University of Lincoln Philosophy Competition 2018
What is Love?
Write a philosophical essay on the nature of love and win £100 for you and £100 for your school.
The University of Lincoln’s Philosophy Competition is the first of its kind. It is an international writing competition, managed by University of Lincoln and open to anyone. It offers young people, aged 18 and under, and adults, aged over 18, the opportunity to undertake a piece of work tackling one of the most important philosophical questions which human beings have ever contemplated – what is love?.
Philosophy literally means the "love of wisdom. It is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument, and systematic presentation and this competition aims to encourage those taking part to apply philosophical method to this question. The competition aims to build confidence, develop writing skills, support creativity and encourage critical thinking.
All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner from both the Adult and Young Persons categories will receive £100 each. The young winner will also be awarded £100 for their school library. Two runners-up, one in each category, will receive £50 each.
Essays should be no more than 1,500 words in length. Entries should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight on 23 March 2018.