HART Prize for Human Rights 2013

Winners of 2014 Essay Competition

Essay Competition

Essay Competition

The purpose of the essay competition is to write about the political, humanitarian and/or human rights issues facing people in one or more of the countries in which HART works.

THE CHALLENGE: Write an essay on human rights in one or more of the eight countries where HART works – Burma, India, Nagorno-Karabakh, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste or Uganda. A selection of suggested essay titles can be downloaded below, but you are free to write on any topic that you wish, as long as it relates to one of these eight countries. 

Essays in the Junior Category should be no more than 800 words.

Essays in the Senior Category should be no more than 1200 words. 

Your essay should be submitted by email to hart.competition@hart-uk.org, along with a completed entry form, no later than the 11.59pm on the 27th February 2017. Entry forms and Terms and Conditions can all be downloaded on the main page here.

for the Essay competition

The winner of the Senior Essay category and Junior Essay category will:

  • Win a £50 Amazon voucher;
  • Win a signed copy of Baroness Cox’s book ‘This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century’;
  • Win an optional day (Junior) or week (Senior) of work experience in HART’s London office;
  • Receive an invitation for tea in the House of Lords with Baroness Cox.

Additionally the Senior essay winner will be in with the chance of winning an iPad for the competition’s best overall entry. The four runners-up (two from each age category) from the Essay competition will have their essays published online on HART’s website.

The essays must be entirely your own work. All Senior Essays must be properly referenced, using your own preferred referencing style. Footnotes, citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.

A list of last year’s winners and shortlisted entries are available here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hart.competition@hart-uk.org 

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