Newark Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 poster and video competitions

Following the success of our poster competitions in 2020, we are repeating them in 2021. We are also announcing a new video competition.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 is on 9th to 16th October. Newark Stop Hate Crime is a group bringing organizations together to show that our community in Newark does not accept hate crime and its devastating effects on its victims, and we will not stand by when it occurs. With the help of community leaders we are planning a series of events to raise awareness of hate crime and how to prevent it and report it. This year our focus is on #SafePlaceForAll

The deadline for poster entries is 5pm on Wednesday 13th October to the foyer of Newark College.

The deadline for the video competition will be in September 2022 and more details will be announced here soon.

#SafePlaceForAll poster competition rules

  1. All entries must be on the theme of Hate Crime Awareness #SafePlaceForAll.
  2. Prizes will be awarded in three age bands: under-11; under-18; and adults 18 and over.
  3. All entries must be labeled clearly with the artist's name and age on 31st August 2021 and for U-11 and U-18 entries, the school, college or other educational or community or religious group attended. Home-schooled children may enter and label their entry "home school".
  4. Each entrant may submit one or two pieces of work. Any entry must be the entrant's own but may have been completed before the announcement of this competition.
  5. Joint entries may be submitted by teams of two or more entrants jointly but will be assigned to the age range of the oldest of the team.
  6. Posters for the under-11 category must be A4 size.
  7. Posters for the 11-17 categories and 18 and over categories may be A4 or A3 size.
  8. All entries must be submitted to the reception at Newark College Friary Road, Newark NG24 1PB, for the attention of Penny Taylor before 5pm on Wednesday, 13th October 2021.
  9. Social Media & Display Permission – parents must sign permission form with entry for under 18s The forms for over 18s can be signed by the participant or by someone acting in their best interest.
  10. Display of Art Work in the Buttermarket will be open to the public in the day on Friday 15th October and Saturday 16th October and six days a week for at least a further two weeks.
  11. At least three prizes will be awarded: at least one for each age group.
  12. Return of Art Work can only happen if the Art work is labeled clearly on the back with the name of the Artist and the address it should be returned to (preferably address of a school or other public venue rather than a home address – though this is acceptable for individual entrants).

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