Only Six Weeks to Go: Carnegie Council International Student Essay Contest, Deadline December 31, 2018

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For its annual international essay contest, Carnegie Council calls on students to answer the question: Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy Word Cloud via Pixabay (CC)

Democracy Word Cloud via Pixabay (CC)

Is democracy in decline and if so, does it matter? Carnegie Council calls on students worldwide to answer the question: Is it important to live in a democracy? Deadline December 31, 2018.

Is democracy in decline and if so, does it matter? What are the essential pillars of a truly democratic society? Is it simply that all citizens can vote, or is there more to it? Are there advantages to living in a democracy and if so, what are they? Or are there other political systems that provide more advantages for their citizens?

For its annual international essay contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs calls on students worldwide to answer the following question:

Is it important to live in a democracy?

The essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in the student'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.

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 Global Ethics Network (GEN) website, which is open to all: http://www.globalethicsnetwork.org.

2. Post essay in the BLOG SECTION and tag it with #essaycontest2018.

3. Please include the following:

  • Full name.
  • School or college name.
  • Indicate what level of student (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

PRIZES: Amazon Gift Certificates

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. Visit https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/.

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