Essay Contests & Calls for Submission

Essay Contests

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Since 1989 the Elie Wiesel Foundation has sponsored the annual Essay Prize in Ethics contest to "challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world." Each year the foundation awards three cash prizes and two honorable mentions, ranging from $500 to $5,000. Full-time juniors and seniors are eligible to compete. Please note that you must have a Faculty Sponsor review your essay and sign the entry form. Enclose a letter from the Registrar's Office that confirms that you are registered full-time at Barnard. The entry form and guidelines are available through the link above. Deadline around late November.

Journal of International Affairs Essay Contests

Founded in 1947, the Journal of International Affairs is a leading foreign affairs periodical edited by the graduate students at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. The Journal is published bi-annually and has readership in over eighty countries. It has earned worldwide recognition for its unique single-topic format, and for framing heated debates in international affairs for over sixty-five years. It sponsors student essay contests, including:

  • The Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay Contest, and
  • The Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Essay Contest.

For deadlines and other details, please visit the JIA contest page.

Calls for Paper Submission

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