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Carnegie International Student Essay Competition 2019

Carnegie International Student Essay Competition 2019

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City: New York
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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its 11th annual International Student Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world. This year, the topic for the Carnegie Essay competition is:

“Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?”

Participants must include in their own analysis and explanation of “responsibility” and what it means to “regulate” the Internet. Further, the essay should consider at least one specific issue or area where “regulation” might be considered. For example, you may choose to address censorship, Internet accessibility, net neutrality, social media, cybersecurity, or other Internet-related issues. Moreover, participants can choose among regulations aside from the aforementioned choices.

Essays must identify the actor(s) that should or should not be responsible for Internet regulation. This can include international organizations, governments, corporations, online communities, and/or individuals. Participants are not limited to these examples when discussing actors. Moreover, you may choose to specify an agency, organization, etc. related to the particular issue you are considering.

Winners of the 2019 Carnegie International Student Essay Competition

Carnegie Council will select three winners from the submission for the 2019 International Student Essay Competition. The winners will receive:

  • 1st place: $300 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • 2nd place: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • 3rd place: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

Further, the Carnegie Council will publish the winning essays on its website.

Eligibility for the 2019 Carnegie International Student Essay Competition

The Carnage Council considers students from all over the world are eligible for the International Essay Competition. Furthermore, students from high school students through graduate students are eligible. However, non-students submission are ineligible for the competition. Nor, previous winners and honorable mentions may compete again.

Further, the essay must meet the following requirements:

  • Style: Persuasive, op-ed style (not academic, no footnotes)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Essays can be submitted in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .txt format. English language entries only.
  • Limit: One entry per person.

How To Participate in the Carnegie International Student Essay Competition?

Eligible international students must send their essay via email to the Carnegie Essay competition. Furthermore, students must attach the essay in one of the aforementioned formats(.doc, .docx, .pdf or .txt). On the first page of the essay as well as in the body of your email, please include:

  • Your full name;
  • The name of your school;
  • What level of student you are (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

The judging panel will judge the essays in three categories: high school students; undergraduate students; and graduate students.


Carnegie Council will accept the submission for the International Essay Competition until October 16, 2019. Moreover, submissions made after the deadline are invalid.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline16 October,2019
CityNew York
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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