This year the Basingstoke Hate Crime Awareness Group is inviting young people between 8 and 19 years old to take part in a Creative Project Competition. The theme is Respectful and Welcoming.

Being a victim of hate crime can leave a person fearful, isolated and vulnerable. It can also severely undermine their sense of safety in their school/college and/or community. It impacts greatly on self-confidence and self-worth and can lead to depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, suicide.

You don’t have be famous person to be affected, it could be you, a friend or a relative. 

The Creative Project may be a poem, a short piece of written work, a drawing, a video, whatever the young person/people feel most comfortable in producing.

The competition closes to entries on Saturday 30 September 2023. All entries need to be accompanied by an entry form.

The judges will choose 3 winners from the 2 ages groups, (8 to 12 and 13 to 19 years old) all entrants will receive a certificate and prizes for the top entries will be awarded.

Winners will be announced in time for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 14th – 21st October 2023. All submissions will be acknowledged and form a display at a central Basingstoke location. This competition is supported by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

For full details of the competition please click on the following links to download the information:

Entry Form

Guidance Notes


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