I am planning to sponsor an Effective Altruism essay contest for people <18 years old.
See this document for details and prompts.
The inspiration is the Ayn Rand Institute essay contest. The goal is to motivate young people to learn about and get involved with EA, thus helping strengthen and spread the movement.
Unless someone persuades me it’s a bad idea, I will run the contest starting this year.
I’m requesting help funding the prizes and (especially) judging the entries, but I am ready to do both myself.
I’m also requesting feedback on:
Best-practices for detecting plagiarism
The general idea
The prize amounts
Where to advertise this
How to brand it (I want to be clear that it’s about EA, but also that it’s “unofficial” (i.e. privately organized))