Every year scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of philosophical inquiry with children and youth contribute to the growing body of knowledge that sustains and challenges our work in this field. Exploring the connection between theory and practice, between philosophical practice and life, these scholars (both theoreticians and practitioners) contribute to the revitalization of Philosophy for Children community worldwide. As with any educational movement, our strength and capacity to grow rests not only on our work in the field, but on our capacity to report on significant practices, raise questions, seek connections, develop theories, investigate assumptions and assess our educational practice.
Starting in 2002, every second year, in conjunction with the Biennial ICPIC Conference, the ICPIC community offers an award of US$200 to the winning submission in an essay competition. The Aim or purpose of the competition is to encourage emerging scholars and practitioners in philosophical inquiry with children to articulate new or renewed visions of the nature and significance of doing philosophy with children and to acknowledge their role and efforts in this regard. The award is granted to the best essay among those submitted on the nature and significance of doing philosophical inquiry with children and the winning entry is published on the ICPIC site and in one of the ICPIC Journal Childhood and Philosophy. Further information about the Award is posted here