We’re delighted to announce that for the third year in a row, actor Peter Capaldi will be hosting the awards ceremony for our annual Voices writing competition (now in its fourth year) on 10 April in London.
Capaldi who is best known for playing the last incarnation of ‘The Doctor’ on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, will once again join us as we celebrate the creative talents of children in care and young care leavers from across the country.
Voices 2019 closed last month for entries and the competition received an incredible response with 250 submissions on the theme of ‘growing up’. All entrants showed flair and creativity by sharing their experiences of growing up in care through imaginative raps, poems, short stories and other writings.
24 entries have been shortlisted and winners will be decided by this year’s fantastic line-up of expert judges including BBC reporter Ashley John-Baptiste, children’s book author Jarvis, and rapper Ric Flo among many other brilliant authors, journalists, and poets. All those who have been shortlisted will attend the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced.
A big thank you and well done to all the young people who entered this year, they should be extremely proud!