The Annual Essay Contest for Children and Young People of African Descent 2011
Winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 7 May 2011
Congratulations to all participants!
I would like to thank the following organisations whose staff understand the value of the Essay Contest for Children of African Descent and chose to encourage the children they work with to enter. It takes a lot of work to support and prepare the children as well as to chase them, collect their work and share with them the feedback from the Judges. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to your children.
A very special Thank You to :
100 Black Men of London
African Youth Education and Development Programme
Nubia African Community Foundation School
West Indian Organization Coordination Committee.
Schools also participated from Barbados, Benin (French-speaking), Brazil (Portuguese-speaking) Burkina Faso (French-speaking), Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and USA.
The following families from across the Africa Diaspora also wanted their children to gain from this initiative and asked to participate.
Mr. and Mrs Appia-Kerr, Mr. Muhammad, Ms. Forde-Walcott, Mr and Mrs Jones, Madame and Monsieur Daga, Mrs Kamara, Mrs. Ebede.
Thank you to the following generous Judges who provided the Prizes and Special Prizes for the essayists:
Kush, Bertram, Danny, Ellen, Nyela, Linda, Keon, Mrs. Nugent, Kandace, Rimeh, Hortense, Abena, Merva, Karen, Tabila (Trinidad), Isevahani (Uganda).
Thank you to the following for your Special Prizes to the essayists:
Avril, Chigbo, Felicity, Kandace, Rabecca, Abrahamin.
Every year participating essayists receive valuable feedback from amazing people of African descent from across the African Diaspora who give their valuable time and provide excellent feedback to each participating essayist.
Thank you to the following Judges who gave their time to read and provide feedback – and in some cases – prizes to many of the contestants.
Some judges went beyond what was asked of them and – basically, got carried away…
Meakaeel, Merva, Linda, Rachel, Miiam, Lindi, Chinyere, Lorna, Chloe, Danny, Linda (again), Louise, Nyela, Lindi (again), Onysha, Niikojo, Sherlina, Linda (again), Reginaldo, Tola, Lindi (again) Ava, Andrea, Avril, Linda (again), Faith, Lindi (again), Antionette, Idelle, Linda (again), Lucinda, Magna, Lindi (again).
Chigbo, Felicity, Kandace, Keon, Osai, Rabecca, Robert, Roy, Shakina, Shannon, Yvonne K, Yvonne, O, Akinabae, Valerie.
Aya, Kush, Ellen, Philip, Rimeh, Jebari, Toyin.
Isevehani, Marcel, Tony, Aminata, Rimeh (again), Yed, Felix, Herve, Veronica, Kurt.