Population count celebrates Hackney’s ethnic diversity
Photo contest to get black and ethnic community to fill in census
Residents are being invited to take part in an online photo competition as part of a drive by the Office for National Statistics to get the borough’s black and ethnic minority members of the community to fill in next year’s census.
Called ‘Then and now: family stories’ the competition gives families the chance to celebrate the personal histories behind the changing face of Britain in the last 50 years.
The census, the official population count, is held every 10 years
Contestants need to choose their most amazing, amusing or touching story to tell the world, using just two photographs and 250-500 words.
Entries must impress a celebrity judging panel including BBC broadcaster Kurt Barling, journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Prizes include high-end digital cameras from Olympus and winning families could see their pictures projected onto iconic buildings in major cities, including London and Birmingham
- 1 Arrests for violent disorder following Dalston moped operation
- 2 Footage appearing to show officer striking man in Dalston under review
- 3 Operation to crack down on Dalston street robberies erupted into 'violence'
- 4 Two teenagers arrested following stabbing of 16-year-old
- 5 Three men convicted for Dalston shooting
- 6 'A horrific attack': Man suffers critical head injuries from Shoreditch fight
- 7 Stoke Newington: Pret 'sorry' after staff tell indy café 'we'll steal your customers'
- 8 Hackney man wanted by Surrey Police
- 9 Jailed: Hackney man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run
- 10 Speeding driver who killed elderly man in hit and run found guilty
Details of the competition can be found at www.census.gov.uk/2011thenandnow.