Carnegie Council Announces its Annual International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2015: Goals for a Better World

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This essay contest is open to teachers and students of all nationalities; all teachers, at whatever level, are eligible and all students, from high school students through graduate students, are eligible.

The mission of Carnegie Council is to enlarge the audience for the simple but powerful message that ethics matter, regardless of place, origin, or belief.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its seventh annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world.

Essay Topic:
Focusing on one of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, propose specific measures for your country (or region or city) to reach the goal’s objectives in the next 15 years.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; or
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; or
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

Contest Requirements:
Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
Format: Word document, or email. English language entries only.
Limit: One entry per person.

This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.

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.

Contest Deadline: January 5, 2016

How to Enter:
Please email your entries to carnegiecontest2015(at)cceia.org. Please include your full name, full address, email, age, name of your school, whether you are a teacher or a student, and if a student, what level (high school, undergraduate, graduate level). For more details, go to http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/news/announcements/372

Prizes:
1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate

3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914 and based in New York City, 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. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecouncil.org .

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