Calling all Children of Lockdown. This is your chance to go down in history.
Storychest is creating a digital time capsule of the impressions of children aged 3 to 17 during this extraordinary time. All submissions will be displayed on a dedicated Children of Lockdown website and will be archived by the British Library as part of the UK Web Archive.
When you're ready to submit, here is the form for you to upload your entry. You'll need your parent/ guardian to fill it in for you. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 31 July 2020.
Submissions from UK residents will also be entered into a competition to be judged by a panel of British children's authors with National Book Tokens to be awarded to the winners.
Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library, said: “The British Library will be including Children of Lockdown in its collection on COvid19, as part of the UK Web Archive. This collection covers medical, healthcare, policy, and social impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of this, we are preserving a record of personal responses and accounts of life during Coronavirus, through communications made public online and preserved in the UK Web Archive. Children of Lockdown will be an important part of this collection, showing first-hand accounts of how lockdown impacted a generation, through a range of creative and written responses.”
At Storychest, we are all about helping you to capture and save those precious moments of your life,
in words and pictures and to share with close friends and family.
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