Elie Wiesel Prize
Official site: http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx
Final Deadline: January 21, 2020
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 2020 Contest will open for submissions in Fall, 2019. The 2020 Essay Topics is:
Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Note that the most engaging essays often reflect deeply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one’s life. That approach could focus ethical reflection on:
- A personal issue
- A family matter
- A travel incident
- An academic inquiry
- A dilemma in literature or film
- A recent article or editorial in a major newspaper
- A current conflict in American life
- An international crisis
Write about any specific topic you wish, provided it explores an ethical problem, question, issue, or concern.
Entrants are encouraged to enter online.
Visit the website for more information.