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The Mario Echano Prize for the Best Undergraduate Philosophy Essay is awarded for excellence in philosophy. Students enrolled in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies undergraduate courses are eligible to enter an essay for the annual award.

Students are invited to submit an academic essay written as an assignment in one of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies’ undergraduate courses this academic year (AY2023/2024). Essays of any length are acceptable. The organisers reserve the right not to award the prize if essays are not of sufficiently high standard.

Please submit essays by e-mail with the subject line ‘Submission for the Mario Echano Prize’ to Maggie Wong at MaggieWong@um.edu.mo. Attach your essay to the message as a Microsoft Word document (other formats will not be accepted). Please give your name, student number, and the name of the course for which you wrote the essay, on the first page of the essay. The deadline for submission is Friday, 31st May 2024.

We look forward to your submissions.