Thank you to all of you who submitted an entry to the Children of Lockdown collection. We have been overwhelmed by the quality and thoughtfulness of your submissions and our judges have had an extraordinarily hard time in deciding the winners.
It is a truly amazing collection, with entries from children ranging in age from 3 to 17 from all across the United Kingdom, and even some from Australia. There’s humour, profound sadness, hope, boredom, observation, imagination and everything in between.
All 200 entries are published here and will be archived by the British Library as part of the UK Web Archive.
Together we’ve captured a unique moment in time, which future generations will be able to look back on and explore.
Congratulations to all of the entrants.
Charlotte McMillan, Founder, Storychest.
31 August 2020
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.”
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