We've moved!

Check out our new site at
and be sure to update your bookmarks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Win Money for a Philosophical Essay

Ebru.tv and Fountain Magazine are holding the Matter and Beyond Essay Contest for undergraduate and graduate students, which will award a total of six cash prizes totaling 5,500 dollars (including a top prize of 2,000 dollars). The contest is inspired by Ebru.tv's new program Matter and Beyond, a short documentary-style show that examines subjects at the intersection of science and spirituality.
The essays (which must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words) should explore topics related to the social sciences, religion and philosophy, or arts and culture—questions like: What do we value most in this life? What constitutes genuine wealth? What is the relationship between our spiritual beliefs and our treatment of the environment? What are the limits of our knowledge?
Essays will be judged on their analysis and accuracy of data, innovation and creativity, relevance to the contest theme, and writing style and structure. The deadline for submission is June 15, and the winner will be announced on the Fountain Magazine Web site on July 15.