International Philosophy Olympiad

Ages:High School

Types:Exam, Submission

Categories:Humanities, Philosophy

Scope:International

Contact


philosophy.olympiad@gmail.com

The International Philosophy Olympiad was first held in 1993 in Smolyan, Bulgaria, and has grown ever since. At the core of every International Philosophy Olympiad stands the essay competition in which high school students write an original essay on a philosophical topic they may choose out of four prescribed themes. Prizes include gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as Honorable Mentions.

Every student writes an essay on one of the four topics given to them. The time of writing is 4 hours.

The criteria of evaluation are: relevance to the topic, philosophical understanding of the topic, persuasive power of argumentation, coherence, and originality.

Website: http://www.philosophy-olympiad.org/

Managing Organization: Department of Philosophy of Sofia University

Contact:

philosophy.olympiad@gmail.com

Eligibility:
Open to pupils from every country in the world who are enrolled in a high school at the time of the competition.

Overview

The International Philosophy Olympiad was first held in 1993 in Smolyan, Bulgaria, and has grown ever since. At the core of every International Philosophy Olympiad stands the essay competition in which high school students write an original essay on a philosophical topic they may choose out of four prescribed themes. Prizes include gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as Honorable Mentions.

Process

Every student writes an essay on one of the four topics given to them. The time of writing is 4 hours.

Criteria

The criteria of evaluation are: relevance to the topic, philosophical understanding of the topic, persuasive power of argumentation, coherence, and originality.

Participate

Website: http://www.philosophy-olympiad.org/

Managing Organization: Department of Philosophy of Sofia University

Contact:

philosophy.olympiad@gmail.com

Eligibility:
Open to pupils from every country in the world who are enrolled in a high school at the time of the competition.