Please consider the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2012. Undergraduate juniors and seniors may submit an essay, which must be accompanied by a Faculty Sponsor’s verification. From the notice:
This annual competition challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today’s world. Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics has encouraged students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and develop rational arguments for ethical action. We hope you will encourage full-time juniors and seniors at your institution to compete in this contest. Awards are granted up to $5,000. The deadline for the contest is December 5, 2011 by 5pm PST. A distinguished panel of readers will evaluate all entries. A jury, headed by Elie Wiesel, will choose the winners.Students entering the contest are required to partner with a Faculty Sponsor. There is no better encouragement for a student to enter our contest than motivation from a professor or a faculty member. Any interested professor may act as a Faculty Sponsor to verify the quality and authenticity of the student’s essay. Once registered by the student, the Faculty Sponsor will electronically verify the student’s work.
You can also find information at http://www.ethicsprize.org/.