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Black History Month Writing Competition 2022

27 September 2022

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Lowestoft Town Council are proud to be launching a writing competition for Black History Month 2022. The competition is open to all young people who live in or attend school in Lowestoft with different age categories.

Competition Categories:

  • Up to and including Year 2: a piece of writing and a picture
  • Years 3-6: maximum number of 500 words
  • Years 7-11: maximum number of 850 words
  • Years 12-13: maximum number of 1000 words


Prizes for each category include signed merchandise from Lowestoft's own Olympic Medalist Anthony Ogogo and book tokens. A new annual trophy will also be awarded to the winning School. Prizes will be presented at 5pm on Friday 28th October at Lowestoft Library.

Application Deadline:

Entries by email to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk. Closing deadline for submissions: 5pm on Friday 14th October All valid entries will be displayed in Lowestoft Library.

Terms & Conditions:

1. The competition is open to all children who either a) attend a school within the Lowestoft area or, b) live within the Lowestoft Town Council parish area.

2. The judging panel will be formed from a selection of Town Councillor and representatives of external bodies.

3. The judges' decision will be final.

4. The Town Council reserves the right not to consider any applications felt inappropriate or which do not meet the criteria set out above.

Black History Month Poster