Competition winners announced

Congratulations to secondary school pupils in Shepway who entered a competition to create a poster to raise awareness of hate crime.


Kent Police and officers from Shepway District Council visited local schools in January to talk about hate crime the impact on victims and what can be done to tackle the problem. Pupils were then asked to design posters.

More than 100 posters were submitted. The winners were announced at the Hate Crime Awards Ceremony last Thursday at Shepway District Council Chambers. Prizes were presented by Chief Superintendent Andrea Bishop.

Folkestone Academy

  • Winner - Claudia Oakes,
  • Runners up were Bethany, Paris and Eve who submitted a joint poster.

The Beacon Folkestone 

  • Winner - Joshua 
  • Runner up was Rachel Hudd.

Brockhill Park Performing Arts College

  • Winner - Penny Wright
  • Runner up was Finley Owen.

The Marsh Academy

  • Winner - Andrew Morland
  • Runners up were Phoebe Jeffrey and Kayleigh May Paddock.

The overall winner was Andrew Morland from The Marsh Academy (poster displayed above) who received a £50 gift voucher and overall second place was Penny Wright from Brockhill Park Performing Arts College.

The winning posters from each of the schools who entered won £40 gift vouchers. The runners up received a £15 voucher. The gift vouchers have been provided by Shepway Community Safety Partnership who supported the initiative.