Philosophy Outreach Programs and K-12 Philosophy Centers in the U.S.

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

Oaxaca Philosophy for Children Initiative

Philosophical Horizons

PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization)

University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children

2014 K-12 Philosophy Prizes and Awards

High School Student Essay Contest, sponsored by PLATO

Deadline:  January 31, 2014

Three winners, cash awards, award ceremony at Pacific Division APA meeting in April

Topic:  Do human beings have free will? Please give the best reasons that you can in defense of your position, taking pains to explore possible objections to your view and to explain how you would reply to those objections. In your answer, make sure to explain how you define the term ‘free will.’ Also, if you hold that people lack free will, please explain how they can be held responsible for their actions.

Squire Family Foundation award for best essay on teaching high school ethics, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Presentation at annual APPE meeting in Jacksonville, FL in February 2014

Cash award

Case Writing Competition for the National High School Ethics Bowl

Deadline:  December 1, 2013

Seven awards, cash prizes; winning case will be used in the ethics bowl

PLATO awards for excellence in teaching philosophy at the elementary, middle and high school levels

Deadline:  January 31, 2014

Cash awards; winners will be given a year’s PLATO membership and invitation to speak at the next PLATO conference