Students from Skills for Catering and Health and Social Care at Newark College were awarded first prize for their impressive collaborative poster. Andrea Parry of Reach Newark scooped second place and Newark College Kickstarter Kiera Munday-Prime came third.
The competition was judged by local artist Nadia Ming, who joined Newark Town Mayor Lisa Geary at Newark College to congratulate the winners and present them with their prizes.
Newark Stop Hate Crime launched the poster competition for local schools, colleges and community groups as part of a series of events to raise public awareness of how to report hate crime, even if you are a bystander. The theme this year was #SafePlaceForAll.
Karen Aspley from Nottingham Mencap said: “'We're pleased that learning disability hate crime has featured so strongly in this year’s campaign from Newark Stop Hate Crime.
“Learning disability hate crime is under reported and increasingly moving online. We ask everyone to support people to report hate crime whenever it happens.'
Kiera Munday-Prime, who took part in the competition, coming in third place said: “I am proud to be part of the Hate Crime Awareness project with Newark College. I've learnt that hate crime shouldn't be tolerated and that hate has no place in Newark.”
All poster entries were exhibited to the public in the Buttermarket in Newark’s Town Centre throughout National Hate Crime Awareness week, which took place from 9th-16th October. The artwork will also go on to be used by Newark Stop Hate Crime to support their initiative on social media and during future events.
Newark College is proud to support Newark Stop Hate Crime along with various organisations, including Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham Mencap, Nottinghamshire Victim Care, Newark Reach, Shawmind, Inspire, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Newark Town Council, and Newark and Sherwood District Council.
For more information about the campaign, please visit: https://newarkstophatecrime.org.uk/