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Student Journalist

For 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 may have been published in print, online or broadcast, either via a student or commercial outlet. Alternatively, it may have been produced as course work as part of media or journalism studies. Entrants should submit one piece but may also provide links to three further pieces of work to support their entry. 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.

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  • Entries must have been published or broadcast for the first time between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2019, if course work, completed and submitted between these dates.
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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).

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

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Simisola Jolaoso – Amnesty Student Award winner 2018.

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Entry Form

Your Details

Entry Upload

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 file 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 entry or a 3rd streaming platform such as Vimeo or YouTube.

Entry Details

Please provide an entry synopsis. This should include 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. (max 300 words).

Please describe the impact of the piece and how it contributed to human rights change. For example, did it influence government policy or a change in law? Did it reach a wide and varied audience? Refer to the Entry Criteria for a full list of how we measure impact. Please provide evidence where possible (eg: links to news stories, viewing figures, etc). (max 200 words).

Media Awards entries may be used or reproduced by Amnesty International for the purpose of promotion of Amnesty International Media Awards only. This includes being used in the Amnesty magazine and promotional materials for the awards, on the Amnesty International UK website, at the Amnesty Media Awards ceremony, other Amnesty events and in other Amnesty communications.


  • FREE to Enter

Amnesty International UK will store and process your data in order to provide you with the information necessary to process your entry to the awards, and as a past entrant to inform you of future award events. You can opt out of receiving information about future awards at any time by email or calling us, or by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our emails. Contact details will not be shared with any third parties without your agreement.

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If you have any queries in relation to entering the Media Awards or for other information, please email amnestymediaawards@keystone-group.co.uk or call 01453 872731.


England & Wales

Ella Berny
020 7033 1548

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Pauline Kelly
0131 357 8584

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Northen Ireland

Patrick Corrigan
0289 064 3000

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