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Carnegie Council Announces its Annual International Student Essay Contest for 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

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This year's Carnegie Council international student tessay topic is "Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?"; length,1,000-1,500 words, deadline: December 31, 2018.

(PRWEB) August 14, 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 essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in the contestant's own words) and then explain why democracy is or is not important.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • English language entries only.
  • Limit: One entry per person.

All essays will be screened using plagiarism-detecting software. Before submitting an essay, please review these plagiarism guidelines.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

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

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website: http://www.globalethicsnetwork.org.
2. Post the essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2018.
3. Please include the following:

  • Full name.
  • Name of your school.
  • Indicate what level student (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

PRIZES:

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

ABOUT CARNEGIE COUNCIL

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. Go to https://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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