The 2014—2015 RTIEL, Inc. Youth Civil Rights Leadership Essay Contest (hereinafter, referred to as “Contest”) is open to high school students, grades nine through twelve, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Eligible students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Additionally, entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. Previous winners and immediate relatives of directors or staff of RTIEL, Inc. (hereinafter, referred to as “Sponsor”) are not eligible to participate. Students who previously entered the Contest but were not chosen as winners may participate in this year’s contest.