- Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
- All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible.
- Non-students are automatically disqualified.
- Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.
ESSAY TOPIC: 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.
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.
Before submitting your essay, please review the plagiarism guidelines to ensure that your work is original and properly cited. All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detection software.
The essays are judged in three categories: 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
- Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website from the official link.
- 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).