Win a Prize in our Black History Month Creative Competition

Win a Prize in our Black History Month Creative Competition

Throughout October, we are commemorating Black History Month, the annual celebration of history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.  Its aim is to help communities challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the history that was not taught in schools.  Events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures are taking place across the country until October 31st

We are inviting everyone of any age – residents, schools, community groups and individuals – to take part in a celebration of this month with a Creative Competition.

This can be on anything you think that best captures Black History Month, from your own experiences, to those who inspire you or people you think have made a difference.

You can do this in with a poem, a drawing, a painting, a short story, photography – the choice is yours.

The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Tuesday 3rd November. Please send them with your name, address, contact number and e-mail to with the subject line BHM Creative Competition.

Or you can post your entry to us at BHM Creative Competition, Jigsaw Homes Group, 249 Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AT.

All entries will be judged by members of Jigsaw Homes Group’s Equality Street group and the winner will receive a prize of a £30 voucher from a supermarket, bookstore or retailer of their choice.

We look forward to seeing your creative pieces!

Please see below for the terms and conditions:

  1. Jigsaw Homes reserves the right to cancel the competition or change any of the rules at any stage if deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Any such changes will be duly communicated.
  2. All submissions must include the entrant’s name, address including postcode, a contact telephone number, email address.
  3. Entries must be submitted no later than 12pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. Late, incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. Jigsaw cannot take responsibility for any technical failure including, but not limited to, any affecting postal services which may result in an entry being delayed, lost or not properly registered or recorded. Jigsaw will not be able to return entries.
  4. By submitting an entry for the competition, the entrant is deemed to have given consent for the entry to be published in all media, including social media, print, and internet for all purposes as it wishes
  5. All entries will be judged by members of the Equality Street Group.

The winner will be notified by telephone once judging has taken place. Winners will be contacted by 9th November 2020. We will not contact all entrants. Results will be published on our website. In the event of the winner being unable to be contacted, after reasonable attempts have been made, Jigsaw reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner up.