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The Equality and Diversity Unit works with colleagues across the University of Wolverhampton, as well as friends in other institutions and the local community, to organise public events that highlight the diverse experiences of people within Britain and across the world. 

Black British Superhero Challenge

To celebrate Black History Month in October the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Black History Month Group invite children and young people of all backgrounds to create their version of a Black British superhero either by picture or by text. Whichever is your creative preference! We welcome entries from children and young people of all ages, whether they be five or twenty-one, everyone is welcome to participate. 

Selected submissions will be displayed at the Wolverhampton Black History Month Launch Event on the 29th September 2017 and other locations throughout October, and will also be displayed in the Wolverhampton Black History Month brochure and other publicity.

All entrants will also be invited into the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Arts for an introductory workshop in animation, illustration or creative writing. There are also a selection of prizes to be awarded to participants who attend the Black History Month Launch Event, University of Wolverhampton Faculty of Arts Workshop or other special events!

We would greatly appreciate if everyone could encourage any young people they know or work with to consider submitting an entry into the competition. For more information please email Will Cooling, Equality and Diversity Special Projects and Policy Manager, on

Participants have a choice of the following entry formats:

  • Write a description and biography of their new superhero(s)
  • Draw a portrait image of their superhero(s) with supplementary text describing their personality and powers 
  • Draw a comics story that showcases their superhero in action

Entries must be posted to Julie Capewell, University of Wolverhampton, Faculty of Arts, MK Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT by Monday 26th June 2017.

All entries must be accompanied by a Black British Superhero Challenge Entry Form (Word doc 43k). The entry form also outlines all other rules participants must abide by.

If you have any questions please email Will Cooling, Equality and Diversity Special Projects and Policy Manager, on