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The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.

2017 Topic:

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword?


June 12th News: The 2017 Most Philosophical Student in America is: Hannah McKenzie, Maryland. 

Click here for 2017 Kids Philosophy Slam award winners.

Links to winning entries in grades K-5 are now posted. (Refresh your browser for updates) Award letters have been mailed to teachers or designated student contacts. Winners in each grade level will be included in all National press releases.

The 2017 Most Philosophical School in America is: Archimedean Middle Conservatory, Florida. Honorable Mention is: Bethpage High School, New York.


 If you would like to be on our mailing list, please contact us at: thekidsphilosophyslam@gmail.com

The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. Over $3,000 in prizes are available to students & schools. Home school participation as well as international participation is encouraged.

The Kids Philosophy Slam has been featured on: The NBC Today Show, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Christian Science Monitor and TIME Magazine for Kids

Listen to National Public Radio Weekend Edition Saturday, May 6, 2006 - Scott Simon on National Public Radio talks to Ryan Adams, 16, a finalist in the 2006 Kids Philosophy Slam in Washington, D.C.


Updated June 13, 2017 8:06 AM