2018 Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students anywhere in the world. From climate change, to refugees, to terrorism, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and responsibilities, which the 2018 Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest is intended to highlight.
- Competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities;
- All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible;
- All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible.
- Non-students are automatically disqualified;
- Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome;
- Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible
Is it important to live in a democracy?
The essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in your own words) and then explain why democracy is or is not important.
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs was founded in New York City in 1914, when Andrew Carnegie assembled a group of leaders in religion, academia and politics and appointed them trustees of an organization named the Church Peace Union (CPU). Through the CPU, Carnegie hoped to mobilize the world’s churches, religious organizations and other spiritual and moral resources to join in promoting moral leadership and finding alternatives to armed conflict.
The entries to the 2018 Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest are judged in three categories:
teachers and graduate students; undergraduate students; and high school students.
- 1st prize: $300 Amazon Gift Certificate
- 2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
- 3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate
December 31, 2018
- Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
- Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
- Format: Blog post on www.globalethicsnetwork.org. English language entries only.
- Limit: One entry per person.
- Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website
- Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2018
- Please include the following:
- Your full name.
- The name of your school.
- Indicate what level of student you are (high school, undergraduate, graduate).
For more information, visit Carnegie Council International Student/Teacher Essay Contest.
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