Here’s a story competition for Sussex Day.
Entries are now open for our competition celebrating inspirational volunteering stories at local charities and community groups across Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden.
Over the last year, we know that our local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has stepped up to meet the needs of people right across our area, supporting some of the most vulnerable in our communities. To celebrate Sussex Day on 16 June, we want to showcase some of the amazing volunteers who have made a difference.
Four winning VCSE groups or organisations will each receive a £250 cash prize.
How to enter
If you are a local charity, community group, social enterprise or mutual aid group, we would love to receive a photo and a few short lines describing your volunteers’ inspirational work over the last year.
The competition requirements include:
- Photos must contain a volunteer or volunteers
- Photos must be accompanied by a short write-up
- Photos must be taken in Eastbourne Borough, Lewes District or Wealden District
- VCSE organisations must be based or working in Eastbourne Borough, Lewes District or Wealden District
Photos must be in good quality digital format (large file from your phone – 300 dpi).
You must submit your entries to us via the online entry form below.
Please see the competition terms and conditions at the bottom of the page for further information.
Following initial shortlisting, entries will be posted on our Facebook page during Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2021). The volunteering story with the most likes on Facebook will be the People’s Choice winner.
After the public vote on Facebook during Volunteers’ Week, our panel will confirm the People’s Choice winner and make a decision on the 3 additional finalists. All 4 winning entrants will be announced to celebrate Sussex Day on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
The four winners will each receive a cash prize of £250 to support the work of their community group.
We will aim to feature as many photos and stories as possible throughout the next year from all of the submissions sent to us.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11:59 pm.
Best of luck!