March 20th, 2018
HART Prize for Human Rights: Winners and Shortlisted Entries
On Monday 19th March we held a prize-giving ceremony for the HART Prize for Human Rights, celebrating all the incredible entries to this year’s competition.
In this record-breaking year, we had 221 entries across all categories, from candidates around the world. Achieving a shortlisted place was tougher than ever and the high standards made it a very difficult decision for our judges. We offer huge appreciation to Agnieszka Kolek from the charity Passion for Freedom for guest judging the creative entries, while Baroness Cox judged the essay categories.
We commend all the work that was entered and hope young artists and writers are encouraged to continue creating thought-provoking pieces and promoting human rights through their work. All participants will receive a certificate to praise their commitment to human rights and for taking part.
Below please find a list of the winners and shortlisted entries for each category. Over the next few days, we will be uploading the winning essays and creative pieces to our blog so you can read, view and more importantly learn about the issues these candidates chose to focus on.
Category: Junior Essay
Daniel Brooks, Madelaine Burnham, Francesca McBride, Kajana Srikanthan, Orlando Morris, Ruksar Hussain, Helena Mangles, Grace Read
Joint 3rd Place:
Mariam Ahmed Nigeria’s children denied education
Category: Senior Essay
Abigail Dore, Vasundhara Kanoria
Jing Min Tan Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept. Using one or more of the countries HART works with, explain why this view could occur and suggest how you would go about promoting ownership of human rights.
Joint 2nd Place:
Category: Junior Creative
Isabel Haley, Hiba Hossain, Chloe Dagcevizi, Tyla Williams, Anjali Shelley, Aanya Mukhtyar, Woonjim Lim, Alice Androulidakis, Christianna Davis, Lily Hassan
Maria Giles Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil
Yasemin Ismail & Desiree Ankrah No Voice But Something To Say
Ruksar Hussain Pajok
Category: Senior Creative
Tan Ga Yeow, Abigail Dore, Leyla Buran
Boluwatife Kusoro Tree
Catarina Felix Machado Dark Past, Golden Future
Joint 1st Place:
Rachel Rotimi Snatched
Jude Sheridan Wake Up
Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone for taking part. Details about next years competition will be out in the summer.
If you would like us to visit your school or university to talk about human rights, HART or the competition, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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