Many guides exist on how to write a good philosophy paper. This guide is tailored to suit contestants competing in the annual IPO essay contest but it uses many of the same strategies employed in guides written by renowned philosophy professors from around the world. It is not intended to be a guarantee for writing an award-winning essay at the IPO. Rather, it outlines one method that can direct your efforts toward writing a sound, logical, persuasive essay."
This is how the new guide begins. It has just been published on the Netherlands' International Philosophy Olympiad website at http://ipo2017.nl/. As of today, 25 January, 2017, it is also published on the IPO website. Go to http://www.philosophy-olympiad.org/ where you can also find it. You may consult it at anytime except at the IPO essay contest itself.
Good luck to high school students from the approximately 50 countries from around the world who are expected to send students to the IPO 2017 in Rotterdam. See you there!