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Southwark Archives: photography and writing competition and workshops

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Creative writing


Are you aged 11-17? Have you been taking pictures in the local area? Do you want to write short stories, lyrics or poems that talk about your past year in Southwark?

Date & time

Ongoing from 5 June 2021 to 12 June 2021

Southwark Archives: photography and writing competition and workshops
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details


Our competition is an opportunity for young people to express themselves in relation to where they live, through photography or writing.

First prize: £50 Amazon voucher

Second prize: £30 Amazon Voucher

The top 5 entries will be entered into the archive as a new file called ‘MY HISTORY’ and showcased via our Instagram.

Send your entries to by 23 July 2021

How to take part

Join us on Saturday 5 June, 1pm to 2pm for an online introduction to the archive

You will find out more about the archive and how to enter the competition. We will show pictures from our most exciting photography collections and ask ‘How can we get inspired by our local history?’

Join us on Sunday 13 June 1pm-2pm for an online creative writing workshop

Participants will use games and prompts to learn how to use their local history as an inspiration and springboard to write their own work.  No previous experience needed! Please bring writing materials.

Contact for links to the events and more info about the competition.


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