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Sunday 1st Mar 2020


The #ThisIsDerby Web Team have been creating two new pages for the website – Caring for the Environment, and Health & Wellbeing.

As two topics that we know are important to young people, we also decided to run a Blog Competition for young people to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on the topics. So why not have a go at either writing, videoing or photographing your own blog article?! We have some amazing prizes for one winner, and 6 runner-ups!


We would like you to respond to one of these questions in your blog article:
  • What experiences (good or bad) have you had with mental health?
  • What are your feelings about climate change?




How to enter:

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Anyone aged up to 18 who lives in Derby/Derbyshire


HOW TO SUBMIT: Go to and click on the ‘Submit Your Blog Article’ button. You can submit your blog in one of the following ways:

  • Video Blog (or Vlog) (3 minutes max)
  • Photo Story (between 5 – 10 photos with a short description)
  • Written Blog (500 words max)


DEADLINE: Sunday 10th May 2020, midnight


Guidance on how to submit your article:
  • Language – should be appropriate for all ages and contain no swearing or offensive content
  • You can add pictures to support your blog article
  • Your opinions are really interesting – don’t be afraid to share them! Is something good or bad, do you like or dislike something, do you have ideas about how something could be improved – if so, explain why or how.
  • Try splitting your blog article into different sections to break it up into smaller chunks. You could try the following:
    • Add subheadings
    • Ask yourself 3 different questions that you answer
    • If it’s a story, include a beginning, middle and end
  • Write your article in WORD first, and then just copy and paste it into your online submission
  • If you are submitting a video blog, please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and give us the link in your online submission (please note that those aged under 13 will need support from an adult to upload content onto YouTube, and under 16 for Vimeo)



First Prize

  • 2 x Derby County Football Club match tickets
  • Derby County Football Club Stadium Tour


6 x Runner Up

  • Signed Derby County Football Club shirt
  • Day with Rams TV
  • Writer’s stationery pack
  • QUAD cinema tickets
  • Tickets for a class at Deda
  • Grow your own veg pack


To enter, go to our Blog page:

For help and support, contact Daisy Lloyd: