The Decibel Penguin prize, an Arts Council initiative awarded to writers of "Asian, African and Caribbean background," has been forced to change its entry criteria after an intervention by the Commission for Racial Equality.Read the full article here.
This year's award will have no ethnic entry requirements, and will instead focus on "personal stories of immigrants to the UK." The CRE had notified the prize's organisers that the original entry criteria could breach Section 29 of the Race Relations Act, and may have resulted in legal proceedings.
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