Deadline for Carnegie Council International Essay and Photo Contests is December 31

Time is running out. Photo credit: Daniel Novta, Creative Commons License

Whether you choose to express yourself in words or in photos, we’re looking for thoughtfulness and originality.

There’s still time to enter Carnegie Council’s two annual international contests for 2017: an essay contest for teachers and students on the world’s greatest ethical challenge, and a photo contest for students on climate change.

The deadline for both contests is December 31, 2017. Prizes are Amazon Gift Certificates, and the winning entries will be posted on Carnegie Council’s website.

To learn more about the contests and how to submit entries, go to:

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

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. Word limit: 1,000-1,500 words.

International Student Photo Contest

This year’s topic is climate change: Please submit photos that show examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

All students of every nationality are eligible. Non-students will be disqualified. The minimum age is 13.


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. Go to

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