What happens to our contributions?

What happens to our contributions?

We will collect lots of children’s contributions to the survey. We will organise them and bring them together online so that you and other people can read about your play and look at any photos, drawings, videos or audio recordings you have shared. We will also be sharing some examples with the V&A Museum of Childhood, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the British Library. They will help us share your play experiences with many others.

We will catalogue the contributions and make them publicly available in a searchable online resource.

Contributions may also be used by the Play Observatory team and their partners in a range of public outputs, such as conference presentations, publications, media articles and on the project's blog and social media channels. A selection will be included in an online exhibition, coordinated by the V&A Museum of Childhood.

We may be able to accept contributions that, for whatever reason, cannot be made publicly available in the short term but can be made available following a specified period of time (e.g. a number of months or years that you decide). Please email us before submitting these.

In the longer term, we will deposit your contributions and personal data in archives at UCL and the University of Sheffield, and a selection at the British Library (see below).

If you contribute items and then change your mind, please contact us about this. Please note it may not be possible to withdraw them once they have been submitted.

What files can we upload? Pros and cons of taking part