Rules & Submission Guidelines
- To enter, the participant must be a senior high school student attending an eligible high school at the time of essay submission. To view a list of eligible high schools, please click here.
- Any non-original material used in the essay (e.g., quotations or copyrighted work) must be properly identified.
- Essays must be typewritten in English using Times New Roman, 12-point font, APA format, and double spaced with 1-inch margins.
- Only one entry per person will be accepted.
- Essay must be an original work of 850 words or less that addresses the stated topic. Words in the title, bibliography, and footnotes are not included in the word count.
- Essays must be submitted electronically as a PDF. You will be directed to the essay submission page after completing a short ethics survey. The survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. Survey answers are recorded anonymously, and will not impact the judgment of your essay.
Please click here to take the survey and submit your essay.
- A copy of the student’s high school ID, or any other institutional document that can verify eligibility, must be added to the end of the essay. The essay and proof of eligibility are to be submitted as a single document.
- Any persons employed by the Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, children, and grandchildren, whether by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
- In order to receive the monetary award associated with winning any of the six cash prizes, selected contestants MUST attend the Award Ceremony. If the selected contestant is unable to attend the Award Ceremony, both the award certificate and monetary prize will be considered forfeited.
- Failure to comply with the competition rules and guidelines will result in disqualification.