Philosophy Writing Competition

Introductory Video

Question Release

The question for this competition has now been released, please see paragraph below.

We are 100 years in the future. Toasters can tell jokes and cars can sense when you’re sad. Artificial intelligent computers are everywhere. They can think for themselves, make decisions, make mistakes, feel sad, feel happy and break the law. However, should artificial intelligence have human rights?


The competition is open to any year 7 and 8’s who attend a Ted Wragg Trust School. Entries should not have been previously published anywhere else. All essays must be entirely the students own work. You may do research but you must write the essay in your own words. 


All entries must be emailed to by 31st March 2022. We will not be able to accept any entries after this deadline. Students will be judged on:

  • Structure and style of writing
  • Reasoning skills
  • Research
  • Creativity


  • 17th March 2022 – Question released
  • 31st March 2022 – Essay deadline
  • 25th April 2022 – Results announced


Entries should be no longer than two pages of A4 and should be formatted to font size 11. Entries must be submitted with these details

  • Full name
  • School
  • Year group


You will receive a confirmation email once your entry has been received. All essays are independently judged by Academics and Professors from top Universities across the country and even as far as Illinois State in America. The competition is run by West Exe KS3 Reach programme. Any questions, contact Abi Lovell –