Are you currently locked down at home due to coronavirus? Would you like to share your experience now and with future generations?

This is your chance to be part of history.

We are at the beginning of 2021 and already living through our third lockdown since the arrival of coronavirus (COVID-19) a year ago. This crisis is affecting all of our lives and we are staying at home more than ever. If today is challenging, we can take some comfort from the fact that it will pass into history and that future generations will study the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the same way that historians today study other terrible events in our past. When they do so, they will want to understand how people like us lived through these difficult times.

Following in the footsteps of our writing competition which took place during the first lockdown, today we are launching a photographic competition! This is your chance to tell us how you are living through these difficult times with a funny, realistic or artistic image. We want you to photograph your experience in lockdown. What best represents your third lockdown? What helps you get through it? What has changed since the arrival of the coronavirus? Be creative!

All submissions will be added to the collections at Churchill Archives Centre for the benefit of future researchers, but gift vouchers worth £50 will be awarded to the two most powerful and informative entries, as judged by the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre.

The competition is open to all ages.

The competition will close Sunday 28 February 2021.

Terms and Conditions

Do not include addresses or other personal information in your photograph. If your photograph includes images of other people please confirm in your accompanying email that they are happy for their image to be entered into this competition and preserved in the Churchill Archives Centre.

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG, PNG or TIFF files by email as attachment to

Three entries can be submitted per person.

You can add a caption for your photograph(s).

If you are 16 or under, please also send written permission from your parent or guardian for your photograph(s) to be included in the competition and added to the collections at Churchill Archives Centre.

By entering, you consent to your entry being added to the collections of the Churchill Archives Centre and being made available in the future to researchers. You agree to assign any copyright that you may hold in the entry and to assign this to Churchill College. You can still use your photograph yourself even by assigning copyright to us.

The email used to submit an entry will be used to contact the winner. Email addresses will not be kept beyond the duration of the competition or used for any other purpose.

The two winning entries will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Director of the Archives Centre, whose decision will be final. The winning entries will be featured on the website of the Churchill Archives Centre and on accompanying social media.


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