Cuarto Certamen de Composición

Of all of the freedoms that we are granted by the many amendments to the United States Constitution, I believe that the first amendment is the keystone. For those of you who need a little refresher to your social studies, the first amendment is "Freedom of Religion, Press, and Expression". In essence, that amendment states:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
And while the founders never imagined a medium as far-reaching and all-encompassing as the Internet, I believe that the Internet is the ultimate expression of that Freedom.

Locally the Centro para la libertad de Prensa Puerto Rico carries the torch to defend the freedom of the press. In one of it's many activities, annually they hold a composition contest. Currently the call for submissions to that contest has been open for a while and will soon close. The contest, which offers a $300.00 prize and a public award ceremony, is open until April 4th, 2008.

The contest is open to high students in either a public or private school in Puerto Rico. The compositions must address this year's theme "Journalism clubs promote the freedom of the press". Entries are limited to three pages, double spaced, and must be identified with the name of the author, the current grade, name and address of their school. Entries should be either:
  • mailed to CLP, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, P>O> Box 12383, San Juan, PR 00914-0383
  • fazed to (787) 728-5345
  • e-mailed to clp at sagrado dot edu.
For more information, call the Centro para Libertad de Prensa, (787) 728-1515, ext. 2330.