Black History Month is a time to acknowledge the challenges that Black and Brown people have faced and continue to face. It is also a time to reflect upon the contributions that people of colour have made within our communities, country and the world. And it’s a catalyst for remembrance and pro-activeness for allies, supporters and anti-racists to be loud and proud. The idea is that through creativity, we can begin supporting each other through adversity.

 The theme for this year’s BHM UK campaign is ‘Proud To Be’. It asks people to share what they are Proud To Be, for a festival of celebration that will showcase both individual stories, and the vast richness of diversity that Black and Brown people bring to the UK.

Competition time

We wanted to celebrate the diverse heritages and cultures that we have in our own communities, by holding a competition. We’re looking for entries (photos, videos, audio) that show something about your culture and heritage that make you Proud To Be you!

This could be for example:

  • Piece of music
  • Artwork
  • Poetry
  • Dance
  • Recipe
  • Clothing
  • Family Portrait
  • Spoken word
  • Anything else you can think of!

All submissions will be featured in a video celebrating heritage and culture within our communities, plus have a chance of winning one of 3 prizes:

1st Prize: £100 gift card of your choice

2nd Prize: £75 gift card of your choice

3rd Prize: £50 gift card of your choice

Please send submissions directly to any of our social media platforms or by email to by 31/10/2021. Make sure to include your preferred contact details with your submission. Prize winners will be contacted on Thursday 4th November.

Need some ideas? Check out these fun recipes to try.