Entries for Rezendes Ethics Essay competition sought

The University of Maine Honors College is now accepting entries for the 2020-21 John M. Rezendes Ethics Essay Competition.

All UMaine undergraduate students who are enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester are invited to submit an 8- to 10-page essay that focuses on ethics, broadly construed. This year, the suggested theme is deconstructing systems of oppression, but essays on any topic of ethical concern are welcome.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $3,200 for first prize and two $500 finalist prizes.

Students can attend informational Zoom workshops and discussions of ethics sponsored by the Honors College at noon Dec. 7 and Feb. 5. Essays must be submitted before midnight on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. 

More information, including writing prompts and submission guidelines and winning essays from previous years, is available online.