"TECH REVOLUTION" ESSAY CONTEST

WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY by entering our 2016-2017 Essay Contest! 125 CASH PRIZES for students, totaling $15,500!

Teachers, help your students earn great prizes by entering them in Stossel in the Classroom's 2016-2017 essay contest, for students aged 12-18! We have prizes for teachers, too! And teachers submitting the top two essays also win the trip to New York!

Teachers may submit an unlimited number of student essays on our website between now and the February 17th deadline. Simply have your students view the five segments on this page from John Stossel's Tech Revolution Fox News hour, and write a 500-1000 word essay to submit to our contest.

Students who are at least 18 years old may submit their own essays.

ESSAY TOPIC

Technological innovation has changed our lives, mostly for the better. But some innovation raises safety questions. Some threatens existing businesses. What should America do about that?

John Stossel raises a few such issues in his TV special, Tech Revolution, but there are probably many others. After watching these five segments from John's special, write a 500-1000-word essay on this topic, making a case for how you think government policy should deal with innovation in order to bring the greatest gains to society. Include your own examples of innovation at work, innovation that is being stifled by government rules, and/or negative results of too much or too little government oversight to bolster your argument, and make at least one reference to the TV special.

See complete rules and submission information for more details.

"Robots and Cars" from Tech Revolution

"Education" from Tech Revolution

"YouTube" from Tech Revolution

"Prediction Markets" from Tech Revolution

"Nerds Change Our World" from Tech Revolution