Glassen Essay Contest

2016-2017 Glassen Essay Contest


Every year, the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics and the Department of Philosophy sponsor the Glassen High School Ethics Essay Competition. The writer of the winning essays receives a $1,000 award. The CBC co-sponsors this competition and the winning essay will be published on their website.  The contest is open to all Grade XI and Grade XII students in Manitoba. Last year, over 100 students from across the province submitted essays. You can read last year’s winner on our website. This year’s topic is:  Does Democracy Work?

Congatulations to Matthey Murphy, from Vincent Massey Collegiate who was the first place winner with his essay: You can't test what doesn't exist: A Defence of Democracy.   You can read the full essay HERE.


The topic for the 2018 Glassen Essay Contest will be released in February 2018, stay tuned !


 Click HERE for a PDF version of the poster.

Links for the Rules and Regulations and the Entry form are located on the right.