Award Details

Award Name

Tannenwald Writing Competition

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Student
Award Sponsor

American University Washington College of Law

Tannenwald Writing Competition, run through the Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship, is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules.

 Eligibility/topics.  The Competition is open to (i) law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program.  Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).

Deadline for submission.  All papers submitted for the Competition must be received by the Foundation by no later than 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 10, 2023. Please submit the original of each paper (but no additional copies) along with the signed faculty sponsor communication by mail or email. 
Mail or e-mail papers to:  Genevieve Tokic at

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 5000

First Place

Monetary Prize
$ 2500

Second Place

Monetary Prize
$ 1500

Third Place