This Award ceremony is part of the 2019 Black History Month Wales (BHMW2019) celebrations, with events held across Wales mainly in the month of October, but with a growing event programme across September & November and with Black History Cymru 365 now running throughout the year.
The theme for 2019 is
MOVERS, SHAKERS AND LEGACY MAKERS
We aim to recognise the achievements of young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Wales. The Awards ceremony will once again be led by Race Council Cymru and held at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay and this year sponsored by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay on Friday the 27th of September 2019.
The ceremony and winners from last year received nationwide coverage and prime time spots on BBC News and ITV’s Newsweek. This year, we aim even higher and we want you to be part of it – so please nominate a deserving young black and minority ethnic person.
How To Nominate
Anyone can nominate a young person for the category below as long as they can meet the criteria of the said category. For the purpose of these awards, a young person is 13 – 30 years old. A nominee may submit a maximum of 4 nominations for the Black History Youth Awards (BHWYA) 2019. Each nomination must be submitted on a separate form. Incomplete forms may be considered ineligible for assessment.
Closing date for nominations is
Midnight Thursday, September 12th 2019.
Award Categories And Criteria
Anyone can nominate a young person for the category below as long as they can meet the criteria of the said category. For the purpose of these awards, a young person is 13 – 30 years old. A nominee may submit a maximum of two nominations for the Black History Youth Awards (BHWYA) 2018.
Art created primarily for visual perception, as drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture.
Pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors who run their own business(es) or social enterprise. Ventures with a wider benefit (such as high employment, tackling a social need) to the local communities would be an added advantage.
A young person who has gained skills, knowledge, qualifications and or experience in leading civic engagement, education reform and community organizing activities.
Outstanding Academic Achievement
For student / learner who received an overall ‘outcome’ grade of A or A* in every subject or highest ‘outcome’ grade in examination in their examinations, assessments or tests.
Music / Performing Art
Art of sound by one or more voices or instruments, or both. This may include but not limited to singers, producer, writers, performers and conductors
Art form often with social, political or topical themes that typically features a live presentation to an audience or onlookers and draws on such arts as drama, acting, poetry and dance
An honest and self-sacrificing young person who has made an exceptional contribution or service to his community and society at large, by showing compassion and care for people and other living things.
A young person, who is actively involved, participates in and or has achieved a significant feat or level in any sport or competitive outdoor events.
Science and Innovation
A young person with ground breaking achievements and or has made significant contributions to any scientific field and or has a registered/patented invention.
Young person who works for a social cause or organisation for free and has demonstrated exceptional self-sacrificing spirit in serving people and his community over an extended period of time.
A young person aged 18 or under, who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Most young carers look after one of their parents or care for a brother or sister.
Make a nomination by post or email
Fill in the Black History Wales Youth Award nomination form and Send your completed form to:
Race Council Cymru (RCC) The Arts Wing Singleton Street,
Swansea SA1 3QJ
OR via email to
You can also nominate using the same quick & easy online form below!
Please click on the button below to go through to the nomination form
The Black History Wales network
The Black History Wales network is made up of over 104 pan-Wales organisations such as; youth charities, grassroots groups, schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions representing people of different cultures, faiths and geographical locations who sit on our steering committee. These include Amgueddfa Cymru/ Museum Wales; African Community Centre – Wales; Cardiff and Bangor Universities; Schools; Minority Ethnic Achievement Support (MEAS) Team; Neath Port Talbot CBC; The Cardiff Volunteer Centre @C3SC; Jamaican Society; Wales Millennium Centre, Barnardos Cymru, National Assembly for Wales and Trade Unions in Wales to name a few.
The award ceremony will be led by Race Council Cymru with awards being presented by the First Minister, Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AM at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay on Friday the 27th of September 2019.