2021 Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition

Welcome to the Uehiro Centre’s Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition!

"How am I responsible for the environment? Should there be limits on how we can punish people who do wrong? If very ill patients want to die, should doctors be held responsible if they help them? Who is responsible for the global spread of infectious diseases?" 

If these and other questions about our responsibilities towards each other, our planet and our future make you think, then this competition is for you!

At the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics we think a lot about responsibility and how we can all do more to tackle some of the biggest ethical problems facing us today. We invite school students in Year 11, 12 or 13 (S4-S6 in Scotland, Years 12-14 in Northern Ireland, or the international equivalent) to take part in our Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition by making a video to tell us about an ethical problem and how you think responsibility is involved. 

The top four finalists will be invited to take part in our Schools' Day as part of our Festival of Arguments and you can see this year's four winning videos plus the Highly Commended videos on the 2023 Schools' Day web page. To take part in future rounds, teams of between three and five people should send us a video of up to four minutes in length.

The 2023 competition deadline was 9th January 2023, and the four finalists competed for the top prizes in the School's Day on 21st March 2023. Our first placed team in 2023 was Altrincham Girls Grammar School, followed by Oxford International College, St Ambrose College and The Tiffin Girls' School. Congratulations to all who took part. 

Full details of the competition plus the terms and conditions can be found here. We hope to see you for the 2024 competition (opening September 2023)! 



Full details on Competition webpage.