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KHREF Essay Contest

Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation's Essay Contest

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering a first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 to high school students who submit the best answers to some of the questions they are asking for their essay contest.

CRITERIA:  Essays should be between 1000 and 2500 words and include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.

SUBMISSIONS: Essays may be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT. 06850. DEADLINE:

The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2020 (Human Rights Day).

AWARDS: Winners will be announced on January 14, 2021.


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