Feb 19, 2019

Kids Philosophy Slam

  • Crimson Education
  • Based in Washington DC, USA
Specialist Essay Editing Competition Skill Building


The Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual programme designed to make philosophy fun and accessible, promote critical thinking, and encourage dialogue with other students and adults. Students can express themselves in words, artwork, poetry, or song to various stimulating philosophical questions such as "Hate or Love: Which has a Greater Impact on Society?". Philosophical questions are engaging and relevant to current issues we face as a society.

Each grade level has its own National Winner and high school students compete for the "Most Philosophical Student in America" title. Schools can also compete for the "Most Philosophical School in America".

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can join

Participation Cost


$25 USD application fee

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Critical thinking and engagement with philosophical questions is required.

Time Commitment


Submission of work and one-off event

Application Deadline

2021 dates TBA - 2020 Slam has been cancelled

Application Process Includes

Submit work and registration information and fee by mail to Kids Philosophy Slam. Schools should review entries at each grade level and select no more than four entries per grade level as finalists to enter the Kids Philosophy Slam.

For international entries, all entries must be presented in English.