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

The choice is yours. Check out our blogs section for writing inspiration. And for tips on writing for the web, check out our guide.

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