Glassen Essay Contest

2017-2018 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:  Should young people be allowed to play sports that place participants at risk of brain injuries, such as hockey, football, and soccer?


The Winner of the 2017-2018 Glassen Essay Competition is

Carl Dizon from Sisler High School

Carl's essay titled "Take one for the team, or not" was published on CBC online and can be viewed HERE.

 Click HERE to read the full PDF version of the winning essay.



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