Only 3 weeks to go until the Jubilee Time Capsule is sealed…

Queen Elizabeth the second

There are only 3 weeks to go until our special Jubilee Time Capsule is sealed forever, a digital Diamond Jubilee gift to Her Majesty the Queen! When we say ‘ours’ we really do mean it – people from all over the world have been contributing to the Capsule, filling it with memories from the last 60 years of Her Majesty the Queen’s reign. From Grenada to Singapore, from Olympic Gold medalist Kirani James to interviews with the grandparents, we have read thousands of your fabulous entries, and we can’t wait for the Queen to see them too!

Last week Chiang Yan Li from Singapore wrote this great entry about her school which won her an engraved iPod touch: (yes, we are giving one away every week until the end of September!)

We are also running a photography competition with The Royal Photographic Society. To win a trip to London, and for the chance to be mentored by RPS photographers, submit your photographic entry into the Capsule here and to read more about our Competitions click here.

… there are only 3 weeks to go until the Jubilee Time Capsule is sealed for good!

JTC launches Commonwealth Community Reporters!

The Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC) has launched the Commonwealth Community Reporters (CCR) programme in conjunction with People’s Voice Media.

Specifically for the JTC, the Royal Commonwealth Society has teamed up with People’s Voice Media, who have been developing Community Reporters in the UK, to offer this opportunity to the broader Commonwealth.  In doing so we hope to discover local stories from across the Commonwealth that will form part of our ‘people’s history’ from the past 60 years.

This exciting initiative will raise interest in community issues, increase conversations between people, emphasize what we have in common, and provide a grass root perspective on local stories.

We’ll be giving reporters lots of support and resources to help develop their reporting skills and every month we’ll profile the best CCR entries on the website. 

What’s more, to kick-start the initiative we’re offering the first two reporters who enter two five-star JTC contributions about their local communities the chance to win an iPod.  Entries must be received by the 10th October and tagged with ‘Community Reporter’.

If you’re interested in becoming a Commonwealth Community Reporter please visit the Jubilee Time Capsule website and download the CCR information pack.   Alternatively email jubilee@thercs.org with ‘Community Reporter’ in the subject box and request further information.

JTC Newsletter launched!

On Friday the Jubilee Time Capsule newsletter was launched. 

The ‘What’s New’ newsletter will be published monthly and will keep readers up to date with the latest JTC developments, competitions and contributors, as well as showcasing some of the judges’ favourite entries.

To subscribe to the newsletter please email Jubilee@thercs.org with ‘Subscribe to JTC newsletter’ in the subject box, or click here to view the first edition online.