International Student/Teacher Essay Contest 2017

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 responsibilities.

In your opinion, 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?


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


  • 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.

DEADLINE: December 31 2017

To apply and for more information visit here

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