Beyond the Headlines: Underrepresented Topics in Human Rights
Prompt: Submissions should be essays written about a topic in human rights that has not received recent attention in popular media. Relevant topics could be entirely unique, or they could be lesser-known dimensions of high-profile issues like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Submissions Accepted: January 1, 2021 – January 31, 2021
Winners will be announced soon afterwards and published in the Online Journal.
Qualifications: The essay contest is open to all current students at Harvard University, including undergraduate and graduate students.
Length Limitations: Submissions must be limited to a total length of 1,000–2,000 words, including footnotes.
Citation Format: All assertions should be cited. Please cite sources using footnotes rather than endnotes. Law students: ensure footnotes comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Other students: please provide complete source information in the footnotes at a minimum.
Submission Process: Applicants should send their submission, in Microsoft Word format, from an official Harvard email address to HHRJ (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with a copy of a recent CV. The subject line of the email should include “HHRJ Essay Content Submission” and the author’s name. The submissions window is open from January 1-31, 2021. Any submissions received outside of that window will not be considered.