Call for Entries: The Oxford Human Rights Festival Essay Contest 2020

Call for Entries: The Oxford Human Rights Festival Essay Contest 2020

Application Deadline: March 5, 2020

To celebrate the Oxford Human Rights Festival, we are running an essay competition for all people ages of 11+ across the world. The theme for this essay competition is resilience, in line with the general theme of the festival, particularly focusing on resilience in circumstances of human rights abuse. By taking part in the OxHRF Essay competition you have a chance to share your thoughts and opinions with key players in the human rights field.

​Junior Contest (11 -17 years
What does resilience mean to you in your local community?* (500 words)

Senior Contest (18 years +)
Explore Human Rights and resilience as you understand the two. How do you think your view will differ from how someone from a country currently facing mass human rights violations? (1,000 words)

Prizes
Winner: £50 Gift Voucher from our list of sustainable and fair trade organisations
Publication in the OxHRF Reflections Journal
Promotion of essay and work across OxHRF and CENDEP

Top 5: Publication in the OxHRF Reflections Journal
Promotion of essay and work across OxHRF and CENDEP

Judging Criteria
Subject Matter: Relevance to the proposed topic; original or arresting subject, quality of insight and thought; unity of theme; imaginative imagery and concrete detail.

​The essay must be e-mailed to gwhiteman@brookes.ac.uk with the file in a PDF format and the subject: OxHRF Essay Contest 2020.

The e-mail must include your name, age, location, photograph and a short bio about yourself. *If you are under 18 years a parent/guardian or teacher will need to submit your essay.

Judges will be profiled on our website and social media over the coming weeks.

For more Information click Here

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