Theme: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge
Type: 8th Annual International Essay Contest
Institution: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Location: New York, NY (USA)
Date: 2017 Edition
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its
ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and
students anywhere in the world.
From climate change, to refugees, to terrorism, many of the greatest
problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders.
All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and
In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the
What is the world's greatest challenge, and how does it affect your
local community and/or the world? What are the ethical issues
involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?
Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
Format: Blog post on www.globalethicsnetwork.org
English language entries only.
Limit: One entry per person.
For sample essays, have a look at last year's winners here:
This competition is open to teachers and students of all
Before submitting your essay, please review these plagiarism
guidelines to ensure that your work is original and properly cited:
Who Is Eligible?
- All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible.
- All students, from high school students through graduate students,
are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.
- Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome.
- Previous winners and honorable mentions are not eligible.
How To Enter
1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website:
2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with
3. Please include the following:
- Your full name.
- The name of your school.
- Indicate whether you are a teacher or a student, and at what
level (high school, undergraduate, graduate).
Competition Deadline: December 31, 2017
The essays are judged in three categories: teachers and graduate
students; undergraduate students; and high school students.
1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate