Junior Philosophy Olympiad
JPO 2023Plato & NextGen
Junior Philosophy Olympiad is an English playground on philosophical topics for students from grades 4 to 9 in Viet Nam and internationally, organized by The Olympia Schools with the partnership of National Geographic Learning Vietnam, Oxford University Press and British Council.
Competition theme for 2023 is: Plato and NextGen. Candidates will delve into Plato's philosophy about the origin of knowledge and learning, beauty and virtue, morality and law. Be prepared with challenges and various philosophical questions such as::
- Who defines morality?
- What is study?
- What is virtue?
- Where does knowledge come from?
- What is beautiful?
Vietnamese and international students can register to participate in groups of 3 and compete in the 2 corresponding boards:
- Griffin board: For students from grade 4-6
- Olympia board: For students from grades 7-9
- Members of a team can come from different ages (within the age range of each board) and are not required to study at the same school.
Vietnam & international
Speaking, writing and debating in English
Competition theme of 2023
the Competition rules
After registering, the teams will receive questions for Round 1 and they will submit 90-180 seconds video to answer. The videos will be posted on Facebook Junior Philosophy Olympiad for voting. 50% of scoring points come from voting results, 50% others come from the scoring by jury. In each board, the top 10 teams with the highest scores in Round 1 will move forward to Round 2, which is organized at The Olympia Schools.
The jury will give an essay topic, each member will write an individual essay after agreeing with the whole team to choose a topic, ensuring the relation and consistency between the essays of the members in the same team. The 2 teams with the highest scores in this writing round will move to Round 3.
The 2 best teams will debate directly on the stage to compete for First and Second prizes. Round 3 will occur in the same day with Round 2 at The Olympia Schools..
Launching of the competition
Receiving applications for Round 1
16/4 & 21/04/2023
Introduction and instruction about the competition
Extended registration deadline for Round 1
10/5 - 14/5/2023
Online voting time for Round 1
Organizing Round 2 and Round 3
Challenge students’ knowledge and skills
All competition rounds require not only contestants’ learning agility but also their diverse subject knowledge and strong academic skills to satisfy their desire to learn and explore profound, humane and philosophical topics..
Cultivate philosophical thinking
Annually, students accompany the competition in their philosophical journey to foster their philosophical thinking, form a solid human outlook, worldview and value system for themselves in their learning and life journey..
Scholarship awards and valuable gifts.
Improve students’ foreign language skills
Develop and hone students' skills in using academic and creative English language..
Practice teamwork skills, critical thinking, and cultivate their reflective capacity..
|Prizes||Olympia Board(Students from grade 7 - 9)||Griffin Board(Students from grade 4 - 6)|
Dr. Vo Thuc Anh
PhD Linguistics, Nottingham University
Head of English Department at Olympia
Dr. Nguyen Chi Hieu
PhD Economics, Stanford University
Academic Director of The Olympia Schools
Mr. Laurence Whitaker
Senior Teacher Young Learners of British Council at Việt Nam
M.Ed. Nguyen Ngoc Tu Uyen
Master of Education, Harvard University
Debate Expert Do Hoang Long
Expert Advisor of The Debaters on VTV7
Chu Duc An
President at Moji Debate