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Elie Wiesel Prize

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Final Deadline: December 8, 2014 by 5:00 pm PST

The Foundation designed this contest to challenge college juniors and seniors to analyze urgent ethical issues in today's society. Juniors and seniors are invited to, in a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay, analyze the ethical questions and concerns facing them through an exploration of four suggested topics. First prize: $5,000; second prize, $2,500; third prize, $1,500. Information on each year's contest is posted on the website in June.

The 2014 Contest will open for submissions in Fall, 2013.  This year's suggested topic:   Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.  Deadline for submissions will be by 5:00 pm on December 8, 2014.  Entrants are encouraged to enter online at

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