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Who is eligible to enter the competition?
The Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics competition is open to UTEP undergraduate students currently taking courses at the College of Business Administration and to high school students from the El Paso region (see the list of eligible schools here). For questions or clarifications, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the topic for this year’s essay competition?
“Discuss one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations. Why is this goal important to you and what can you do about it?”
Do I need to enroll at UTEP to participate in the competition?
Yes, you must be an undergraduate student at UTEP taking courses at the College of Business Administration to be able to participate. Alternatively, you must be a high school student attending any of the eligible schools (see list here).
How will I know the results of the competition?
Due to the volume of entries, only contestants who are selected for an award will be individually contacted with the results.
Does the word count limit include all words on the PDF, or just the essay itself?
The word count limit applies only to the essay itself. Words in the title, reference page, headers, and footnotes are not included in the word count.
What kind of writing style do you expect? Can we use informal phrases? Is this essay supposed to be a personal opinion piece or more of a scholarly supported article?
As our aim is to challenge and develop future business leaders, essays should demonstrate a thoughtful analysis of the topic, employ specific examples, and use minimal to no informal phrasing. In addition, careful proofreading is highly encouraged.
Can I submit more than one essay?
No. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2023.
The Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics sounds like a wonderful opportunity, but I don’t want to enter or am ineligible to participate. How can I help?
You can help us to encourage participation among undergraduate students and high school students by sharing our website with your family and friends, or by making a donation to our program. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Where can I find resources about ethics?
Please visit our Ethics Resources page. Resources listed are not all inclusive and serve only as a basic platform to increase your understanding of business ethics.
I have a question that isn’t answered on the FAQ. Who do I contact?
Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Business Administration