$3000, $1500, AND $750 PRIZES

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $3000, $1500, and $750 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question below. There are two contests and two sets of prizes: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.


Respect for human rights seems to be eroding in many countries. Do you agree? If so, provide examples and explain what you think is the major cause of the problem and how it should be addressed? If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree.


Essays are due on or before December 10, 2022 (Human Rights Day) and should: 1. be 2500 words or less in length. 2. be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA. 3. include a cover page with the title, author's name and grade level; name and address of the author's high school; name of a teacher or administrator at the high school; and the following statement signed by the author and author's parent or guardian: "I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay."


Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 16, 2023.