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Monday, October 5, 2020

Op-Ed Contest

The Dreier Roundtable is pleased to announce an op-ed contest. Entries should be in the form of an op-ed article, of the kinds that appear in newspapers. The op-ed may concern any issue in public affairs, broadly defined. This site offers useful advice on how to write an op-ed:

Op-Ed Writing: Tips and Tricks — The OpEd Project
Op-ed Writing: Tips and Tricks. The suggestions below are simply that — suggestions. This is not a formula, but a guide to help you as you formulate your ideas.


The competition is open to Claremont McKenna College students and 5C students currently taking courses at CMC.


Op-eds should be no longer than 750 words.

  • First Prize – $300
  • Second Prize – $ 200
  • Third Prize – $ 100
  • Honorable Mentions – $50
Submission and deadline

Students should submit entries by email as attached Word files to Professor Pitney ( by October 23.