Send us your pictures for Snapshot Kent getting through lockdown together during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has forced families to find new ways to connect, have fun and keep active - often using methods we never dreamt of before.

At some stage the experience has felt lonely, difficult and frightening but we have pulled together as communities like never before to help each other as we go through lockdown together.

Get involved with Snapshot Kent
Get involved with Snapshot Kent

Today we are launching Snapshot Kent, a photo competition to show how you and your children are coping.

We want to see what you are doing in the lockdown period; how you spend your time; how you video chat with family and school friends; how you spend weekends at home without going out, and above all, how you have fun together.

And you can do it by sending us a picture of what's happening in your home.

Entries need to be just one snapshot, taken in your home or garden between now and the day lockdown is lifted. And there's a category for both over 16s and under 16s meaning that every member of your family can have a go!

Apart from that anything goes. Your picture can be candid or staged, funny or contemplative – and we know pets are likely to feature for many of you.

Kent Online rpeorter Rhys Griffiths taking part in a virtual pub quiz with friends on a Friday night - did you do a virtual pub quiz like Rhys?
Kent Online rpeorter Rhys Griffiths taking part in a virtual pub quiz with friends on a Friday night - did you do a virtual pub quiz like Rhys?

We want Snapshot Kent to be a record of local life during this pandemic, and we will be using as many as possible to create an online gallery and in our newspapers too.

It will be a chance for us all - and future generations - all to see how the people of Kent got through these extraordinary times.

LET'S GET THIS STARTED

Bored, happy, miserable, active or simply just getting by? We want to see the pictures of you and your family or friends.

To get things going, here's a few images of KentOnline staff coping with lockdown in their homes.

We're sure you can do better, so send us your picture using the methods below.

Kent Online reporter Rebecca Tuffin took this picture of her brother, George Tuffin, 17, of Maidstone Grammar School with his newspaper-stuffed, balloon-headed pal, Trevor Baloo.
Kent Online reporter Rebecca Tuffin took this picture of her brother, George Tuffin, 17, of Maidstone Grammar School with his newspaper-stuffed, balloon-headed pal, Trevor Baloo.

HOW TO ENTER

To share your images follow us on Instagram @kent_online, Twitter @Kent_Online and Facebook facebook.com/KentOnline and tag your posts using #SnapshotKent

You can also email pictures to us at news@thekmgroup.co.uk. Please add Snapshot Kent as the subject.

Please include a caption telling us a little bit about the image as well as your name and where you are from.

The picture needs to have been taken in Kent.

Please only send one picture per post.

Send your pictures to us before lockdown ends.

Houseparty video calling in KoL senior features writer Angela Cole's home during lockdown
Houseparty video calling in KoL senior features writer Angela Cole's home during lockdown

JUDGING

The entries will be judged by the KM Group picture editor Barry Goodwin and we will have two prizes, one for under 16s and one for over 16s.

The prize will be £50 in Love2shop vouchers for one winner under 16 and one winner over 16.

If you are entering and are under 16, please make sure you have your parents' permission to enter and please tell us your age on the entry.

For ideas of things to do during lockdown click here.

Kent Online apprentice Megan Carr's springer spaniel Ebb watching the outside world from the inside
Kent Online apprentice Megan Carr's springer spaniel Ebb watching the outside world from the inside

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