Sailing the Mayflower to Equality and Justice: Annual Youth Awards 2020

Take part in our Youth awards 2020 competition to win amazing prizes

The RJ4All Annual Youth Awards 2020 are part of our  project ‘Sailing the Mayflower‘ celebrating the Mayflower as a symbol of integration.

You can submit a piece of work in one of these four categories: Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Poetry, Writing or Community Projects. Your work should reflect the main theme of the project, namely the celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower as a symbol of migrants integration.

The Mayflower Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday  28th October 2020 to celebrate 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower from our local area, Rotherhithe! The deadline for submissions is 1st August 2020. All submissions will be judged by FRED’s Youth Management Board.

Submit until 1st August 2020

Prizes and Sponsors

Community Project and Community Leader

The prize for the community category is provided by the Center for Social Innovation, an organisation based in Cyprus.

The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) focuses on introducing and developing disruptive solutions to address social, educational, and economic problems. 

As a sponsor for the Sailing the Mayflower, the CSI is proud to offer a bespoke mentoring and consulting service in entrepreneurship for the Community category. This prize will provide the winning team with coaching services and Entrepreneurial skills that will allow them to further develop their project. Precisely, CSI could provide advice on the following: developing a Start-Up, Business Plan Design Consultation, Services Digitalization, SME Financial Management and IPR and Patents.

Visual Arts

The prize for the Visual Arts category is provided by the Blue Elephant Theatre, a theatre based in Camberwell, London.

The Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell offers an eclectic programme of plays and family shows. Moreover, they work with schools and communities organising intergenerational community plays. They aim to make theatre practise available to anyone interested. Other forms of art also have a place in the Blue Elephant Theatre. For example, they organise and hold the ‘Elefeet Dance Festival’.

As a sponsor for the Sailing the Mayflower, the Blue Elephant Theatre is offering a gift voucher of two tickets for the winner of the Writing category.


The prize for the Writing category is provided by the Policy Centre for African Peoples, an organisation founded in the UK.

The Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) works to enable African and disadvantaged communities to improve their lives through education. They focus in three main areas: Education, Leadership development and Social engagement.

The PCAP is pleased to offer up to four internship positions that will enable the beneficiaries to work in one of their educational projects and acquire work experience and skills. This prize will be awarded to the winner of the writing category.

Performing Arts

The prize for the Performing Arts category is provided by Odd Arts, an organisation based in Manchester.

Odd Arts delivers theatre programmes that aim to challenge and change attitudes and behaviours. They work with vulnerable and excluded groups applying restorative approaches. Their areas of expertise include reducing youth and sexual violence and radicalisation. Their workshops and projects also focus on mental health and building healthy relationships within marginalised communities.

As a sponsor for the Sailing the Mayflower, Odd Arts is offering mentoring in applied theatre/arts or social justice for the Performing Arts category. This prize will provide the winner with the opportunity to attend a workshop delivered by odd arts. Moreover, they also offer the winner the chance to make their own campaign video/film or photography exhibition on issues related to social justice.

In Addition, each of the four runner-ups will receive £15 High Street Voucher and internship opportunities in a variety.

Get involved and submit your piece of work! You can submit it by emailing

Submissions are open to everyone and with your consent, they will be published in the form of a magazine so everyone can see them!

If you want to become a sponsor and support our young people, please let us know on the e-mail above.


Awards ceremony

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 28th October from 10:30 to 17:30 at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (in front of the range), Redriff Road, SE16 7LL