County, Many Voices Literary Prize
28th of March 2012 at 4.00 p.m.
at the UCS, Waterfront Building, Room W209, Ipswich
sponsored the One County, Many Voices Literary Prize
organised by Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial
Equality (ISCRE). This was launched at the ISCRE Annual General
Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 15th September 2011. The aim of
this project was to capture accounts of diversity and the
challenges and benefits of migration. The winner in each category
received £250 from JIMAS as well as a special prize
of £100 for a thirteen year old who captured the heart
of the CEO of JIMAS, Manwar Ali, with her flowing piece written
from the heart that held innocence and imagination aloft as
a dream for harmony and understanding.
The literary prize comprised two categories: for those aged
11-18 and those aged 18 and over for articles written in any
format which included historical research, autobiography,
prose, fiction and poetry.
The final six submissions were evaluated by the judging panel
which consisted of author Blake Morrison, EADT Arts Editor
Andrew Clarke, and Chief Executive of JIMAS Manwar Ali.
Mike Saks, Provost and Chief Executive of University Campus
Suffolk (UCS) which hosted the awards ceremony commended the
literary prize and expressed his delight in hosting it.
Awards Ceremony for
the winners was followed
by refreshments and the UCS Academy Lecture
by Blake Morrison on 'The Future of Reading' at 5.30 pm on
the same afternoon.