- Katalin Balog (Rutgers-Newark), for “‘Son of Saul,’ Kierkegaard and the Holocaust,” The Stone (The New York Times)
- Andrew Fiala (Fresno State), “Without Faith in Humanity, Cynicism Grows and Democracy Becomes Mob-Rule,” The Fresno Bee Newspaper
- David V. Johnson (writer, editor, journalist), “A Democracy Deficit Plagues the U.S. and the European Union,” Aeon
- Ian Olasov (CUNY), “How Did ‘All Lives Matter’ Come to Oppose ‘Black Lives Matter’? A Philosopher of Language Weighs In,” Slate
- Michael Robillard (Oxford) and Bradley Strawser (Naval Postgraduate School), “Are Soldiers Morally Exploited?” Ethical War Blog (Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace)
The contest aims “to honor five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.” It is run by the APA’s Committee on Public Philosophy. Winners receive $100 each.
More information here.