Meet the Judges
“The unequal circumstances around Covid-19 for different social groups reveal the longstanding inequalities in our society. This timely and important initiative will encourage children to contemplate the nature of discrimination and write creatively about it. I hope it inspires them to see that writing can be a force for social change. I look forward to reading the words of our future writers.”
-Bernardine Evaristo MBE
Professor of Creative Writing, Brunel University London,
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019 for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other.
Visit Bernardine’s website here:https://bevaristo.com/
“I’m incredibly excited to read the entries for the Awards. I’m looking for poems which challenge racism while championing multiculturalism, plurality and tolerance. All of which were sentiments embodied by Anne Frank, someone who like many others used writing to combat the evils of prejudice and discrimination. With everything going on in the world right now it’s important we do what we can to beat racism for good.”
Writer of poetry, fiction and prose.
Artistic director of Out-Spoken and publisher at Out-Spoken Press.
Shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize for After the Formalities
Visit Anthony’s website here: https://anthonyanaxagorou.com/