Lettre International Essay Contest
Lettre International and Weimar 1999
European City of Culture are jointly initiating a unique and unprecedented even: a philosophical essay prize competition which calls for entries from all over the world.
In tradition of Enlightenment Europe's academies or arts
and sciences, Lettre International and Weimar 1999 - European City of
Culture, in cooperation with Goethe Institute, are soliciting response
in essay form from a global public to the following Prize Question. This
announcement is addressed to all persons, anywhere in the world. You are
invited to respond to our prize question in a creative way and from whatever
happens to be your own cultural perspective and background. You should
aim to provide the most convincing and conclusive solution possible in
a spirit of open competition. On the threshold of a new millennium, this
international competition of minds hopes to become a symbol of a creative
and cooperative global society in the 21st century.