International Student Essay Contest, 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?
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 (notacademic, footnoted papers)
- Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
- Format: Blog post on globalethicsnetwork.org. English language entries only.
- Limit: One entry per person.
Before submitting your essay, please review these plagiarism guidelines to ensure that your work is original and properly cited. All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detecting software.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.
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 sectionand tag it with #essaycontest2018.
3.Please include the following:
- Your full name.
- The name of your school.
- Indicate what level of student you are (high school, undergraduate, graduate).
COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
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