If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How do I enter?

Download an entry form at www.hart-uk.org. Essays should be sent to hart.competition@hart-uk.org. Creative pieces should be sent to the same email address or to:

HART Prize for Human Rights

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

Unit 1 Jubilee Business Centre

213 Kingsbury Road




Can I submit more than one entry?

You can enter both the Essay and Creative categories, but you may only enter one submission per category.


Who can enter?

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter, as long as they fall within the age categories. However, we cannot cover travel costs to the prize-giving event, work experience or tea in the House of Lords.


Can I submit a piece of work which I have previously produced?

Yes – your submission does not have to have been produced uniquely for the competition, as long as it is directly relevant to the competition themes and to HART’s work.


What kind of essay are you looking for?

The essay prize will be awarded to an author who is able to articulate these issues with clarity and compassion, embracing the complexity of each situation whilst presenting the material in a clear and accessible manner.


How many winners will there be?

There will be six winners overall – one from each age group (Junior, Intermediate and Advanced) in the Essay competition and one from each age group in the Creative competition. There will also be a shortlist of entries for each category (size dependant on the number of entries) who will each receive a certificate of ‘outstanding performance’.



How will you use my entry?

Winning essays will be published on HART’s website, and the Top three entries of each category will be published in a booklet by HART. Winning Creative pieces will be photographed where possible and added to the HART website and publication as well. If you do not wish for your work to be published please get in touch.




What will happen to my artwork?

The artwork will be available to collect after the prize-giving and exhibition evening at the Swiss Church in London on 25th March. If you are unable to attend and would like the artwork to be returned please get in touch after the event. Otherwise, HART will retain the artwork.



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