A selection of shortlisted creative entries and winners from previous competitions

HART Prize for Human Rights Awards Ceremony 2017

HART Prize for Human Rights Exhibition 2017

Winning artwork from HART Prize for Human Rights 2017 Competition

Essay winners of HART Prize for Human Rights 2014 Competition

HART Prize for Human Rights

HART Prize for Human Rights

The HART Prize for Human Rights is a competition for young people who are interested in global issues.


The HART prize for Human Rights aims to:

  • Raise awareness of conflict, poverty and human rights abuses amongst young people in the UK, particularly situations which are underrepresented in the mainstream media
  • Encourage young people to examine and engage critically with human rights issues by conducting independent research, and producing written or creative pieces
  • Invite new voices to contribute to HART’s communications.

There are two competitions running:

  • Creative competition: The challenge is to produce a creative piece of work about the human rights or humanitarian situation in any of the countries in which HART works.
  • Essay competition: Our essay competition encourages young people to research and write essays on a topic of their choice as long as it is related to one of the eight countries where HART works.

For more information, please download our HART Prize Information Pack below. 

Both competitions have two age categories:

  • Junior category: Students in Year 8 – Year 13
  • Senior category: Aged between 18 and 25

The 2017/2018 competition winners can be seen here.

We hope to announce dates and details for next year’s competition in the summer. If you would like to arrange a talk at your school or university for the Autumn term about the prize, human rights or HART’s work, please get in touch us at hart.competition@hart-uk.org 

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