The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law.
TOPIC: Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the
ELIGIBILITY: Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-2015 school year.
The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for
FORMAT: Essays must be typed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, double-spaced in 12-point font, and Times New
Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) total
pages of text, including notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes.
Citation style should conform to the
most recent edition of The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of
JUDGING: The NACTT will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of
research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.
SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by April 30, 2015. Entries may be submitted via email an electronic version (in
Microsoft Word or PDF format) to Trustee@Ch13austin.com.
AWARD: The author of the first-place essay will receive a $1000.00 cash prize. The winning essay will be
published in the NACTT Quarterly. The winner will also receive free registration and a room for the NACTT annual seminar to
be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 1 - 4, 2015.