Has anyone here participated in this prestigious competition? I'd like to enter it but they haven't updated the site for next round's competition! Anyways, what are good topics for the essay? I'd like to do Astronomy (seeing that I don't know any specialized knowledge in any field but astronomy). ALso, when is a good time to start for essay contests? Several months before the competition? One month before the competition? Also, are there any other essay contests for the sciences or engineering? (seeing that these contests merge science and writing, both of paramount importance to aspiring physicsts). I found an essay contest for engineering off CTY's website but the contest's website has not been updated for years.