Eon Essay Contest on The Precipice

  • Master, Bachelor, Phd
  • 15,000 USD top prize; 42,000 USD total prizes
  • 15 June 2022

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord, a philosopher at Oxford University, discusses some of the most important issues of our time. It raises awareness about existential risks, which are risks that threaten humanity’s long-term potential. Addressing these risks may be among the most pressing moral issues of our time.

To enter, students read the book and then write an essay of up to 1,200 words. Further details and the essay prompts are available on the contest website.


The Eon Essay Contest is open to all students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) 13 and older.


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Students will win prize money. There are ten prizes available, ranging from 15,000 USD to 2,000 USD.


The contest website (www.eonessaycontest.com) has the essay prompts and submission form.

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