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".
Anyone can join
$25 USD application fee
Critical thinking and engagement with philosophical questions is required.
Submission of work and one-off event
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.