Don’t keep it buried – tell us why YOU love Manchester!
Please note that this competition is now closed
Become part of Manchester's history by creating a time capsule in the heart of the city. We are getting ready to show the world our fantastic updated Town Hall Complex and Central Library, and to celebrate we want to know what you love best about Manchester.
Do you go to primary school in Manchester? Are you aged seven or above?
If so, this is your chance to enter a unique, once-in-a-lifetime competition. We want you to suggest an object to go in our time capsule that represents why you love Manchester in 2012. Tell us why you've chosen this object and what makes it so special to you.
As part of the project to transform Manchester's historic Town Hall Complex - including its famous Central Library - the time capsule will be buried in the building foundations. It will be dug up years into the future, perhaps by other children wanting to discover what your Manchester was like and how the city has changed. Your object will be placed in the time capsule along with a Diamond Jubilee souvenir programme signed by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Manchester in March!
We need you to think about the things you love most about Manchester. It could be something in your community, a building, an invention, sport or music. Then decide which object best represents your favourite thing (perhaps it's a football programme, a souvenir from a day out or a family photograph). The top ten suggestions will be buried in the time capsule at a special ceremony to which all the winners will be invited. There will also be £1500 worth of fantastic prizes for the lucky winners and their schools.
We will be holding an exhibition of the entries when Central Library re-opens, and you, your school and family will all be invited to this gala event.
What do I need to know?
As it's a competition, there are rules...
Individual pupil entries only and one suggestion per pupil
You need to tell us why you love Manchester and suggest an object that represents this
You can tell us about your object by writing about it (and including a picture or photo), by making a video, doing a PowerPoint presentation, or in some other creative way
The work must be all your own
Please don't send us your actual object at this stage
The closing date for entries is Friday 8 June 2012.
How do I enter?
This competition is now closed
What do I win?
Each winner will receive a £50 voucher and each winner's primary school will also win £100 worth of books PLUS a VIP invitation to the time capsule ceremony and an exclusive tour of the project.