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‘The Art of being 2 metres Apart!’ Time Capsule Competition

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‘The Art of being 2 metres Apart!’ Time Capsule Competition

Posted by on 6 April 2020

"The Art of being 2 metres Apart! is a time capsule that reflects the time a virus came to town." 

Time Capsule CompetitionGraphicTwitter Post The Art of being 2 metres Apart (Above displays decorative logo image)

Do you want to make history? 

The Engagement Hub, part of Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young People’s services have launched a time capsule competition in partnership with Suffolk Archives and The Hold ( to capture the moment in history when a virus called Covid-19 came to Town and changed daily life as we know it. The closing date is 1st September. 

The idea behind this time capsule competition is to help children and young people to express and share their feelings during this difficult time, which could include general reflections on daily life, ways in which we are adapting and how we are managing our fears and hopes. Also, to gather advice for future generations should they face a pandemic or significant period of change again. (Read advice and support about Corona Virus on The Source).

To enter ‘The Art of being 2 metres Apart’ time capsule competition, simply submit something in the form of one of these three categories:  

  1. Artwork - e.g. A drawing, painting, collage, animation or sculpture. Please do not send us your artwork, simply submit a digital photo of your creation. Please ensure that no faces appear in photographs. 

  2. Music - e.g. A recorded song, rap or piece of music that you have composed (no more than 3 minutes long). Please send this to us as an MP4 file.  

  3. Creative Writing - e.g. A poem, short story or diary entries. Please send this as a Word document. 

There are two age groups5 to 11, and the 12 to 19 (up to 25 with SEND). For each of the three categories there will be a winner from each age group. The prize will be a £30 all4one voucher. 

Competition entry requirements: 

  • All entrants must confirm their full name, age, location, a contact phone number and an e-mail address along with their entry which they submit by email to by the closing date: Tuesday 1st September 2020.  Please note this competition has now closed for entrants.

  • Entrants will be judged by a panel of young people. Entrants with the most votes within each category and age group will be our selected competition winners who will each receive a £30 voucher prize. Winners will be notified by Thursday 1st October 2020 

  • Some entries may be displayed as a public exhibition, once it is safe for us to do so. Therefore, entrants must keep hold of their artwork/writing/music until 1st October. 

  • All entrants must be from children and young people with a connection to Suffolk. 

  • By submitting your entry, you are giving us permission to share and display your work via the internet in print and in an exhibition. 

  • We will only use the information provided for the purpose of the competition. You can view the Suffolk County Council Privacy notice on their website:  

We hope that ‘The Art of being 2 metres Apart’ time capsule will show the strength and spirit of young people and their journey of overcoming the day a virus came to Town. 

Read more advice and support about Corona Virus on The Source.

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