Voices in Bioethics Writing Contest 2023

Please submit a 1,500-word, original, persuasive essay on a bioethical topic for a chance to win.

First Prize: $500 gift card 

Second Prize: $300 gift card 

Third Prize: $100 gift card

Eligibility: Any undergraduate student

Format: Footnotes in any format; no reference lists or bibliographies; single-spaced; page numbers in bottom center

Deadline: December 30, 2023

Rubric: Papers will be evaluated based on the following five criteria.

  1. Clarity of stated thesis 
  2. Originality of argument
  3. Strength of argument (valid conclusion)
  4. Attention to counterarguments
  5. Writing style (conciseness, clarity, readability, straightforward style, grammar)

Voices in Bioethics does not accept AI-generated text including text generated by ChatGPT or any other LLM technology. Text attributed to such is not acceptable. Use of ChatGPT for text credited to the author is plagiarism. Essays that are AI generated in part or in full will not be considered for the essay contest.

Submit your essay to Athina Fontenot at by December 30, 2023