Bigelow Institute of Consciousness Essay Contest

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  1. GuySittingintheStands

    GuySittingintheStands Senior Member

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    How many of you forum members knew that there was a life-after-death essay contest sponsored by the Bigelow Institute of Consciousness Studies. Top prize was half-million US dollars. Top three prize winners collected nearly one million dollars. Essay submission period closed at the end of February 2021 and winners from a pre-selected group of 200 essays were determined by a panel of 5 select judges by November 1, 2021. Here are some youtube clips that explain in more detail what the contest was all about:





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fOmCsKAnm8

    Robert Bigelow is the billionaire tycoon/ CEO founder of Bigelow Aerospace and owner of Budget Suites hotel chain.

    Winners will be announced soon and their essays published on the institute's site.

    They have a facebook page but unfortunately I don't do social media. Could one of you check social media to see where the winning essays will be published? Much appreciated.

    GSITS
     
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    Speedwell Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    According to the BICS site, all the essays will be published there during the next few weeks.
    https://www.bigelowinstitute.org/News4.php

    The first three prizes were awarded as follows:

    I'm very familiar with the first two, but confess to not having heard of Ruickbie.

    Many other names some familiar, others less so, appeared in the remaining twenty-six prizes.

    See also: https://www.mysterywire.com/mysteri...money-for-winning-essays-on-life-after-death/
    The latter page is not available in Europe, but I reached it via a vpn.
     
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    GuySittingintheStands Senior Member

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    Thanks Speedwell. The mysterywire.com link was especially informative. There were 1200 applicants from 40 different countries. The list was culled down to 200 by August 1, 2021, and the winners chosen by November 1st, 2021. The essays were so good additional prize money was given out to the runners up, and then to honorable-mentions. So, top three received the nearly million dollars in prize money, then 11 runners up received $50,000 each for their essays, and then, lastly, the 15 honorable mentions received $ 20,000 each for their efforts. I have heard there were several past life memory essays in the top 29, including Bruce Leininger's essay presumably on his son James, which made the honorable mentions. Carol made the top 200. All 29 top essays will be published at some point in the near future.

    This is exciting stuff.
     
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    Can't wait to read them. Sounds like they've got some good stuff.
     
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