CHS Greece supports the annual Panhellenic Philosophical Essay Competition for high school students, since its establishment in 2012. This very successful national competition is organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, under the aegis of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, and with the support of CHS Greece and the Panhellenic Association of Philologists.
Following the first phase of the competition that takes place in various places around Greece, its final round is organized at the University of Patras. Out of hundreds of participating senior high school students, the best ones–approximately 20 students–qualify in this final round. The top two students represent Greece in the International Philosophy Olympiad that takes place in late spring, at a different state every year. The annual competition progress has proven a success throughout the years, and the Center’s goal is to continue supporting this initiative. CHS Greece is offering, every year, book prizes to the winners.
CHS Greece and the Department of Philosophy, University of Patras worked together to establish the ground rules for the annual competition following the successful International Philosophy Olympiad that the Center and the University of Patras organized in Athens, back in 2010.