Made By History is a month-long competition open to 9-14 year-olds asking for them to share in an essay there thoughts on a theme set by The Voice. Last year, students were asked to share what black history means to them.
The response was overwhelming, with entries coming from a culturally diverse cross-section of students from 11 schools in London. From Rosa Parks’ defiance to Marcus Garvey’s leadership and Mandela’s bravery, pupils displayed a strong and passionate knowledge of black heroes from the past.
The Voice opened up the pool of winners to include the Best Essay from each age category and a special commendation for the most inspirational essay.
“The Voice really wanted to do something to engage with its younger readers and ensure it celebrated Black History Month with something meaningful for children,” The Voice director Paulette Simpson said. “There is so much talent in our community and this was a brilliant way to motivate and encourage them.”
Do you know any young people aged between 9-14 years old that would like to take part?
HOW TO ENTER:
We are asking students to share in 500 words who they see as their black hero.
The winning entry will be published in The Voice with a picture of the author and they will receive a gift voucher to the value of £50. The winner will be selected by an independent panel from the community.
Email your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: November 2, 2016 by 12 noon.
Please provide your full name, age and school. Students should also include their parent/s full name and telephone number.