Swansea Museum is running a photography competition to capture what life has been like in Swansea during lockdown and now as restrictions are starting to ease. We would like you to get involved by submitting an image that best captures your experience (and maybe win a prize too!)
It could be a picture you’ve taken over the lockdown period, or it could be something new. Your image could represent life at home, or it could be of something that you’ve noticed when out and about on your daily exercise. If you’re a key worker, it could be an image from your journey to work or even your workplace.
This is a chance for you to get your camera out and capture the moments that show how life has changed – or to look back at the images you’ve taken during the last few months to see what you’ve already recorded.
The competition is open to all ages and there are three different categories:
The winner of the ’16 years and under’ category will receive a goody bag from Swansea Museum’s gift shop. The winners of the ’17-25 years’ and ‘Over 25s’ categories will receive a hand-picked book selection from the museum’s book nook.
Also, the winning image and 9 runner-up images from each category will form a ‘Covid Capsule Collection’ for Swansea Museum’s collections. They will help future generations to see, understand and reflect on what life was like for the people of Swansea during this period of our lives.
The winners’ and runner-ups’ images will also be displayed in a temporary exhibition in the museum’s Long Gallery (dates TBC)
Swansea Museum’s judges will be made up from people from the community who will help them choose the winners.