Essay Contest for Children of African Caribbean Descent (2011)



Lorna Jones, the Founder of the Annual Essay Writing Contest for Children of African Caribbean Descent, is looking to host another essay contest in late July strictly for UK African Caribbean children between the ages of 7 – 16 years.

She is urgently seeking the following;

1. Volunteer Judges
2. Children between the ages of 7 – 16 years who would like to take part.

If anyone would like to take part, or knows of children who would like to take part, or know of mediums who can help to spread the word about this initiative, please call Lorna Jones on 07880 788 976 / lornajones@yahoo.co.uk

Checkout this website to find out more information about the Essay Contest: www.lornajones.net

In the UK, African-Caribbean children - especially boys, are not achieving the level of education required to become contributing members of society. I believe that it is important for us to show them that we, as their family, care about them and are willing to show our support for their efforts.

The annual Essay Contest for Children of African Caribbean Descent supports and encourages children of African descent in their educational development and demonstrates that children of African descent are very capable of writing good essays. The contest supports and encourages them to further their educational development.
 
  • Boost self-esteem.
  • Focus attention on education.
  • Improve communication skills.
  • Encourage a sense of accomplishment.
  • Offer opportunities for personal growth and self-expression.
  • Offer peer activity in a positive, supportive environment.
  • Recognize and celebrate success within the community.
  • Be a gateway to public speaking experience (winners).
  • Encourage critical thinking.


The contest is open to children of African descent in the following age groups: 8-10 years, 11-13 years and 14-16 years. Children of African-Caribbean descent are encouraged, through a responsible adult, to register their interest in participating in this contest. They then have 10 weeks to produce their essay and submit it again through a responsible adult before the deadline.

All participants will receive constructive feedback from the Judges. Winners across all three age groups are announced at the Awards Ceremony at a university in London at which winners present their essay. Prizes are awarded to essayists. Additionally, some Judges may choose to offer prizes to essayists for any reason

Prizes are entirely provided by the African Diaspora to encourage and support children of African descent in their educational development.

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