The 2021 Tannenwald
Writing Competition

Sponsored by

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship


The American College of Tax Counsel

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition 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.

Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.

Deadline for submitting papers:  9:00 p.m. EDT, July 9, 2021.

Mail and e-mail papers to:  American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC  20016, Attn: Krista Brentley (

For more information contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202.274.4164 ( or Benjamin Leff at 202.274.4359 (