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Please note: If the individual entrant speaks English as a second language, if happy to do so, please note this on the submission.
A distinguished panel of writers, journalists, and other human rights experts will judge the entries. These are listed on the homepage. This list will be updated in September. The winning entries in each category will be published in a Human Rights Watch London Network anthology in spring 2012.
If you enter this competition you will allow Right Words, Human Rights Watch and English PEN to publish your work in an anthology, on the internet or perform their work at Right Words, Human Rights Watch and PEN events
Entries must be your original work and not defame any person or corporate body nor infringe or breach copyright.
Human Rights Watch and English PEN will only ever use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without your permission.
This competition is not open to employees or contractors of Human Rights Watch and English PEN, any person directly or indirectly involved in Human Rights Watch or the running of the competition, or their direct family members.
These rules are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom.
This competition is administered by members of the Human Rights Watch London Network and English PEN and they reserve the right to cancel it or amend the rules at any stage.
To download Right Words 2009-2010 Child Soldiers Anthology click here (once downloaded click on the pages to turn the pages of the anthology).
If you have any queries about the 2012 competition, or would like details of previous winners or how to obtain the anthology of previous entries, please e–mail: email@example.com