Our questions are inspired by research conducted at Oxford University's Global Priorities Institute. We are excited to be partnering with them to judge your essays.
We will award prizes worth a total of $25,000 for the top three entrants, along with access to the Pivotal Library for the top 50 finalists.
$15,000 — 1st place $7,000 — 2nd place $3,000 — 3rd place
$25,000 in prizes for the best essays.
of the participants will be invited to the Pivotal Circle.
Join the Pivotal Circle, a community of exceptional students.
Up to 10 books
for each finalist (top 50).
You will be able to choose 10 physical books that we'll ship to you for free from the Pivotal Library, a curated collection of books.
Receive updates about the contest deadline and tips from your graders about how to write a winning essay.