Dr. Michael N. Compton Public Affairs Essay Contest
A $2,000 cash prize* is awarded each fall to the best short essay that addresses the year's public affairs theme.
Congratulations to this year's 2022 winners!
Recorded 2022 Presentation
The author of the winning essay, receives a cash prize of $500 plus an additional $500 donated in their name to the charity or non-profit organization of their choice.
Winning author: Sophia Spangler, senior, Philosophy
Nonprofit match: NAMI of Southwest Missouri
Rachel Lacey, senior, Psychology
Jack Phillips, senior, Socio-Political Communications
Alanna Bryson, sophomore, History Education
Madeline Caughron, senior, International Business
Abigail Horn, junior, Communication Sciences Disorders
Questions & Disclaimer
Missouri State's Office of Public Affairs Support helps to provide communication and web support for the contest. Please direct questions to 417-836-8832 or PublicAffairs@MissouriState.edu