© Lauren Townsend, Saturday Club, 2019. Courtesy Photoworks.

England’s New Lenses – A new opportunity for 13-25 year olds

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Untold Heritage is your chance to explore your heritage through photography, to tell the stories that get left out of the history books, and to help us discover alternative narratives of our history.

We want you to explore your heritage and the ‘heritage of the future’, documenting the people, places, and communities that have shaped you and your life, and the heritage you want to hand down to future generations.

We want to see your take on our themes. This could be exploring your family history (from your immediate family to ancestry and traditions) or more broadly sharing the untold heritage of your communities (work, industries, places of significance, movements, etc.).

You might even want to explore ‘future heritage’, using your camera to explore the current big issues like climate change, lockdown, unemployment, equality and housing.

There are a couple of ways to get involved, but either way you can enter your photos inspired by the themes over the next couple of months. Our favourite entries will be shared across our Instagram and website, as well as Photoworks and English Heritage channels.

Entries submitted will also be judged by our panel, with the best being selected for a place in the digital Photoworks Festival in October 2020 and a chance to win a number of other prizes, including mentoring opportunities for one photographer whose photo engages with the theme in the most creative way.

We can’t wait to see the work you create – telling your stories, inspired by your heritage!

Untold Heritage is part of Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme. Shout Out Loud is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick The Dust programme. Untold Heritage is an additional Kick The Dust activity funded by DCMS through the Youth Accelerator Fund.

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