Calling Students & Teachers: International Essay & Photo Contests, Deadline Jan 5, 2016

August 6, 2015

Off the beaten path. CREDIT: Chris Ford

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce its two annual international contests.

Around the world, politicians, scientists, and scholars are debating how we can solve urgent global problems, from inequality to climate change.

But the future belongs to you, this generation of students, and we want to learn about your ideas on the following topics. These are challenging issues. Whether you choose to express yourself in words or in photos, we're looking for thoughtfulness, originality, and vision.     

The deadline for both contests is January 5, 2016. Prizes are Amazon Gift Certificates and the winning entries will be posted on Carnegie Council's website.

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2015: Goals for a Better World
Focusing on one of the following 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

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. Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome. LEARN MORE

CLIMATE CHANGE: International Student Photo Contest
This year's topic is Climate Change: Send us your photos that show examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

All students of every nationality are eligible. The minimum age is 13.