Competition: Archiving the COVID-19 experience

Posted on May 28, 2021

How has COVID-19 impacted the lives of UP students and staff? What will future generations learn from oral and visual histories collected amid upheaval during this time in our campuses’ history?

26 March 2021 marks a year since UP closed its gates under COVID-19 national lockdown regulations, and UP Archives would like to preserve the memories of students and staff for future generations. This archival endeavour is crucial for us to recall how the pandemic affected all aspects of our lives. In order to create a rich archival record, UP Archives is appealing to staff and students to participate in its remembering project: Recollecting COVID-19 – 365 Days Under Lockdown: The UP Archives Remembering Competition. 

This competition, which is being run in collaboration with the Department of Institutional Advancement, aims to create a written and oral memory of how we, as students and staff of UP, managed and excelled while living under lockdown. You may submit a doodle, sketch, image, poem, limerick, song, commentary, short story, voice note or recording – anything that encapsulates your feelings during the time.

For more information about the competition and prizes that can be won, and for examples of entries, please follow this link.

- Author Alida Green (the UP Archives)

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