Essays should address evidence and arguments relating to consciousness beyond the brain and should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words, submitted as a word document.
Entrants are expected to study the Galileo Commission Main and Summary Reports as points of departure. The three volumes edited by Professor Ed Kelly of the University of Virginia – Irreducible Mind, Beyond Physicalism and Consciousness Unbound – are highly recommended.
We welcome submissions from undergraduates under the age of 23 on the closing date. Closing date is midnight BST on September 15, 2021.
- First prize: £500
- Second prize: £300
- Third prizes: £100 each
The winning essay will be published in Paradigm Explorer, the journal of the Scientific and Medical Network, and the prize winners will be offered free passes to the 2021 online Beyond the Brain conference from November 5-7.