International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and 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.

In your opinion, what is the world's greatest challenge, and how does it affect your local community and/or the world? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today? 

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

For sample essays, have a look at last year's winners here.

This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.

Before submitting your essay, please review these plagiarism guidelines to ensure that your work is original and properly cited.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

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.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website: www.globalethicsnetwork.org.
2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2017.
3. Please include the following:


* Your full name.
* The name of your school.
* Indicate whether you are a teacher or a student, and at what level (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

PRIZES:

The essays are judged in three categories: teachers and graduate students; undergraduate students; and high school students.  

1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize:
 $150 Amazon Gift Certificate 


3rd prize:
 $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

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Comment by Iro Gkrimpizi on February 12, 2018 at 12:56pm

Good afternoon,

Does anyone know when the results will be made available?

Best,

Iro 

Comment by Olufemi Alfred on December 17, 2017 at 3:27pm

I made the mistake of sending one of my write-ups before seeing the contest. I didn't tag it #essay contest though.

What do I do now that I will like to apply for the contest?

Comment by Odu-Onikosi Oluwadamilare on December 16, 2017 at 5:12pm

Can one enter for both essay and photo contests?

Comment by Carnegie Council on November 11, 2017 at 2:34pm

No, no picture is necessary!

Comment by Stanley Ijeoma on November 11, 2017 at 3:46am

please i will like to know if posting a pix is compulsory in the essay contest

Comment by Dr.Jayarajini Srinivasan on October 22, 2017 at 7:57am

Greetings!

Kindly guide me the process of sending the enteries.

regards,

Dr.JayaRajini Srinivasan

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