12th July 2022

Join our Celebration Day Watch Party

Wonderful writers from around the world put pen to paper to enter our Celebration Day competition. The very first Celebration Day took place on 26 June 2022 and The Day was so proud to support this day of remembrance.

Now we have a very special Celebration Day premiere taking place on Wednesday 20 July 2022 at 2 PM BST where you can see Harriet Walter, Lennie James, and Gemma Arterton congratulate the winners and read excerpts from the winning entries. Tune in here and make sure you click the notification bell, so you know when the video goes live.

You can view the full winning entries in our online gallery here who were all chosen by The Day’s editors, and these winners will receive a £100 Amazon voucher, an iPad, a £500 Amazon voucher for their school and a certificate.

British actors announce the Celebration Day writing competition watch party

Congratulations to our category winners

Age 5-7: Arjun Anand-Kumar, Weston Favell CE Primary School

Age 8-10: Ara Irvine, Cluny Primary

Age 11-13: Liam Merchant, Winchmore School

Age 14-16: Aradhya Saxena, Abu Dhabi Indian School-Al Wathba

Age 17-18: Thea Hamor, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Teacher: Wendy Mackenzie, Dartford Grammar Girls School (DGGS)

Over 500 entries were submitted, with students and teachers required to interview the oldest person they know about who inspired them. Then entrants were challenged to retell the story in the most creative way possible.

It formed part of the wider celebrations to remember people who shaped our lives and celebrate the joy they brought to our lives. Click here to find out more about Celebration Day.

To contact us about Celebration Day, email celebrationday@theday.co.uk