ESSAY COMPETITION – Web of Life Foundation

The recently formed Web of Life Foundation – WOLFoundation – runs an annual competition looking for the best non-technical, English language writing on any subject related to environmental issues.  Deadline 15 Dec 2011. To enter pleae visit our Guidelines Page

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,500. A further $500 will be awarded to the second placed entry.  The top 20 entries will be published as a book of collected essays

The competition is open to all and the judges are looking for “fresh ideas, freshly presented” on any topic relating to environmental or conservation issues. Manuscripts must be written in English, double spaced, no longer than 3,000 words and contain no abstract, list of references or footnotes. Images are allowed as part of the manuscript.

PRIZE – Holmes Rolston, III – 2nd Annual Early Career Essay Prize

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) and the Center for Environmental Philosophy invite submissions for its annual essay prize for scholars in the early stages of their career. The prize is named in honour of Professor Holmes Rolston III, for his pioneering work in the field of environmental philosophy.

THE PRIZE
Papers are invited on all aspects of environmental philosophy or environmental affairs (with a strong theoretical component). A prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning essay.

All submitted papers that qualify (see conditions) will be reviewed by an Essay Prize Committee in consultation with the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics. The winning essay will be published in the journal, Environmental Ethics.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CONDITIONS
Closing date for submissions: *June 1st, 2012*
-Eligibility: Submissions are invited from scholars who already hold a PhD and have earned their doctorate no more than five years prior to the submission deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a one-page CV to provide evidence of early career status.
-Word limit: 60,000 characters (including spaces), including notes and references. An abstract of 100-150 words should also be included.
-Style: consult the Chicago Manual of Style or any recent issue of Environmental Ethics.
-Essays must be prepared for blind review (cover page with contact information and email on a separate page).
-Submissions should be emailed to: Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk. Please put ‘Essay Prize’ in the subject line of the email submission.
-The essay should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and should not be submitted to any other journal until the outcome of the competition is announced.
-The decision of the committee will be final. There is only one prize per year and the committee reserves the right not to award the prize if submissions are not of an appropriate standard.

Dr. Emily Brady
President, International Society for Environmental Ethics
University of Edinburgh, Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk

Dr. Eugene C. Hargrove
Center for Environmental Philosophy
University of North Texas, cep@unt.edu

PRIZE WINNER – Holmes Rolston, III Early Career Essay

The International Society for Environmental Ethics and the Center for Environmental Philosophy are pleased to announce the winner of our first Holmes Rolston III Early Career Essay Prize, Joakim Sandberg’s essay, “My Emissions Make No Difference,” which will be published in the Fall 2011 issue of Environmental Ethics.

The essay addresses an important and timely topic, the question of individual responsibility with respect to carbon emissions. Dr Sandberg is a Research Fellow in Practical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and an Associate Researcher at the Centre for European Research on Microfinance at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. His research on environmental philosophy has been made possible by financial support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra/SIRP).

The aim of the annual essay prize is to encourage and support research in environmental philosophy by scholars in the early stages of their career (within five years of having earned the PhD). The prize is named for Holmes Rolston III, in recognition of his pioneering work in the field of environmental philosophy.

Congratulations to our prize winner!

PRIZE – Holmes Rolston, III – Early Career Essay Prize

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the International Society of Environmental Ethics (ISEE), the ISEE and the Center for Environmental Philosophy are inaugurating an annual essay prize for scholars in the early stages of their career.

THE PRIZE
Papers are invited on all aspects of environmental philosophy or environmental affairs (with a strong theoretical component). A prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning essay. All submitted papers that qualify (see conditions below) will be reviewed by an Essay Prize Committee in consultation with the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics. The winning essay will be published in the journal Environmental Ethics.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CONDITIONS

  • Scholars who have earned their doctorate no more than five years prior to sub–mission are invited to submit an essay. Submissions must be accompanied by a one-page CV to provide evidence of early career status.
  • Closing date for submissions: 1 June 2011.
  • Word limit: 60,000 characters (including spaces), including notes and references. An abstract of 100-150 words should also be included.
  • Style: consult the Chicago Manual of Style or any recent issue of Environmental Ethics.
  • Essays must be prepared for blind review (cover page with contact information and email on a separate page).
  • Submissions should be emailed to: Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk. Please put “Essay Prize” in the subject line of the email submission.
  • The essay should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and should not be submitted to any other journal until the outcome of the competition is announced.
  • The decision of the committee will be final. There is only one prize per year and the committee reserves the right not to award the prize if submissions are not of an appropriate standard.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. Eugene C. Hargrove, Director
Center for Environmental Philosophy
University of North Texas, hargrove@unt.edu

Dr. Emily Brady, President
International Society of Environmental Ethics
University of Edinburgh, Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk