Together In The UK have launched their creative writing competition which is open to first and second generation migrants to the UK.

They want to hear YOUR stories about migrating to the UK, it can be a poem or a short story/essay. Submit your entry in the Over 18s to win the first prize of a Chrome Workbook, other prizes include a place on Migrant Voice’s media lab training, an illustration for your work, In the Under 18’s, win the first prize of an iPhone 6s, other prizes include cinema vouchers, £100 and a scooter. If you win, you will be invited to perform your entry at their next event.

Together In The UK say about the competition: “We know that moving to the UK can be a tough time, but we also know that there a lot of good things that come as a result of big life changes and we want you to use your words to inspire us and tell us the things that made you smile, laugh and feel positive about migrating.”

Due to Covid-19 they have extended the closing date so make a submission before 30th April 2021 to be in with a chance of winning.

Click here to go to the Competition Website

One of the entrants is the daughter of one of our members and has written an account of her bumpy ride in the UK.  You can find her story and other writings on the competition website – scroll down and click the Submissions tab to read and vote for her entry and also think about making your own entry.

Good luck if you decide to enter.

Here at Women With Hope we also want to publish stories and issues raised by our own members to help people understand the challenges faced by migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. We need to hear your voices!

Please go to this page to find out more: Women’s Stories.

As a start we are publishing Chelsy’s submission to the competition on this website – click here to read Chelsy’s Story