We are THRILLED to announce the WINNERS of our #LessonsFromLockdown creative competition!

First up, we have the Crowd Favourite Winner (winning a £50 voucher) .....

with nearly 250 votes (!!!) is this amazing poem from Darcy Lord! Huge congratulations, Darcy! 🥳

(poem & full name shared with permission)

Next up is the first winner from our random draw for 2 x £20 vouchers!*

Huge congratulations to Fouji and thank you for your fantastic entry! Well done!

* To ensure fairness, these entries were picked out of a hat by the Emerging Minds UK team.

Our third and final winner is this comedy entry from Tochukwu. It definitely made us laugh!

Tochukwu is the second winner from our random draw* and will receive a £20 gift voucher!

Thank you to ALL of our wonderful participants!

The Rethinking Education: Lessons From Lockdown Special Interest Research Group is hosting a COMPETITION & PRIZE DRAW to celebrate the International Day of Education! 


From now until 23rd January, we invite all children and young people currently in education (including homeschooling!) to submit a creative piece about one ‘lesson from lockdown’ from the past year for a chance to win ONE OF THREE VOUCHERS! 


The theme is: What have the pandemic and/or lockdown measures taught you about your education? When we say ‘creative piece’, we mean it in the broadest sense, including drawings, poems, songs, photographs, videos, spoken word — you name it! 


We will award a £50 voucher to the ‘crowd favourite’ entry (the one with the most votes from the general public). We will also award 2 x £20 vouchers by a random prize draw of all entries.


To enter, please email your creation to by midnight on 23rd January. We will open the crowd favourite voting on 24th January, the International Day of Education. We will send vouchers via email in early February.


IMPORTANT: All entries will be shared with the general public to vote on the ‘crowd favourite’. If you do NOT want your entry to be shared, please let us know (you will still be included for the random prize draw!)