Last night (Wednesday 15th July), the Voices 2020 awards ceremony organised by charity Coram took place. Due to lockdown restrictions the virtual awards ceremony was hosted on the Coram Voice YouTube channel for the first time and the awards video has been viewed almost 1,000 times so far.
The Voices 2020 ceremony was hosted by award-winning Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, a long-standing supporter of the charity. This year the awards attracted over 300 entries on the theme of ‘Dreams’ and each entry was judged by a stellar line-up of judges including poet Mr Gee, children’s authors Lauren Child and Abi Elphinstone, and rap artist Ric Flo.
This year Club Peloton sponsored the ‘Care Leaver’s’ category of the national writing competition for children in care and young care leavers and are delighted to announce the category winner: ‘My Dreams Saved Me’ by Leanne, age 24.
Rap artist Ric Flo and author Paolo Hewitt said: “This is very relatable - the fusion of reality and dreams was poignant. And we do indeed have to become ‘heroes of our own journey’ regardless of past circumstances.”
Nick Hanmer, Chief Executive of Club Peloton, said: “Congratulations to all the participants and winners of this year’s awards. We are very proud to be a part of this competition celebrating the creativity of these talented young people.”
To read all the winning pieces, please visit coramvoice.org.uk/voices and to watch the awards ceremony please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v65sRZ_sgvE&feature=youtu.be.