Student Ethics Competition 2019


The Neely Center, Campus-Wide Student Ethics Competition 2019



And the winner is…… YOU!

First prize $3,000      Second Prize $2000       Third Prize $1000         

The competition is open to all USC students. Submissions are invited in all areas of ethics and decision making including, but not limited to:

1.        The intersection of technology and society

2.        Business ethics

3.        Public policy ethics

4.        Personal and societal ethics

Submissions can be in the form of a written article, a presentation, or video. Submit email of intent to participate by,  SEPTEMBER 30, 2018


Submission themes include:

1.        A case study exhibiting a real life decision that involves trade-offs and an ethical dilemma

2.        Reflections on what comprises an ethically sensitive decision culture and the impediments/ inducers of ethical behavior

3.        Fairness and equity issues with ethical implications

4.        Unanticipated ethical considerations revolving around the future of technology


A distinguished panel of judges from USC and industry will evaluate the submissions and select the finalists and the winners. Finalists will present in our annual Next Generation Ethics Conference

Scheduled for April 26, 2019. The conference will include several world-renowned speakers from industry and academia.


Important Dates

September 30, 2018: Intent to participate- Please e-mail to ,with your intent to participate, so we may forward you follow up e-mails about USC resources to help you with the submissions. The intent to participate should include a title and a brief abstract/description of the work.


December 15, 2018:  Initial draft - So we may offer deedback from experts on your submission


February 15, 2018: Second draft.


March 1, 2019: - Final Submission


April 26, 2019: Announcement of winners and presentations at The Neely Center Annual Ethics Conference, " Ethics: Where Do We Stand"


To see last years competition, click here.


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