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life, as well as a 2017 Premium-Level membership to the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society at the Major General level, with all the benefits and memorabilia associated. 

The 2nd place winner will receive a 2017 Premium-Level membership to the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society at the Patriot-Soldier level, with all the benefits and memorabilia associated.

The 3rd place winner will receive a 2017 membership to the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society at the Individual levelwith all the benefits and memorabilia associated.

The Deadline

Deadline for submitting your essay is October 20, 2016.

Rules and Regulations

  • Essay minimum of 400 words
  • Essays should include a title
  • Essays must be non-fiction and relate to the prompt
  • This contest is open internationally to all ages and is free to enter
  • The AHA Society Board will select the essay contest winners
  • Once the winners are selected, they will be notified through email
  • The winners will be first announced in the AHA Society's October publication of "Letters from Publius"
  • All entrants grant the AHA Society permission to share their names, photographs, and essays without notification or further compensation
  • The AHA Society maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit any essay submitted on its website or at any other venues
Submission Guidelines
  • Essays must be submitted through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • When sending your essay, please include in the email: your full name, your mailing address, your email, a photograph of yourself, and a paragraph describing yourself. 
2011 Essay Contests. (c) 2016 The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
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