Paradox Interactive has 10 beta spots for their upcoming World War II strategy game Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour, and are running a good, old-fashioned essay contest to win a spot, as well as the complete Hearts of Iron pack (II, III and expansions) or a game of their choice from Paradox Development Studio.
To enter, players must "Describe your best moment from any game or expansion in the Hearts of Iron series and explain why this moment has left a strong impression on your heart of iron." Parardox is also allowing screenshots from their play session as well.
The deadline for the article is the 30th August. Rules for the contest and how to enter can be found.
Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour is due to be released on the 26th September 2012.