ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES & RULES FOR THINKING COMPETITION08-19-2011
WHO SHOULD ENTER THE "CAN THE PRESIDENT MATTER IN THE 21st CENTURY?" THINKING CHALLENGE:
We will choose five winners:
- One high school student from the United States
- One high school student from outside the U.S.
- Two college students
- The strongest submission which meets the eligibility requirements.
If you are a thinker engaged in understanding and transforming our world, we want to hear from you! We are seeking innovative written and visual essays that illuminate the darkness that today passes for political argument. We welcome any entry that shines light on the dark places of the American political world.
WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER?
• Connect to an exciting on-line and physical Arendt Center community that is dedicated to thinking what we are doing.
• Gain visibility within our community and at our annual Fall conference which is webcast live throughout the world.
• Have your winning entry posted on the Hannah Arendt Center Blog, and the IDEA website and publicized at our Conference.
• A chance to win some cold hard cash!
SOME HINTS TO HELP YOU WIN:
Winners of The Arendt Center Award for Excellence in Political Thinking will be those entries that best meet the following criteria:
• Thoughtfulness: This is the knock-out test—if the work exposes clichés, scuttles common wisdom, and makes us think, you will have a good chance of winning.
• Quality of Presentation: It is important that your written or video essay be readable, viewable, clear, and powerfully argued.
•Creativity: Essays that use innovative arguments or media that strike and hold the attention and contribute to the power of the essay will be graded highly.
RULES, DEADLINES, & PROCEDURES
Online competition submissions are being accepted until 11:59 PM EST on September 1, 2012. Submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be chosen by a panel including:
•Roger Berkowitz, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College;
•Wyatt Mason, Contributing Editor at The New York Times Magazine and Senior Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center;
•Thomas Wild, Research Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center
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