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Your pictures for Snapshot Kent so far getting through lockdown together during the coronavirus outbreak

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, all of us have had to find new ways to connect, have fun and keep active - often using methods we never dreamt of before.

We may at times feel lonely, frustrated and anxious about the future but we're pulling together to get through lockdown and we're sharing some of the ways you've been doing it with Snapshot Kent.

Snapshot Kent
Snapshot Kent

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

Some of you have already sent in pictures of what's happening in your home, from babies to pets and housework to new hairstyles.

Here's a gallery with a selection of the ones we've received so far:

Carla Canham, from West Kingsdown, took a shot of a double rainbow over her local pub, The Portobello.

She said: "The pub is now known as some of the hero’s of our village (having been mentioned in KO last week too) for the amazing selfless work they are doing in providing around 100 free meals for the elderly and vulnerable many times during the week. I just wish I’d been able to get a better shot...who would’ve known this photo would be this significant."

And James and Louise Gibson shared a happy picture of their son William, who has just turned six weeks.

They said: "We saw the Snapshot Kent story and wanted to share a happy photo. William has just turned six weeks old and the majority of his life has been in lockdown! Here’s how he’s coping. Hope this brings some smiles."

Entries need to be just one snapshot, taken in your home or garden between now and the day lockdown is lifted.

James and Louise GIbson's son William is six weeks old
James and Louise GIbson's son William is six weeks old

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.

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.

We kicked things off with some pictures of Kent Online staff at home. Here's reporter Rhys Griffiths taking part in a virtual pub quiz with friends
We kicked things off with some pictures of Kent Online staff at home. Here's reporter Rhys Griffiths taking part in a virtual pub quiz with friends

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 with 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 and please only send one picture per post. Send your pictures to us before lockdown ends.

The entries will be judged by the KM Group picture editor Barry Goodwin and we will have two prizes, of a £50 Love2shop vouchers one for under 16s and one for over 16s.

If you 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.

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