Essay Competition Theme:
What Are Human Rights?


  1. Read the booklet What Are Human Rights?
    (You can download a copy of the booklet from our website or order it from our online store.)
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  2. Essay Theme: What are human rights?
  3. The essay can be handwritten or typed (single spaced).
  4. The essay should be approximately one page long.
  5. Send this information:
    Age (18 and under):
    Parent/Guardian name:
    Parent/Guardian signature:
    Parent/Guardian email address for notification:
  6. Submit your essay with a letter giving “permission to publish” (if you are under 18 this letter must be from your parent) by email to with the words “ESSAY COMPETITION” in the subject line.
  7. Your essay can also be mailed directly to YHRI. Click for address to mail 

Deadline: December 1st 
Notification: December 10th, Human Rights Day

All essays will be considered for the YHRI website. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of submissions only a selection of essays, or excerpts from those received, will be placed on our international website!