The Roy Anthony Reid Foundation will be hosting a competition during this year's Black History month celebrations.

We are looking for entries from young people up to the age of 18 years and of African Caribbean heritage.

We are seeking short stories, poems, art, photographs, songs, which represents the impact of the pandemic on you or on your family.

The event will provide an opportunity for young people to share their stories with a supportive community network. It's important that we provide a platform for young people to be heard at this time, when their stories may be marginalised by the rhetoric and challenge from national and institutional powers.
While some schools are lamenting about children missing out on education due to the pandemic, and others are discussing the potential impact on young people's mental health, we are providing the opportunity for young people to speak for themselves.

Please demonstrate one or more of the following in your entries:
• How did you survive a global pandemic?
• What have you learnt about yourself?
• How have these past 18 months changed you?
Prizes will be awarded for the best entries!

Submission deadline: Friday 8th October 2021.
Winners will be notified on: Friday 15th October 2021

Pieces selected will be showcased on Thursday 21st October at the Roy Anthony Reid Presentation evening via zoom.

Please email your entries stating your name, age, and contact number to:
[email protected]