Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your children at home? This competition is for you! And we have amazing prizes for you to win! The competition will be open to all subject areas covering the national curriculum. It’s a fun and engaging way to teach children at home about Black British History and how it helped shape our country.

Alone or in a group, they need to create a unique and exciting way to celebrate Great Black Britons. Parents, families, and young people can get involved in the competition and share their ideas, their knowledge and be creative!

Competition Objectives:

  • Encourage children/young people to be innovative and creative.
  • Promote and develop an awareness and appreciation of diversity, citizenship, inclusion and respect for all
  • Help children and young people learn more about Black British History
  • Young People take a pride in their heritage, to which their ancestors have contributed, and assisted in the development of modern Britain

"In line with the current momentum to include Black History as an integral part of the National Curriculum in schools throughout the UK, the 100 Great Black Britons Competition provides an excellent opportunity to broaden the horizon of young minds whilst having fun."
Joy Sigaud, Editor, EDITIONS LIFESTYLE Black History Month Magazine


Enter the Competition:


Pre-school children

Parents or guardians of Pre-School children who want to enter the competition can upload a picture of their children dressed up as their black heroes or a drawing that their children have done, representing their favourite Black Britons.

Prizes will include a voucher for participants and books and learning materials with a monetary value of £50, that will go to the nursery of their choice.


Children under 16

We want you to use the resources below and look at the biographies of the Great Black Britons nominated on www.100greatblackbritons.com You can choose one or several Great Black Britons. You then need to create a unique and innovative project to celebrate their work and legacy. This could be:


  • for a presentation (examples could include a slide presentation, a short film, a speech, poetry, a drama or dance performance)
  • for a display (such as artwork, photography, sculpture)
  • a project or campaign (such as recorded interviews, a magazine, a music project)
  • any other way of promoting the stories of Great Black Britons (perhaps a social media campaign, website design, posters)

The winning projects will be the ones that are the most innovative and that clearly show why the chosen Great Black Britons were important.

All projects must focus on one or more Great Black Britons featured on the website, or nominees that the campaign should have considered since 2004. Judges will need to see your work so don’t forget to send a picture or a video of your project!

Prizes

Prizes will include a voucher for the winners and black/multicultural educational resources (books, games, software packages) will be awarded in the following categories to the school of their choice with, the following monetary value:

  • KS1: £150
  • KS2: £200
  • KS3: £300
  • KS4: £400

Young People’s Competition (16 to 25 years)

For the Young Peoples competition, we are looking for an exciting and insightful essay, podcast or videos on Black British identity and heritage. We are looking for individuals to write an essay (up to 1000 words or to create a podcast, videos (up to 10 minutes), based on one or more of the following competition themes.

  • History of Black People in Wales, Scotland and Ireland
  • What it means to be Black British
  • The diaspora links with Africa and the Caribbean
  • World War 1 & World War 2
  • Windrush Generation and pioneers
  • Women
  • Men
  • LGBTQ+
  • Arts and culture
  • Faith/spirituality
  • Black people in politics
  • Young and older people as role models
  • Occupations and professions
  • Music and entertainment
  • Black People in science and medicine
  • Running your own successful business
  • Public life and citizenship
  • Sports
  • Kings and Queens of the Royal Family
  • Roman Empire and Anglo Saxons
  • Black Presence in the Victorian and Edwardian periods

Prizes

Prizes will include a voucher for the winners and black/multicultural educational resources (books, games, software packages) will be awarded in the following categories to the school of their choice with, the following monetary value:

  • Winner: £500
  • Runner Up: £300
Submit your entry

Winners will be notified in October 2020 and featured on the website and the results 100 Great Black Britons.


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