Any UK student can enter the student journalist category with a story which has been published or broadcast by a recognised student publication between September 2011 and February 2012.
The story should be on your own experience or your take on an existing human rights issue. For example:
- What it’s like to be a refugee or know someone who is
- Personal opinion on a human rights issue, eg world poverty, child labour, political prisoners, the death penalty or the human rights record of the governments of countries like China, Iran or Burma
- An interpretation of a human rights news story
- A profile of a human rights campaigner (either famous or an unsung hero in local area)
- An event on a human rights theme held at university
- Anything to do with human rights or those rights being denied to people
The winner will get two weeks’ work experience at the Mirror, a goodie bag and be presented with the award in a VIP ceremony.
Two runners-up will receive the goodie bag and a certificate.
Deadline for entries March 1. Full application details here.