The competition is designed to help young people get their voices heard and engage with the human rights issues. This they have launched two new Photojournalism categories. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony at the Amnesty International UK headquarters in Shoreditch on April 30 and will also receive other prizes which, for photojournalists, includes work experience.
The competition is open to ages seven to 18 and is split into different age categories. Photos should be on a human rights issue and they’re looking for photos which show creativity and that make the viewer care about the story at hand. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to enter! Photos can be taken on mobile phones or any digital camera. Permission must be sought before taking and submitting photos. Written articles can be up to 500 words long and can be about any human rights issue the reporter feels passionately about.
Competition deadline: 18 Feb 2013