International Student Essay Contest 2018

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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