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The NMU Department of History Human Rights Essay Competition

First Place: $500 | Second Place: $250 | Third Place: $100
Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 5pm

The Essay Competition aims to encourage engagement with the issues of human rights at all levels. We invite all NMU students to enter an essay competition on the following question: 

  • “How will you create awareness in your present community about human rights?”

All submissions must be prose non-fiction. Entries should be a minimum of 500 words.  Winning entries will be posted on the NMU History Department’s website and will be announced at the Marquette Interfaith Holocaust Memorial event on Thursday, 25 April.

More information can be found here.

Please submit your 500 word essays to history@nmu.edu

  • Subject Line: “Human Rights Essay Competition Submission”
  • Include in the body of the email (NOT in the essay itself) the following:
    o    Your Name
    o    NMU IN Number
    o    Address
    o    Phone Number
    o    E-mail Address

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