The submission deadline for the 2019 essay competition has passed. Please check back for information about our 2020 competition!
The Center for Ethics and Education is pleased to announce an essay competition for graduate students. We are looking for essays that use philosophical insight and argument to address an important issue in educational policy and/or practice. The problem the essay addresses might arise in early childhood education, compulsory education, or post-secondary education, or in the way children are raised in families. The essay might, for example, concern any of the following topics:
We emphasize that this list is illustrative and not exhaustive.
The author/s of the first prize paper will receive $3000 and an invitation to participate as a discussant in one of the Center’s regular workshop-style conferences (invitation includes airfare, accommodation, food).
The second prize winner/s will receive $2000.
Third place will receive $1000.
The winning essays will be featured on our website.
Eligibility: The author or co-authors must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college or university, but must not yet have defended their PhD by June 10, 2019. Co-authors will split the cash prize.
The essay must not exceed 6500 words (excluding references). It must not already be published or committed to publication. Please use any widely used citation practice. All entries must be written in English. Essays may be co-authored as long as both authors are graduate students.
Send a pdf of the essay without identifiers. The body of the email should include: