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British Council #NewNarratives Challenge

British Council #NewNarratives Challenge 2021

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Applications are open for British Council #NewNarratives Challenge 2021. The #NewNarrativesChallenge is aimed at 18 to 35-year-olds, who are willing to share diverse stories of their countries (Countries of Africa and the UK). Basically, British Council is looking for creative submissions that tell ‘the other stories’ of countries of Africa and the UK. British Council #NewNarratives Challenge Video Competition wants to see authentic stories that are not often portrayed in the media.

This challenge is a free grant award (the “Grant Award”) operated by the British Council to amplify plural narratives of countries of Africa and the UK. The objective is to encourage and inspire young people to tell authentic stories about their countries (the “Challenge”)


The winner of British Council #NewNarrativesChallenge will a prize award of £500. Winners will be paid the equivalent of the prize in their local currency.


  • Video submission can be in any language, but the language needs to be specified in the caption.
  • Candidates must be 18 to 35 years when they apply and be a resident of one of the eligible countries.
  • The deadline is 3 September 2021 at 23.59 UK time.

Eligible Countries

Ethiopia, Algeria, Botswana, Kenya, Egypt, Malawi, Rwanda, Libya, Mauritius, England, Scotland, Wales, South Sudan, Morocco, Mozambique, Sudan, Tunisia, Namibia, Northern Ireland, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone.

Selection Process

  • The selection panel will review the video submissions and notify the top ten participants.
  • Once the selection process is complete, the selection panel will announce and contact the top ten submissions.
  • The top ten winners will be invited to complete a form and accept the terms and conditions, and privacy notice.
  • The competition will also require you to submit photographs for publicity materials.

Read the full competition rules and privacy notice here

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline03 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerBritish Council



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