Council launches second youth safety competition for Camden schools

Ahead of Camden’s Youth Safety Fortnight this summer, the Council has launched a creative multimedia competition for secondary school students to share their ideas on ways to help keep children and young people in the borough safe.

The competition is encouraging students to get creative by producing a range of media projects based on the theme ‘keeping children and young people in Camden safe’.

Entries could be anything from poems to paintings, songs to short written stories, or photography to short films.

Schools are now being invited to submit brief expressions of interest. Schools will then be selected to develop their projects further, with the winners and runners up announced at Camden’s Youth Safety Fortnight taking place from 24 June.

As a community we must recognise the role we all have in ensuring young people have safe places to be and to thrive. As part of this we will soon be hosting Camden’s second Borough-wide Youth Safety event and have launched another creative competition so we can hear from our young people on what we can do as a Borough to help keep them safe. We were blown away by the quality of entries last year so we can’t wait to hear their ideas for this year.
Cllr Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People, Equalities and Cohesion

Up to £500 per school is available for each selected entry by Camden secondary schools. The money would be used by selected schools to develop multimedia projects on a range of themes related to youth safety.

Schools need to submit a brief expression of interest by Friday 19 March 2021.

The selected schools will develop their projects and submit final entries by 1 June 2021. An overall winner and two runners-up will be chosen from these submitted entries and prizes awarded - including a top prize of a further £500 for the winning school, as well as vouchers for participating students.