Crimestoppers youth service launches national talent competition

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Young people are being given the chance to win a prize bundle worth over £500 by entering a newly launched talent competition by the charity Crimestoppers’ youth service, Fearless.

The competition for 11-16 year-olds is being run to coincide with the launch of Fearless’ newly redeveloped website, Fearless.org, and is accepting entries from those with talents commonly seen on popular shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor.

The talent competition encourages youngsters to upload clips of up to two minutes showcasing their skills to YouTube, whether that be singers, dancers or football freestylers – if they see it as a talent, we want to see it. Once uploaded, they simply need to fill out a quick form on the Fame by Fearless website to confirm their entry.

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The prize for the lucky winner is a bundle worth £500 that consists of cinema passes, paintballing tickets, Nando’s vouchers, a Go Pro, Beats Headphones and a tablet.

Fearless was launched in 2010 with the aim of engaging with and educating young people about the consequences of their choices and the punishments that could be handed down if they are found guilty of a crime. The website also allows them to give information about crime 100% anonymously using a secure online form on the site. Part of the redevelopment of Fearless.org has included a section dedicated to professionals that work with young people enabling them to access a selection of our free educational teaching resources.

The entries will be narrowed down by the Fearless team, before judges decide on the finalists. Finalists will appear on the site for a week where they will face the public vote, where friends and family can get behind entrants, helping them to win the overall prize.

Speaking about the competition, Fearless Manager Kristina Gregory said:

“This is a significant event for Fearless as we have never done anything like this in the six years the service has been running.

“Too often all young people are tarnished with the same brush, but this competition is very much about encouraging and engaging with them positively. Through this we can work toward our ultimate goal in supporting young people to make informed decisions about reporting crime.”

More information on the competition can be found by visiting the website www.fearless.org/famebyfearless/westmidlands

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