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Heythrop Philosophy Essay Prize Competition 2012

Heythrop College University of London is launching a new Philosophy Essay Prize, worth £500 which will be judged by Dr Stephen Law, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College and the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's journal THINK: Philosophy for Everyone.

The competition is open to all those studying for any AS or A2-level examinations (or equivalent) in 2012.

Entries should be no longer than 1500 words including footnotes but excluding references and can take any form e.g. essay, dialogue, etc. All sources must be referenced.

The deadline for the 1500 word essay is 5pm on Friday 30 March 2012, and the winner will be announced on the Heythrop website on 29 June 2012.

To enter please choose one of the titles below and send your entry to essayprize@heythrop.ac.uk (please note you may only submit one entry to the competition).

Entries should be written in the Microsoft Word document which includes the entry form (please see below). Entries will normally be acknowledged within 5 days.

Heythrop College/Dr Stephen Law reserve the right to publish entries but entrants will retain copyright over their work.

Title 1: Is there good evidence for or against the existence of God?
Title 2: What is the mind-body problem? Can it be solved?
Title 3: Under what conditions can someone be said to know something?

Go here to download the entry form.


Anonymous said…
Sorry by the dumb quention, but what is "AS or A2-level examinations"?

I'm not from England, therefore I'm not shure.

I'm getting a master degree this year, can I participate?
Stephen Law said…
sorry it's only a level - UK students.
Chloe said…
Hello! I'm an overseas student so obviously not in the running to win...but could I submit a piece just for fun? Starting BA Philosophy @ Heythrop in Sept. I look forward to asking you loads of questions (if you teach any first year modules). :)
Torben said…
Could you tell me how footnotes should be formatted in the essay?

Thank you!
Torben said…
Oh and also, sorry to be a pain, does the word count include bibliography? Or just title, essay, footnotes?
Stephen Law said…
end notes please. nay format. incl in word limit.
Torben said…
So the bibliography IS included in the word count (1500)?
Stephen Law said…
yes, as I don't want 1500 words essays with 1500 of notes. BUT I'll be a bit flexible on word limit (if it's just a little bit over I won't worry).
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