CMC’s Dreier Roundtable is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 op-ed writing contest.  Entries should be in the form of an op-ed article, of the kinds that appear in newspapers and news sites. The op-ed may concern any issue in public affairs, broadly defined, domestic or international.  This site offers useful advice on how to write an op-ed:
The competition is open to Claremont McKenna College students and 5C undergraduates currently taking courses at CMC.
Op-eds should be no longer than 750 words.
First Prize – $300
Second Prize – $ 200
Third Prize – $ 100
Honorable Mentions – $50
Submission and deadline
Students should submit entries by email as attached Word files (please, no Google docs) to Professor Pitney ( by November 14
About the Dreier Roundtable
The Dreier Roundtable (DRt) at Claremont McKenna College is an innovative, multidisciplinary public policy program to attract, educate and promote future leaders in public policy. David Dreier `75 is a CMC trustee.  He represented the Claremont area in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013, and chaired the House Rules Committee.