Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Essay Contest: Win a free trip to NYC!

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a unique experiment in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.

The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources.

ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations or the U.S. and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS: Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

The contest is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students only, and entries must be in English
The entry can be either an essay or a video.
Essays should be written in op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers) with a length of 2,000-3,000 words. Videos should not exceed 10 minutes.

CONTEST PRIZE: Contest winners will receive a free trip to New York City in November 2013, to attend a 3-day Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network Annual Meeting.

1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website:
2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #ConnectedWorld; or
3. Upload your video here in one of the supported formats and tag it with #ConnectedWorld.
4. Please include your full name, address, email, age, and school affiliation.

Any questions? Please contact Evan O'Neil at