Philosothon Competition

You could win £500!
Organise a “Covid-Safe” School-Philosothon

(Cash prizes to be shared between the organising teacher and the school)


  • Entries open Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Competition ends Monday 7 December 2020
  • Winners announced Friday 11 December 2020
  • Only one entry per school is permitted.
  • Any school in the United Kingdom may enter.
  • At least one Covid secure school Philosothon event must be held before the closing date.
  • Each Philosothon event must follow the agreed format.
  • Each school Philosothon must involve no fewer than three Communities of Inquiry with three different sets of stimulus material.
  • Each piece of stimulus material must be accompanied by questions (provided by adults or students).
  • Each Community of Inquiry shall consist of students of any age.
  • Each Community of Inquiry shall have a Facilitator (student or adult) and an adult Judge.

How to win?

  1. Enter by registering your details!
  2. Submit all details of your event to [email protected] before midnight 11th December 2020.
  3. All rules (above) must have been followed.

Other important considerations:

  • The originality, innovation and effectiveness of your stimulus material.
  • The effectiveness of the questions complementing the stimulus material.
  • The innovation involved in maintaining COVID security during the event, including the use of technology.
  • Level of engagement within the school and/or between schools.