Inspired By My Museum

As part of our Play Your Part programme of events, we are running two creative courses open to members of the public this coming February.  Catherine has already blogged about them here – make sure you get in touch to book your place.  Linked to the creative writing is the following opportunity that we have been asked to share with our visitors and blog readers.

The Inspired By My Museum competition is being run by sampad and The British Council with support from the Museums Association and because of the high level of interest in it, the deadline is being extended.   Further information is below and visit the main Inspired By My Museum for all the terms and conditions.

Inspired by my Museum

An encounter with a museum can be a life-changing experience, a realisation of the past or an inspiration for the future. If you have a poem, short story or reportage inspired by a museum you have visited, tell us and your words could be selected for publication.

It could be the space, architecture, design, an object or objects in the museum or even the museum/exhibition curator who has inspired you.

  • Further to the overwhelming response to the launch of the competition, we have now extended the age limit so that any writer from anywhere in the world from the age of 16 upwards can take part.
  • Entries can be up to 400 words.
  • Only ONE entry is allowed per person
  • BEFORE accessing the online form and entering the competition, you MUST read the Rules document and Frequently Asked Questions document, both of which are PDF downloads available on this webpage (clickable link)

If you prefer to enter by post, send an email requesting information on how to do this to:

The Inspired by My Museum competition is a partnership between sampad and British Council. The competition has received kind support from the Museums Association.



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