Black History Month (October) - Competition

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Black History Month (October) - Competition
by Martin Deans - Friday, 7 October 2016, 8:45 AM


Since 1987 Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the United Kingdom. The event is formally acknowledged by the Government to recognise the contributions Africa and African people have made to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK.

Events will take place this month across the country and act as a means to bring together all communities in celebrating black history. As a College, we will be celebrating the life of the famous Sam King who died on the 17th June 2016. Sam King was a huge role model to black people across the county; he played a big part in changing the values and traditions of this generation in overcoming racism and creating the foundations for Black Britons: hard working, respectful, tolerant, spirituality and community focused.

For more information on the life of Sam King visit -



We are holding a college competition for students to celebrate who their black role model is. This could be somebody who represented Britain in the Olympics, a poet, a song writer, a political figure, an actor/actress or even a friend or family member who you look up to.


Once you have picked your black role model we would like you to showcase them using one of the following ways: poster, photo with caption, video, poem, short story or rap/song.



Entries are to be submitted by Monday 31st October at 4pm.



Please send your entries via e-mail to and include a title to your entry, your full name, student ID and the course you are on.



The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and the results will be announced on Tuesday 1st November. The prizes are as follows:

•             1st Place - £50 in ‘Love2shop’ gift vouchers

•             2nd Place - £40 in ‘Love2shop’ gift vouchers

•             3rd Place - £30 in ‘Love2shop’ gift vouchers

•             4th, 5th & 6th Place - £10 in ‘Love2shop’ gift vouchers


For any further information about the competition please e-mail Daniel Khan -