International Student Essay Contest 2018

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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 deadline is on December 31, 2018.

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. The essays are judged in three categories: graduate students; undergraduate students; and high school students.

Main criteria

  • All students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible, non-students are automatically disqualified;
  • English language entries only.

Requirments for essays:

  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Blog post on www.globalethicsnetwork.org.
  • Limit: One entry per person.

All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detecting software.

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