Friday, 15 July 2016

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize now open

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. The competition is open to students in Years 10 and 11 in an Australian school.

What do entrants need to do?

Entrants may write an essay (maximum 1000 words) or record a speech (video or audio, maximum 7 minutes).

Entrants must answer one of the following questions:

  • What role should the law play in Australian society's response to racism?
  • Ignorance is the root of racism. Discuss.
  • What challenges does racism pose to Australian society today?

Prize and judging

The winning student will be awarded a book voucher from Dymocks worth $150. Their work will also be featured in the Commissioner's monthly newsletter.

The winning student's school will be awarded a book voucher from Dymocks worth $500.

The best entry will be selected by the Race Discrimination Commissioner and the winner will be awarded their prize at the Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture in Sydney in October 2016.

Entries close on 17 September 2016.

For more information please visit the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

 

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