Final call for Britain's youngsters to enter prestigious human rights award

Britain’s youngsters have just a few days left to enter the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition.

The competition aims to find the young reporters and photographers of tomorrow and is open to seven to 18 year olds across the UK.

The competition closes at 5pm on Monday 18 February 2013. Full details of how to enter can be found online at www.amnesty.org.uk/youngreporter .

The competition is run in conjunction with The Guardian Teacher Network and MA Education, the publishers of SecEd and PhotoVoice.

The photojournalism competition, launched last year, is split into two categories: Upper Primary and Lower Secondary, and Upper Secondary and Sixth Form. The winner of the older category will spend a day with a photographer from the Guardian.

The journalism competition is split into four categories: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Sixth Form. Articles can be up to 500 words in length and entries will be accepted in both English and Welsh. Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties, and Bali Rai, who wrote (Un)arranged Marriage, have both been confirmed as judges for the journalism categories.

The top three entrants in each category will be invited to Amnesty’s headquarters for a prestigious awards ceremony on 30 April 2013.

The winners of each age group in both the Journalism and Photojournalism categories will each receive: a goodie bag, an Amnesty International Media Award, and a year’s subscription to The Day (www.theday.co.uk).

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