Competitions and award schemes

Young Historians has secured funding for a GCSE History Prize to reward excellence in local studies coursework in 2001. It is likely to be of particular interest to schools taking the Schools History Project, History Around Us module. Contact Robert Howard, news editor, Local History Magazine, 3 Devonshire Promenade, Lenton, Nottingham or tel: Trevor James on 01543 301097, Help create a visual and lasting record of life over the past century for future generations with phase 2 of the History Channel's Photos for the Future local history project. Ope to people of all ages, it includes tailored incentive schemes for schools. Participants are invited to submit a photograph either taken by themselves or from the family album, accompanied by a caption of up to 100 words. Categories are: childhood, fashions, inventions, town and country life, war and peace and year 2000. Closing date: July 21. Prizes include PCs and up to pound;250 cash for the school and cameras for individuals. For information packs contact The History Channel, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD, tel: 020 7705

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