Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest 2018 : Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Entries are invited from students of all nationalities anywhere in the world to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs  tenth annual International Essay Contest. The deadline for submission of entries for the Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest is 31st December, 2018.

Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest


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.

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.

PRIZES:

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

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.

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.

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 #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


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