UK: Pulitzer fellowship worth $2,000 up for grabs as Student Human Rights Award launches

Amnesty International UK and the National Union of Students today revealed an amazing new top prize for their annual Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year award – a fellowship with the US-based Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

The prize involves a $2,000 travel grant to cover an under-reported topic of their choice. Throughout their trip, Pulitzer staff and professional journalists will be on hand to provide mentoring and editorial assistance. The final article will be published on Pulitzer’s website and pitched to outside media using the company’s team of experts.

Previous fellows have travelled to a wide variety of countries, from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates to Greece, South Africa, and Argentina.

In addition, the winner of the award, now in its third year, will get two weeks’ work experience at the Observer; an Amnesty, NUS and Observer goodie bag; and an invitation to Amnesty’s prestigious Media Awards where they will pick up their award.

The Amnesty Media Awards showcase the very best of human rights journalism from national newspapers to television documentaries and the ceremony draws together over 450 people from the top echelons of British media.

The entry could be a personal opinion, an interview or a report on any current human rights issue. For example, it could be on the right to protest, the Arms, a profile on a human rights defender, or a country such as North Korea, Burma or Zimbabwe.

The competition is open to all students at UK universities, Further Education Colleges or Higher Education Colleges.

Articles should be up to 2,000 words long, broadcast pieces should be no longer than 10-minutes long, and must have been published or aired between 1 September 2012 and 18 February 2013 in a recognised UK student media outlet.

For more details and details on how to enter visit

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