Apply for International Student Essay Contest 2018 and win amazing prizes. The essay topic of this year is Is it important to live in a democracy? Students from any backgrounds and from any fields can apply for this essay contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

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.

Host Organisation:
  • Carnegie Council
Essay Topic:
  • Is it important to live in a democracy?

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 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.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified. 
  • Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible.

All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detecting software.

How to Apply for International Student Essay Contest?
  • 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)

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Application Deadline:
  • 31 December, 2018


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