- Dream Deferred Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Mideast
- Entrants must be age 25 or younger at the time of the entry deadline.
- They must be living in an Arab League nation, the U.S., Afghanistan or Iran.
- They must write an essay of 600 to 1,500 words responding to one of the civil rights topics presented in the official entry rules.
- Selection is based on the strength and relevance of the essay response.