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UE accepting entries for second annual Tri-State Essay Competition

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Philosophy and Religion is currently accepting entries for the second annual Tri-State Truth, Meaning, and Value Essay Competition. The University first launched this competition in the spring of 2020 to encourage regional high school students to think about the challenges facing humanity today and in the future.

“We want to encourage young adults to think clearly and to think big,” said Tony Beavers, professor of philosophy at UE.

For this competition, the department is asking students to answer the question, “How can we be happy and live meaningfully in the Internet age?”

Each essay will be judged by a panel of UE faculty members. The department will award cash prizes for first place ($500), second place ($250) and third place ($100). Two additional entries will also receive honorable mention.

Essays should be around 1,500 words in length, and they will be judged based on academic merit, creativity and expression of practical wisdom. Proper use of grammar and form will also be considered. Entries may be submitted on the UE website at evansville.edu/TMVessay. More information and a complete list of rules are also available on the website. The deadline to submit an essay is October 15.

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