Write Human Rights

A creative writing competition for young people

Split into two categories - 4 to 10 year olds and 11 to 16 year olds - schools and pupils from all over the country entered a wonderful array of stories and poems, demonstrating both a clear understanding of human rights and no lack creative flair in the presentation of their entries.

The judging panel of Ali Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Georgia Byng, Simon Prosser and Shami Chakrabarti have now chosen their favourites and we are pleased to announce the winners and runners up below.

Congratulations to every school and pupil that participated.



4-10 Year Olds


 Winner - Rosa Thorlby, Ashmount Primary School, Islington


"I Looked Through a Window..."




  Runner-up - Stephen Caayao, Drove Primary School, Swindon


"I need human rights" star




 Runner-up - Maddy Egan, Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Rugby


"The tour of human rights"




11-16 Year Olds


 Winner - Abigail Martin, Birley Community College, Sheffield


"The Slave and the Sky"




  Ruuner-up - Issie Kirby, Oxford High School, Oxford


"Her Rights"




 Runner-up - Supti Akhtar, Salma Begum and Amina Tasnim, Cumberland School, Newham


"My blood is red"