Eon Essay Contest

Eon Essay Contest

To enter, you must be a student (grade-school, undergraduate, or graduate), read The Precipice, and submit an essay of up to 1,200 words on one of the prompts below.

Age 13-18 Bracket: Pick a transformative technology you think will be created someday. Imagine that you are in a position of responsibility for it. For example, you could be a scientist developing this technology, a government official regulating it, or a corporate executive selling it to the public. How would you approach your job to have the greatest chance of preserving humanity’s potential? What are the risks you face?

Age 19-21 Bracket: If the ideas in this book are correct, what does that imply about what a group you are familiar with should be doing differently? What could incentivize them to do that? You may talk about a group like a research lab, a government body, a nonprofit, a media company, a corporation, or an international organization.

Age 22+ Bracket: What, according to you, is missing from this book? This missing piece can be data, analysis, or an argument. The missing piece can either strengthen or weaken a conclusion from the book.

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$2,000 - $15,000
Acceptance StartNovember 15, 2023
Deadline June 15, 2024
Number of Awards Granted30

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Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Age13