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

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

As part of our Sailing the Mayflower project we are holding an online competition and virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees, both in London and across the UK.

We are asking young people between the ages of 10 and 25 to make a submission to the competition for the chance to win amazing prizes!

You can submit a piece of work in one of following four categories: Art, Writing, Community, and Music Dance and Drama.

For details of the prizes and ideas and inspiration on what to submit please read our categories, prizes and sponsors section below.


CATEGORIES, Prizes and Sponsors


For the art category your submission could be a drawing, painting, photograph, graphic art, or a video.

As a sponsor of the art category Oliver Bonas are providing a career coaching call with one of their designers, store managers or finance managers.

The winner of the art category will also recieve an LCD colour drawing tablet.  




Submissions to the writing category could include poems, stories, blog posts, and articles.

The Policy Centre for African Peoples is providing the winner of the writing category with an internship to work on one of their educational projects to acquire excellent work experience and skills.

The winner will also recieve an iPad!




Your submissions to the community category should be a previous inspiring community projects (e.g., sport programmes).

The winner of the community project category will win a free visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew!

Music, Dance and Drama

Submissions to the music, dance and drama category could be songs, recorded dances, or plays.

The prize for this category is provided by the Camberwell
based Blue Elephant Theatre company. They are offering two tickets to one of their performances!

The winner of the Music, Dance and Drama category will also win a free trip to London Zoo!


each winner will also receive a £50 High Street gift voucher and runners-up will receive a £25 Voucher.



You can send your submission up until the end of September. Please remember to include your name, age and a short description about your piece of work.

VIRTUAL Awards ceremony

We will be holding a virtual awards ceremony online, where you will be able take a tour of the best submissions and watch our sponsors announce the winners and runners up. You will also be able to watch the keynote speakers speeches.

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 28th October.