Student Journalist

Open to students in full-time education at a UK university, higher education or further education college at the time of publication or broadcast of their entry. Entries of up to 3 pieces covering human rights issues, may be in print, online or broadcast, via either a student or commercial outlet. Alternatively, they may have been produced as course work as part of media or journalism studies. Personal blog posts are not eligible for entry. Finalists will be asked for evidence that they were a student at the time of publication (eg: via a reference from a tutor). This category is free to enter.

  • Entries must have been published or broadcast for the first time between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021, if course work, completed and submitted between these dates.

Former winner of Amnesty International Student Media Award Amy Mackinnon said:

“Winning the Amnesty International Media Award opened up numerous opportunities but perhaps most importantly it gave me the confidence to pursue a career in journalism.” (Read Full Article).

Amy now works for an investigative human rights online platform in Moscow.

Nimra Shahid, City, University of London
Amnesty Student Award Winner 2021.

Entry Form

Your Details

Please provide a brief biography of your journalism experience to date. (max 200 words).

Entry Upload

You can submit up to three pieces that best demonstrate your overall body of work. Please submit these here, then complete the information below for each piece (click on the checkbox at the bottom of the Entry Details to provide details for more than one piece). Please ensure that you have read the Entry Criteria before completing your submission (link opens in new window). You can submit your entries in 2 ways.

Once you have entered, you will be emailed a copy of your submission. This email will include your Unique Entry Number and the link to our viewing platform. You will need to include your Unique Entry Number when naming the files you wish to upload so that we can identify your entry.

Please Note: your file must be no larger than 500 MB. We do not require high res or HD files at this stage.

Please provide below the URL (and any necessary passwords) to your entries or a 3rd streaming platform such as Vimeo or YouTube. Please provide us with alternative access if:

  • the URL is not available without subscription (ie: provide guest log-in)
  • the URL won’t be available in March 2022
  • the URL is not available overseas
  • the URL is to a changing page

Entry Details

Please provide:

  • A synopsis including a physical description (eg: 1 hour documentary broadcast on Canterbury University radio station) and names of key contributors such as presenters or reporters, if relevant.
  • The impact of the piece. For example, did it reach a wide and varied audience? Refer to the Entry Criteria for a full list of how we measure impact. It is accepted that entries may have limited reach if they are produced as part of a journalism course. You will be judged on the understanding and sensitivity shown by the entry and your potential as a human rights journalist. Please provide evidence where possible (eg: links to news stories, viewing figures, etc..).
  • Your exact involvement / role in the piece. What skills were utilised, what assistance, if any, was received.

Second Piece Upload

Please provide:

  • A synopsis including a physical description (eg: 1 hour documentary broadcast on Canterbury University radio station) and names of key contributors such as presenters or reporters, if relevant.
  • The impact of the piece. For example, did it reach a wide and varied audience? Refer to the Entry Criteria for a full list of how we measure impact. It is accepted that entries may have limited reach if they are produced as part of a journalism course. You will be judged on the understanding and sensitivity shown by the entry and your potential as a human rights journalist. Please provide evidence where possible (eg: links to news stories, viewing figures, etc..).
  • Your exact involvement / role in the piece. What skills were utilised, what assistance, if any, was received.

Third Piece Upload

Please provide:

  • A synopsis including a physical description (eg: 1 hour documentary broadcast on Canterbury University radio station) and names of key contributors such as presenters or reporters, if relevant.
  • The impact of the piece. For example, did it reach a wide and varied audience? Refer to the Entry Criteria for a full list of how we measure impact. It is accepted that entries may have limited reach if they are produced as part of a journalism course. You will be judged on the understanding and sensitivity shown by the entry and your potential as a human rights journalist. Please provide evidence where possible (eg: links to news stories, viewing figures, etc..).
  • Your exact involvement / role in the piece. What skills were utilised, what assistance, if any, was received.
Please provide details of any financial / in-kind support you may have received in the production of your entries, excluding support from the media outlet(s) from which they were broadcast or published (please note all information disclosed will be treated as confidential).
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Fees

  • FREE to Enter

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