Walk With Words

Walk with Words is an interactive walking route connecting Colchester City Centre, the University of Essex, and Greenstead. Arranged on 16 posts, a QR code geo-locates content, offering walkers a diverse mix of materials inspired by the journey.

Project organisers are inviting you to take inspiration from any moment on walk or the surrounding area to create content under the 2024 theme of ‘Memories’. Submissions could be in the form of, but are not limited to, poems, riddles, local advice, anecdotes, short stories, photography, short films or spoken word.

This competition is open to all ages and abilities, we encourage you to share your memories in your own way. This could be clips from home videos along the route, a spoken account of your first memory of the area or a haiku written about a moment on your journey.

Participating not only offers you the opportunity to be featured on our digital platform but also a shot at the grand prize of £300! Runner up prizes of £200 and £100 will be rewarded to 2nd and 3rd place. Learn more and submit your work by February 29th February 2024 (deadline was originally January 31st) by visiting www.walkwithwords.co.uk.

For exciting updates, excerpts and inspiration be sure to follow @walkwithwordscolchester on Instagram

This project has been commissioned and curated by Colchester City Council and Dallas–Pierce–Quintero.