Student Ethics Essay Prize

The Natoli Ethics Fund is used to support the following activities:

    1. Two annual awards of excellence for an ethics assignment/essay one each for undergraduate and for postgraduate students
    2.  Funding for ethics projects & activities by clubs and societies in the Business School in which events support the development of ethical awareness particularly business ethics
    3. Support for student participation in conferences relating to ethics in business professions
    4. Scholarships for ethics internships in business or organisations like St James Ethics Centre

For more information on the Natoli Ethics Fund and how to apply for funding for ethics related student events and activities, contact Sarah Fletcher, BPEG Student and External Relations Convenor business.bpeg@sydney.edu.au.

Eligibility

Category 1: Undergraduate students

The category 1 essay contest is open to any student currently studying a business degree or unit at undergraduate level within the University of Sydney Business School.

 

Category 2: Postgraduate students (coursework and research students)

The category 2 essay contest is open to any student currently studying a business degree or unit at postgraduate level within the University of Sydney Business School.

Prizes

Category 1: Undergraduate students

First Prize: The best essay will be chosen for a $1,000 cash prize.

 

Category 2: Postgraduate students (coursework and research students)

First Prize: The best essay will be chosen for a $1,000 cash prize.

 

The winning entries will be published on the BPEG website and in the BPEG publication.  The winners will be invited to the BPEG Annual Dinner in 2015.

Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to both categories:

Only one submission per entrant is allowed.

Essays submitted must be entrants' own original work.

Essays must include a bibliography of the source material.

Winning essays will be published on the BPEG website as well as in BPEG publication.

The details of all entrants will be published on the BPEG website as well as the BPEG publication.

Essay Format

The following formatting requirements apply to both categories:

Essays must be written in English.

Length: 1,000 words or less, excluding title and any references. Essays exceeding the 1,000-word limit will be disqualified.

Standard format: title, introduction, body, and summary/conclusion.

Doc, docx or pdf file, 12-point font,double-spaced.

Pages must be numbered.

Submission

Submission of your essay must be made through the Student Ethics Essay Prize portal.

Closing Date

The closing date for submissions of the essay is Monday, 1 September 2014. 

Requirements

Submissions are to consider the following question:

What can a business learn about ethics from a university student?

Selection of Winners

The winners will be selected by 3-5 members of the BPEG executive making up the selection committee.

The BPEG selection committee reserves the right not to award prizes in any and all categories should it deem that submissions do not meet the contest criteria.  All decisions of the selection committee shall be considered final.