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2017 Question: “Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?”

Use this form to submit your essay of up to 750 words.  We recommend you compose the essay in a word processing application and then cut and paste into the window below.

You may also submit essays by email to (it is preferred to submit as a Word “.doc” attachment), or by surface mail to the Cultural Center, Attn: Think-Off, P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, Minnesota 56567.

Entrants should take a strong stand, basing their arguments on personal experience and observations rather than philosophical abstraction.

The deadline for submitting an essay is April 1, 2017. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2017. The 25th annual live debate will be held in New York Mills, Minnesota on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

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