Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014: Win a Trip to New York City

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.

The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources.

ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What are shared or different values between your and your contest partner’s home country? Please illustrate these values using current or historical developments from each country.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

[FIND A PARTNER: If you need help finding a student partner for the contest, post an inquiry on the Trans-Pacific Contest Matchmaker page, or answer one of the existing requests.]

The contest is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students only, and entries must be in English.

The entry can be either an essay or a video.

Essays should be written in op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers) with a length of 2,000-3,000 words. Videos should not exceed 10 minutes.

CONTEST DEADLINE: April 30, 2014.

CONTEST PRIZE: Contest winners will receive a free trip to New York City in October 2014, to participate in Carnegie Council's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Fourth Global Ethics Network Annual Meeting.

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 #Connected2014; or

3. Upload your video here in one of the supported formats and tag it with #Connected2014.

4. Please include the full name, school affiliation, and nationality of both collaborators—at the end of the blog post or in the video description—in the following format:

[Author 1 Full Name]
[School Affiliation]
Nationality: [Country Name]

[Author 2 Full Name]
[School Affiliation]
Nationality: [Country Name]

Any questions? Please contact Evan O'Neil at eoneil@cceia.org.

This contest was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Andrés Moreira (CC).]

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Comment by Muhammad Fajrul Rahman on March 25, 2014 at 11:19am

it's great, i will be uploaded my essay, hope i can win it :D

Comment by Daniel SHU SIJIE on March 11, 2014 at 11:02am

Hi! I am Daniel, SHU SIJIE, a student in BJ, China and studying linguistics and literature in BLCU. I am also an active debater at spare time. Hope we could pair up and have a great deal of fun working together! 

Comment by Evan O'Neil on January 2, 2014 at 10:39am

Yes, university students are eligible. See above.

Olawale, we hope to expand this contest in future years to include other countries and regions.

Aastha, I'm sorry that the current contest does not include India. We have had a lot of interest from there. Hopefully next year.

Comment by Ni Putu Wulan Romianingsih on December 31, 2013 at 9:58pm

are universty students elegible to enrol the competition?

Comment by Olawale Babawande Emmanuel on December 29, 2013 at 4:57pm
A great contest to look out for but Nigeria is not inclusive!!!
Comment by Carnegie Council on August 20, 2013 at 3:59pm

Can't wait to read your essays in our student contest!

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