Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) have announced the 2019 deadline for the HART Prize for Human Rights. The Prize includes two competitions, an essay and a creative competition, which encourage young people (aged 11 – 25) to examine and engage critically with human rights, focusing on the areas in which HART works.
It is a fantastic opportunity to inspire young people to learn about current global affairs, encourage them to undertake their own research and creative work and help raise awareness of overlooked human rights issues amongst their peers.
Students can enter one or both of the competitions, in one of the following age categories:
• Junior: Year 7 – 11
• Intermediate: Sixth Form
• Advanced: Aged 19 – 25
Top prizes include £250 cash (advanced), £50 vouchers (intermediate/junior), Tea in the House of Lords with Baroness Cox and work experience at the HART office. All entrants will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their participation and achievement.
“We are always inspired by the commitment to Human Rights which the candidates demonstrate, coupled with compassion and outstanding talent. We are deeply encouraged to know that such inspirational young people will be available to promote justice and human rights our world in the years to come.” Baroness Cox, HART Founder and CEO
Students need to submit their work before 11:59pm on Monday 4th March via the HART Website. Prizes will be awarded at a prize-giving and exhibition evening in London on March 25th in London.
Teachers should visit www.hart-uk.org/humanrightsprize or get in touch with Hannah Tice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, lesson or homework ideas, posters and flyers.
HART works with persecuted communities who are deeply affected by conflict, poverty and human rights abuses. We focus on groups and issues which are under-represented in the international media and neglected by the international community. They are groups who are at the sharp end of global inequality and injustice, who are often denied access to power, opportunities and control over the issues affecting their lives.
Find out more: www.hart-uk.org