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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.

The 2020 Philosophy Slam Cancelled

due to COVID 19


April 1 update: Like so many events around the world, the 2020 Philosophy Slam Cancelled is cancelled due to COVID-19. The staff and volunters at the Philosophy Slam would like to express deep thanks to all of the incredible teachers, parents and students across the nation working so hard during this challenging time. Schools that registered for 2020 will automatically be registered for the 2021 Kids Philosophy Slam. More updates to follow May 15th for the Kids Philosophy Slam.

The 2019 Most Philosophical Student in America" was Sahith Kudaravalli of California.

For a complete list of 2019 winners in all grade levels click here.


The 2019 Kids Philosophy Slam International winner will be posted on January 7th.


 If you would like to be on our mailing list, please email 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 $2,500 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 April 2, 2020 9:18 AM