Call for Entries: Municipal Securities Regulation Essay Competition

Date: May 9, 2014

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
(703) 797-6600


Alexandria, VA- In conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is inviting submissions to a writing competition on municipal securities regulation sponsored by the Society. The winning essay will be part of the Society’s Gallery on Municipal Securities Regulation, opening in 2015.

The writing competition is open to all visitors to the Society’s virtual museum and archive at The writing award will recognize an essay on any area of municipal securities regulation and will become part of the MSRB’s gallery, opening December 1, 2015. The MSRB will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015.

The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize. The submission deadline for essays is December 31, 2014. View complete entry guidelines.

The SEC Historical Society shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.