september, 2020

26sep1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Style X Black Writers’ Guild Essay CompetitionUK Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 800 words Top Prize: Six months’ worth of mentoring, including a one-off mentoring session with Bernardine Evaristo

Style X Black Writers’ Guild essay competition

Event Details

Style is collaborating with the Black Writers’ Guild to launch a brand‑new competition for aspiring Black fashion and beauty journalists.

In honour of Booker prizewinner Bernardine Evaristo’s guest edit, Style is collaborating with the Black Writers’ Guild to launch an exciting new competition for aspiring Black fashion and beauty journalists

What you need to do
Write a 800-word personal fashion or beauty essay in response to the question from Bernardine below. The winner will be someone with a keen eye for trends, journalistic flair and a demonstrable interest in the subject. We want to know how you engage with the worlds of fashion and/or beauty on a personal level.

Bernardine’s question: Fashion and beauty are going through a revolution. What does that statement mean to you?

The competition is open to women and womxn who are Black-British and of African or Caribbean descent. You must be under 25 and you must not be employed as a fashion or beauty writer or earn your main revenue from fashion or beauty journalism.

The winner will receive six months’ worth of mentoring from the Style team, including a one-off mentoring session with Bernardine Evaristo. Over this period the winner will also have six pieces commissioned and published in the print or digital editions of Style.

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