Competition Promoting Philosophical Discussions Among Youth
The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and engaging for children of all ages and abilities, to encourage a philosophical dialogue between children and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. More than $3,000 in prizes will be available to students and schools, including home schools. The topic for the 2018 Kids Philosophy Slam is “Truth or Deceit: Which Has a Greater Impact on Society?”All K–12 students (including students with special needs) can enter and will be acknowledged with a certificate celebrating their work. The national winners will be announced in June 2018. In K–8, a national winner at each grade will be celebrated as the Most Philosophical [Kindergarten, First-Grade, etc.] Student in America. In grades 9–12, four finalists and one national winner will be celebrated as The Most Philosophical Student in America.
Deadline: March 9, 2018, for registration and entries
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