We want to celebrate Black History Month by offering young Black people in Scotland a platform to speak about any topics they think are important.
It can be any topic, past blogs have spoken about a range of things from mental health, feminism and young people's personal experiences. If you have been involved in something that has benefitted your local community or if there is a topic that you feel passionately about and are an activist for we want to know!
Black History Month 2022
Black History Month runs for the whole month of October and this year's theme is “Time for Change: Action Not Words.’
People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of history in the UK for centuries. Black History Month allows everyone to share, celebrate and understand the impact of Black heritage and culture.
Black History Month is not just a month to celebrate the continued achievements and contributions of Black people to the UK and around the world. It’s also a time to continue taking action in tackling racism, reclaiming Black history, and ensuring Black history is represented and celebrated all year round.
It is completely up to you what kind of content you pitch! It could be anything from a written blog, to featuring in our regular Meet a Young Scot post, or creating a chatty video for TikTok. If you're not sure and want some inspiration there are some examples of content we have shared below.
We have featured blogs on various subjects from young people across Scotland. Past topics have included climate activism, feminism and mental health. Check out a few examples of blogs:
If you're comfortable in front of the camera and want to create a video we can take submissions for short or longer format videos. In the past we have featured videos of young people sharing tips on staying safe online, talking about their apprenticeships or sharing a day in their life! Have a look at just a couple of videos young people have created for us:
Meet a Young Scot is a weekly post on Young Scot's Instagram page that shines a spotlight on a young person in Scotland and shares their story. Here are a few examples of past posts:
If your pitch is picked, you'll receive a £50 Love2Shop voucher which you can use at a range of online stores.
You will also get 1,000 Young Scot Reward points.
Finally, you will also have the opportunity to join a session in the Young Scot Edinburgh office (we will cover reasonable travel expenses) where we will provide training and support to help you develop your idea.
How to apply
If you'd like to submit your idea, fill out our online application form. You will receive 150 Young Scot Reward points for submitting an idea.
Please note: We cannot guarantee that everyone who expresses their interest will be featured.
You may be contacted by a member of our Digital Information Team for further information and to let you know we'd like to feature your story on our page. If you're aged under 16 we will also require permission from a parent, carer or guardian.
Need more info or would like to submit a nomination in another format? Email our team at email@example.com
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