"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 the most recent winning videos plus the Highly Commended videos on the 2023 Schools' Day web page. To take part this year, teams of between three and five people should send us a video of up to four minutes in length. Full details of the competition plus the terms and conditions can be found here.
The 2024 competition deadline is 8th January 2024, and the four finalists will compete for the top prizes in the School's Day on 19th March 2024.
Good luck to everyone taking part this year!