Student journalists invited to enter annual Human Rights Awards.

Friday 03-07-2015 - 15:29

Amnesty International is inviting student journalists from colleges and universities across the UK to enter for a chance to win the Amnesty International Student Media Award, which is run in collaboration with NUS and the Observer newspaper.

The Amnesty International Media Awards are a prestigious set of awards which recognise both the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlighting injustice around the world.

Previous winners of the Amnesty Student Media Award have included Lauren Wilks, from The University of Edinburgh's newspaper, The Student and Amy Mackinnon from The Glasgow Guardian.

Amnesty International’s Student Award – which is run in collaboration with NUS and the Observer – is open to any student studying in a UK university, Higher Education college or Further Education college or who was a student at a Further Education or Higher Education institution in the UK at the time that their article was published or broadcast.

Entrants will be asked to submit a report or article on the theme of human rights that was published by a third party in a recognised student publication or broadcast by a recognised student radio or student TV station in the UK between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.
This could either be from your own experience or your interpretation of a human rights news story. Your article or report can be up to 2,000 words or ten minutes in length. The judges retain the right to refuse entry if the outlet is not deemed to be a recognised student outlet. Personal blogs will not be considered.

The closing date for this competition is Monday 28 September 2015 and students can enter via

If you have any further queries, please contact Vicki Watson (01453 872731,


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