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 four winners overall – one each from the senior essay, junior essay, senior creative and junior creative categories. 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’. On top of this there will also be a best overall Senior entry winner.



How will you use my entry?

Winning essays will be published by HART. We will choose the timing and location of your piece. We may need to edit work before publication, which we will do with consultation with the author.


We may be interested in publishing non-winning entries of a high quality, in HART publications or online. We will consult with you before publishing your work.


What will happen to my artwork?

If you request the artwork to be returned to you we will send it back once the competition is over. Otherwise, HART will retain the artwork.



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