The British Red Cross and international law firm Allen and Overy have launched a competition for students to demonstrate their knowledge and experience of humanitarian issues and international humanitarian law. The ‘Justice and Fairness’ competition 2011 invites teams of students (no more than six, aged 13-17) to create a piece of work on a humanitarian topic relating to global citizenship, and have an international focus. The entry can be in a written or media format, such as video or photography, providing opportunities for the students’ creativity. Sample topics suggested include child soldiers, refugees and asylum seekers, and helping people after disasters.
Full details of the competition and the entry form are on the Red Cross justice webpages, along with some related educational resources. The prize for the first placed team is a trip to Geneva, home of the Red Cross Museum, and the closing date for entries is 20th May 2011.
This humanitarian education initiative is likely to appeal to secondary teachers with a strong interest in humanitarian issues and action.