Category Archives: Event

Thanks for your support at UCD

       Thanks to everyone who sponsored Universal Children’s Day and came down to Pop Brixton. Celebrating youth diversity and identity, we heard from 2 of the poetry competition winners; Riley Bo Russell who read her winning poem ‘My Story’ and Abi Forrest, the runner-up with ‘Never Irreparably Broken’. Performances on the day from Ellesha Ross […]

Closing date for poetry competition is 21st March!

If you still haven’t sent in your poetry entry for the ‘Identity’ competition with the chance to have your piece published in our forthcoming anthology – what are you waiting for?! We need to receive your entries by 21st March 2015 which is #WorldPoetryDay Please download the guidelines (PDF) from the page here and send […]

Women 4 Africa – sponsors of the Mother of the Year category

“Women4Africa own a project called ‘Young Africa Writes’; we are keen to add value to young people and demonstrate support via our actions, hence knowing that the BYA Awards is a credible initiative that attracts aspiring young people and their parents we are pleased to be sponsoring this year.” Women4Africa is a celebration of ordinary […]

Media Sponsors – Edge FM

Introducing our Media Sponsors of BYA Awards 2014 – Edge FM www.edgefm.co.uk  EdgeFM is the trading name for Edutainment Organisation Ltd your not for profit lottery funded radio station

Winston Goode sponsor of the Community category

Winston Goode works for London Youth as part of their Positive Change programme within the London Borough of Lambeth supporting and challenging young people to be the best they can be. He also is the Assistant Head of Build-it, ensuring that young people from Lambeth are supported into progression routes within the construction industry. Winston […]

STEM sponsor – Mark Johnson

“It’s taken me over two decades to recognize the fact that the experts I looked up to were just as nervous as me about technology. I proudly sponsor the STEM category to keep the career elevator doors wide open.” –   Mark Richard Johnson   Mark Johnson is a British born Jamaican Information Security Specialist currently stationed […]

International guest speaker Dr Anita Davis-DeFoe

Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe  is our international guest speaker for Business and Enteprise at BYA Awards 2014 Author. Thought Leader. Social Entrepreneur, Organization and Leadership Development Solutionist   Quoted as a career and workforce development expert in Essence and Black Enterprise Magazines; in the New Jersey Business Journal; on Madame Noire.com, among others, Dr. Anita Davis–DeFoe, […]

Enterprise Lab sponsors of the Youth Organisation of the Year category

“I believe a great future lies ahead for the UK and supporting young people and especially those from black and ethnic minority backgrounds is important. No country can live off past glories, we need young people to come up with new ideas and solutions to make this country great. We are supporting the BYA Awards […]