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JOIN THE
CELEBRATIONS

100 PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE WATFORD

Watford is a town built on its community and we want to recognise some of those who have made the town what it is today. 

 

We have a few ideas but would love to hear from you who you would like to see on the list. To make your nomination, complete the form here. We will be featuring two nominations each month.

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SHARING A 100TH BIRTHDAY IN 2022

Anyone who lives, was born or has Watford connections and shares a 100th birthday in 2022, can receive one of our commemorative centenary medals.


If you, or someone you know, is reaching this important milestone in 2022, please let us know.

Birthday Party

DESIGN A CENTENARY FLAG

We are looking for a flag to mark our centenary and will be working with local schools and other groups to get a super special design.

 

The chosen artwork will be made into the flag we will raise on 18 October (Centenary Day).

Art Class

WHAT WATFORD MEANS TO ME WRITING CHALLENGE

Anyone feeling inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard) to write a short piece on their experience of Watford can be part of our ‘What Watford means to me’ writing competition.


Your entry can be fiction of factual and up to 3,000 words. For more information email:  centenary@watford.gov.uk

A Young Woman Writing

WHAT WATFORD MEANS TO ME PHOTO CHALLENGE

Whether you want to submit a new photo or one from a previous year, we would love to see what Watford means to you in pictures.

 

We will be arranging an exhibition of the images we receive in the autumn.

 

Your entry can be in any format – print or digital.For more information email:  centenary@watford.gov.uk

Professional Photographer

WATFORD HEROES

Anyone nominated for an outstanding contribution to Watford in 2022 will receive one of our commemorative centenary medals. The initiative will celebrate the positive contributions made by people and organisations in the borough.

Photo: Sean and Mary Kelly, recipients of the Unsung Heroes 2021 Awards

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WHAT WATFORD MEANS TO ME FILM CHALLENGE

Watford is a town that has fantastic links to the film and television industries. 

 

We would love to see your films featuring Watford – and these could be new or old – to show as part of the Big Centenary Screen in July. Films need to be high definition MP4 file in the following dimensions: (1920px:1080px).

 

For more information email: centenary@watford.gov.uk

Image by KAL VISUALS

Street parties and special events

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You’ll need to get permission from Hertfordshire County Council (our Highway authority) to close the road if you are interested in holding a street party or event this year that means you will need to close a public road. You can find out all the details on the Hertfordshire County Council website here.

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