Carnegie Council Student/Teacher International Essay Competition 'Making a Difference'

Dec 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CARNEGIE COUNCIL for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second Annual Student Competition. This year, we are opening the Competition up to teachers as well as to students.

Can we build a future in which society lives in harmony with the environment? That's the core question behind the sustainability movement. Rather than focusing only on possible future catastrophes, people must also have an opportunity to imagine what the world should look like. This is how innovations are born.

As students and teachers, you shape our future. How can you help to ensure that the interests of the environment, business, and society work together, not against each other? Start now, by imagining how to improve your school.

ESSAY TITLE: How would you improve your school so that it prepares future leaders to protect the planet?


-- Style: "Op-ed" style (not academic, foot-noted papers)

-- Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words

-- Format: Word document, or email. English language entries only.



Essay: Please email your entries to: Please include your full name, address, email, age, and student affiliation.

All nationalities are eligible.  

All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible.

All students, from high school students through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.


1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate

3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

All winners also receive a copy of the Carnegie Council book, "Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader."

This contest is part of the Council's second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, which kicks off a year of events and resources on sustainability. Generous funding of the Carnegie Council's 2010-2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.


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