This competition is now closed
Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to our winners: Khadijah McCarthy-Naidoo and Sophie Nguyen!
Are you a high-school student with a passion for human rights? Do you fancy being published on Amnesty International Australia’s website and having your blog read by thousands?
Imran Mohammad wrote about his experience as a refugee as part of Amnesty International Australia’s 2016 blogging competition. Now you have the chance to see your own blog published! Amnesty wants to unleash the talents of the next generation of bloggers and champion human rights at the same time.
The two winners – one chosen from entrants in year 7-9 and one from entrants in year 10-12 – will be published on our website. Winners will also receive a Amnesty International T-shirt and tote bag!
How to enter:
All you need to do is write an original blog post of no more than 600 words on the topic of Refugee Rights and submit it to our friendly judges. You don’t have to be an expert. A passion for human rights is all you need.
Your blog post could be:
- a topical piece on the current situation in Australia or elsewhere in the world
- a recount of your own personal experience
- an interview with someone close to this issue
Entries close: June 9, 2017 and entry is open to all Australian high school students from year 7-12.
Junior Blogging Competition terms and conditions
Amnesty International Junior Blogging Competition Terms and Conditions
Who may enter and how to win:
Entry into the Amnesty International Australia Junior Blogging Competition 2017 is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.
- All entries must be received between 9:00am AEST on 26 April and 11.59pm AEST on Friday 9 June. Entries received after this closing date will not be accepted.
- Amnesty International Australia reserves the right to change the closing date where the entries are of insufficient quality. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical other reason.
- Entrants must only submit blog posts that are their own original work. Any evidence of plagiarism may result in the entrant being removed from the competition. Only one entry per person can be accepted.
- Entry is open to all Australian high school students from year 7-12.
- The two winners will be selected according to the judging criteria by Amnesty International Australia. Amnesty International Australia is not obliged to publish any entry.
- The publishing of the winning entries does not constitute any form of employment by Amnesty International Australia to the winners. Winners will not be paid.
- Once an entry is submitted to the competition, Amnesty International Australia will have the right to use it in connection with the competition, including the right to copy, edit, display, publish and make it available in any format.
- The winners will be chosen based on skill and on the ability to meet the criteria outlined in the competition.
- Amnesty International Australia reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control.
- Amnesty International Australia reserves the right at any time to change these terms and conditions.
- Amnesty International Australia reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries and reserves the right to disqualify any entrant at our sole discretion.
- Winners will be contacted in the week beginning 11 June 2017 and winners’ names will be published in the Term 3 2017 School Action Pack with the winners’ consent. The two winning entries will be published on the website during Refugee week, Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June 2017.
- The winners of the competition will receive an Amnesty International t-shirt and tote bag, or if stock unavailable, a prize of equal value.
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