2022 Lincoln Philosophy Essay Competition Results

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 University of Lincoln Philosophy Essay Competition, sponsored by the HPP, received many brilliant submissions from across three continents and that the winners of the competition are:


1st prize: Min-Jun Kang (Korea International School, Jeju, South Korea) who chose the question ‘Why is There Something Rather than Nothing?’

2nd prize: Nicholson Kanefield (Boulder High School, Colorado, USA) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

2nd prize: Lida Wen (Episcopal High School, Virginia, USA) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

2nd prize: Lloyd Doré-Green (Winchester College, UK) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

2nd prize: Oliver Johnson (Warwick School, UK) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’


The first prize winner will receive an Amazon voucher of £100. The second prize winner will receive Amazon vouchers of £25.


The judges also selected the following exceptionally high quality submissions for honourable mention:


Jasmine Barlow (Hitchin Girls School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Noor Bibi (Solihull Sixth Form College) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Byungha Lee (Shattuck-St. Mary’s School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Beatrice Colombi (Felsted School) who chose the question ‘Why is There Something Rather than Nothing?’

Ava Connolly (Lady Margaret School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Kareem Eldawi (George Spenser Academy) who chose the question ‘Can Science Explain Conscious Experience?’

Kiera Fraser (William Farr Church of England School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Phoebe Graham (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Harry Hall (St. Peter's School, York) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

Hana Heffer (Magdalen College School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Archie Carlow Higgs (Bedford Modern School) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

Oscar Luck (Tiffin School) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Ebiere Penawou (Hurtwood House) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Alexander Petukhov (Shrewsbury School) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

Caitlin Tinsley (St. Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross) who chose the question ‘Are Persons Morally Responsible for Their Actions?’

Florence Ward (Dauntsey's School) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

Edward Whysall (Bedford Modern School) who chose the question ‘Is it Morally Permissible to Eat Animals?’

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