December 15, 2014

2014 Carnegie Council Annual Essay Contest For All Secondary School, Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Teachers

Carnegie Council Student / Teacher Essay Contest

Essay Topic: Ethics, International affairs
Essay Level: Contest
Provider: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Essay can be taken at: Worldwide

Scholarship Description
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its sixth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world.

As part of Carnegie Council’s Ethics for a Connected World project, thought leaders are asked to answer a series of questions about the greatest ethical challenges facing the planet. One of the questions is: What should happen this century? See some of their answers here.

But the project would not be complete without input from students and teachers like you. What do you think?

Eligibility
This essay competition is open to both teachers and students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

All students, from high/secondary school students, undergraduate through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.

All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible.

Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible.

Participating Institutions
All accredited institutes and institutions of learning across the world are eligible

Essay Topic
What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place

Origin of Essay Question
From climate change, to terrorism, to global financial crises, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and responsibilities.

So as part of the Council’s three-year Centennial project, “Ethics for a Connected World,” the Carnegie Council is asking thought leaders around the world to identify the greatest ethical questions facing the planet and how individuals, organizations, and countries should respond.

But the project would not be complete without input from students and teachers like you.

What do you think? What is the world’s greatest challenge, and how does it affect both your local community and the world? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

Essay Winners’ Prizes
  • 1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • 2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • 3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate
All winners also receive a copy of the edited volume, Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader.

Essay Requirements
  • Style: "Op-ed" style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: Your essay should contain 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Word document, or email. English language entries only.
  • Limit: One entry per person.
How to Enter for Essay Competition
This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.

All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible. All students, from high school students through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.

Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome.

How to Submit Essay
Please email your entries to studentcontest@cceia.org. Include your full name, address, email, age, and affiliation.

It is important to visit the official contest page (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply to this contest.

DEADLINE:
All applications must be submitted on or before January 5th 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, educational, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

It produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. The Council’s essay contest for 2015 is its 6th call for applications.

Submission Deadline: 5 January 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY teachers and students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, anywhere in the world)

More Essay Contest Information and Application (Contest page)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (Official homepage)

Related: List of Undergraduate & Graduate Essay Writing Contests

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