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Essay Contest for the Canadian Advancement of Humanist Values


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/03/29

The Association humaniste du Québec and Humanist Canada have founded an essay contest for students — at the high school and CEGEP level — to write critically about humanist values and Canadian society.

There are no predetermined topics for the essay submissions by students. The Humanist Canada Essay Contest is intended for the advancement of humanist values in the Anglophone and the Francophone spheres of Canada.

This critical thinking and humanistic ethics writing will provide a window into the fresh thoughts of the young on the ways in which humanism has a place in modern society more than ever before.

There is a total of $8,000 in prizes. The first place prize in each language will come to $1,000. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

“We are proud to give Canadian students a forum to express humanist themes given the on-going attack on science and reason we have observed in society,” Dr. Lloyd Robertson, Vice-President of Humanist Canada, stated, “Humanist Canada and Association humaniste du Québec are proud to be the hosts of the HCEC. We look forward to receiving many submissions from inspired and interested high school students.”

The full information for the essay contest can be found here:

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