$1000 and $500 Prizes
This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation(khref.org) is offering a first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 to high school students who are citizens of other countries judged to have written the best answers to the following question: Confronted with the coronavirus pandemic, countries around the world are making policy changes that affect human rights. How well is your country* meeting the goals of limiting the spread of the virus and preserving human rights? If there is a single issue that stands out above all the others, feel free to focus on that issue. In answering this question, please consider the following quote from COVID-19 and Human Rights, a document published by the United Nations in April of this year:
CRITERIAEssays should be between 1000 and 2500 words and include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, 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.” Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
Submissions: Essays may be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2020 (Human Rights Day).
Awards: Winners will be announced on January 14, 2021.