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Do you have a talent you'd like to share with us and other young people? Whether it be drawing, dance, writing, rapping, photography or any other creative outlet, Off the Record is inviting young people to create a piece of art that expresses how you've been feeling during the Covid lockdown.

All entries will be displayed right here on the website, where everyone will be able to vote for your piece as the winner. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 2nd June and will receive a £50 voucher. The winning piece will also be shared on our social media platforms.


  • The competition is open to ages 11-25 who live, work, study or have a GP in the London boroughs of Croydon, Merton or Sutton.

  • 1 entry per person
  • Entry must be your own work

Length and formats

  • Audio and video submissions, 3 minutes maximum

  • Artwork on paper or canvas can be scanned or photographed for submission.

Closing date

Sunday 24th May, 11pm.


After the closing date we will display your piece on our website. A web link will be emailed or texted to you for you to share with your family/friends/network to vote. Voting will be open for 7 days.

Results & Prize

The winner will be notified by email or text in June. The winning piece and results will be announced on the website and social media platforms on the first week of June.

Any questions?

Get in touch with your questions before the closing date by emailing social@talkofftherecord.org

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Saturday Support 020 8175 6776

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