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Five reasons you should enter our #TheGoodInWhereILive competition now

Five reasons you should enter our #TheGoodInWhereILive competition now

Amidst all the corona virus worries, the Jack Petchey Foundation is looking for the positives, and you should too…

If you didn’t know already, all of this year we are celebrating our 21st birthday – that’s right, we’ve been inspiring and celebrating young people’s achievements for 21 years!


As part of our celebrations, we launched a positive campaign – #TheGoodInWhereILive. We’re running an exciting photography competition for you to pick out the best parts of where you live as part of this campaign, and here’s five reasons why you need to enter now:

  1. To bring positivity to your local community

Negative press is everywhere right now, and it is driving anxiety in both elderly and young people. It’s easy to focus on corona virus and other frightening headlines when it is all those around us want to talk about, but why not change the game with some positive photography and conversation? You could photograph people helping others in the community that can’t get out to shop, dogs in the local park, or your local hospital. For the latter you could write in your entry form about the heroes on the front line, helping citizens battle the virus selflessly.

You can share your photos on social media with the tag  #TheGoodInWhereILive to get involved with the wider campaign, and encourage others to do the same!

    2. It’s good to get out of the house

Whether you are studying at home, staying in in the evenings or working from home it is important to get some fresh air if you can. Head down to your local park and see what you can find that brings you happiness. Remember not to have any direct contact with people you meet. The world of positive photography awaits your lunch break!

    3. Even if you’re self-isolating, you can still enter

If you’re self-isolating within the walls of your own home, #TheGoodInWhereILive photography competition offers you the chance to reflect on some of your favourite memories during what can be quite a stressful and difficult time. Look through the hundreds if not thousands of photos you’ve taken on your phone in the last few years around your local area, and see what you think others would find uplifting! You don’t need to take a fresh new photo to enter if you can’t get outside.

    4. To motivate yourself 

It can be difficult to stay motivated during uncertain times. But, it is integral to your mental health and wellbeing to keep yourself driving forward. Perhaps you’ve run out of things to do, or feel like you haven’t got many opportunities to be creative at the moment. This photography competition and wider campaign offer you the chance to be as creative as you want – whether that’s through what you photograph, how you edit it, or what you write about where you live in your application. Doing this will also help you to keep a positive mindset, and you never know, you might discover a passion for photography you never knew you had!

    5. For the money – you can choose to reinvest the cash into your community

The top prize in this competition is £250 which you can spend however you wish. There are two others for second and third place; £150 and £100. It’s safe to say, people will need their spirits lifting once the corona virus panic is all over. You could put the money towards a community party, a coffee morning for elderly people that are lonely, donate it to your local youth charity, or any way you like. Get creative in how you can make people happy. 

Want to enter but not sure how? Head over to our guidelines and watch the campaign video for some ideas.

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