On Wednesday 22nd July, Friends Families and Travellers and Youth Travellers’ Times announced they have teamed up to invite anyone between the ages of 13 to 21 to take part in our #ProudGRT TikTok competition. The competition asks young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers to record their family’s ‘oral history’ for the chance to win a £50 voucher of their choice.
The competition aims to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller life and culture, by asking young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to provide an insight into the ways they celebrate their heritage and culture.
TikTok is a video-sharing social media app that is used to create videos ranging from dance to lip-syncs to comedy. If you’re unfamiliar with the app, or need some tips on how to use it, check out this website. TikTok submissions can take any format, as long as they’re filmed through the TikTok app and use the hashtag #ProudGRT
Entrants can celebrate however they’d like, but they’re also welcome to answer these questions:
- Name three things you didn’t know about your grandparents before today.
- Name three things you didn’t know about your family history before today.
- What makes you most proud about your heritage?
- What is a traditional dance in your community?
If entrants are aged 13 – 16, please post the videos privately. If you’re 16 and above, you can post either privately, or publically.
You can submit by sharing the video on Tik Tok or if you would rather share privately, you can whatsapp your submission to +44 7425 419853
The competition closes on 14th August.
Speaking about the competition, Lisa Smith, Youth Travellers Times Editor says:
“We are so happy to be partnering up with FFT to bring you this TikTok competition and cant wait to start seeing your video entries!”
Speaking about the competition, Lucy Hetherington, Communications Officer at Friends, Families and Travellers said:
“We are so excited to partner up with Youth Travellers’ Times for this competition. We love seeing all the work YTT do and we can’t wait to see all the different ways young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities celebrate their identity and heritage.”
Notes for Editor
About Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)
Friends, Families and Travellers is a leading national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.
About Youth Travellers’ Times (YTT)
Youth Travellers’ Times is the part of Travellers’ Times made BY young Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people FOR young Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.
Lucy Hetherington, Communications Officer
Tel: 07425 419853 Email: [email protected]