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Amnesty Internatonal Essay Contest

Source: Amnesty USA / Amnesty International

End Gun Violence Essay Contest

Human rights are moral principles that describe certain freedoms and protections that belong to every single one of us. They are based on the principles of dignity, equality, and mutual respect regardless of age, nationality, gender, race, beliefs, and personal orientations.

Persistent gun violence in the United States denies people their civil and political rights including their right to live, the right to security of person, and the right to be free from discrimination. Gun violence also undermines the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to health and the right to education.

If you have a story you would like to share, enter Amnesty International’s End Gun Violence Essay Contest for a chance to win a cash prize.

Topic: Gun Violence and its Effect on Communities

Eligibility: The contest is open to any current high school and college student

Prize: College Winner will receive $1,000 cash prize

High School Winner will receive $500 cash prize

Deadline – December 31, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PST)

Guidelines: Essay should be a minimum of 600 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. Submission to be emailed to

See Requirements for more information on the next page.

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