The Sheffield Philosophy Essay Prize is an annual competition for Years 10, 11 and 12. The aims of this prize are threefold: firstly, to widen interest in philosophy and in studying philosophy at university level among students who would not otherwise be exposed to the subject; secondly, to encourage ambitious and talented secondary school students considering applying to university to study philosophy; and thirdly, to recognise the achievements both of high-calibre students and of those who teach them. The competition is run by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Entrants must be students in years 10, 11 or 12 in the UK.
Write an essay of around 1,000 words (but not more than 1,500 words) on one of the following topics. Include a bibliography. Essays must be typed, saved as a Word or RTF document and submitted online through the submission link on the main prize page.
The deadline for submissions is midnight, Friday 27 March 2020. Winners will be announced by Friday 17 April 2020.
Include a bibliography. Essays must be typed, saved as a Word or RTF document and emailed to email@example.com before the deadline.