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Inspire Like Churchill 2020

Worldwide submissions Accepted

You are invited to:
INSPIRE LIKE CHURCHILL

Submit up to 300 of your own words to help inspire the world in today’s struggle against COVID 19.

Your submission can take the form of a simple text document or a short 60-second video.

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Entries must be submitted by:
12 Noon [EST] on 30 MAY 2020


$2,500

SECOND PRIZE

$10,000

FIRST PRIZE

$1,500

THIRD PRIZE

The contest winners have been announced. Find out more here.


This is your chance to win one of three prizes, up $10,000, for a frontline health organization, hospice, hospital or medical related non-profit of your choosing. In addition, the winner and a guest will be entitled to a funded trip to an International Churchill Society event in London or New York once the crisis is over.


Listen to one of Winston Churchill's famous speeches. This speech was delivered to students at his old school, Harrow School on 29 October 1941. 

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You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; …

Winston Churchill, 13 May 1940, House of Commons

In this time of global crisis, the world needs inspiring words. This is your chance to win $10,000 for a frontline health organization or hospital of your choosing.

The Coronavirus threatens the entire world. In terms of global impact and upsetting the daily rhythms of our lives, the closest historical analogy is the Second World War. It is therefore no surprise that at this time of uncertainty and anxiety, many people are looking to the inspiring wartime leadership of Winston Churchill to find solace, determination and hope.


Eighty years ago, in the summer of 1940, Churchill rallied the British people and the world against the forces of tyranny. At the height of the Battle of Britain, Churchill said of the aircrew defending the nation, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” The same can be said today for our medical professionals on the frontline of the pandemic.

© Churchill Archive Centre, with kind permission by Martello Media

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In this time of global crisis, the world needs inspiring words. This is your chance to win $10,000 for a frontline health organization or hospital of your choosing.

The Coronavirus threatens the entire world. In terms of global impact and upsetting the daily rhythms of our lives, the closest historical analogy is the Second World War. It is therefore no surprise that at this time of uncertainty and anxiety, many people are looking to the inspiring wartime leadership of Winston Churchill to find solace, determination and hope.


Eighty years ago, in the summer of 1940, Churchill rallied the British people and the world against the forces of tyranny. At the height of the Battle of Britain, Churchill said of the aircrew defending the nation, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” The same can be said today for our medical professionals on the frontline of the pandemic.

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Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valour our only shield. We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible.

Winston Churchill, 8 October 1940, House of Commons

Churchill followed by admirers in London

The Churchills

Winston and Jack Churchill with their sons

Churchill delivers his "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946

Please submit up to 300 words in a text document or video no longer than 60 seconds, to help inspire the world in today’s struggle against Covid 19.

Watch this clip of Gary Oldman's Oscar winning performance playing Winston Churchill in the film 'Darkest Hour'. 

Watch this clip of Gary Oldman's Oscar winning performance playing Winston Churchill in the film 'Darkest Hour'.

Please submit up to 300 words in a text document or video no longer than 60 seconds, to help inspire the world in today’s struggle against Covid 19.


"In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone — and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life — he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The incandescent quality of his words illuminated the courage of his countrymen."


President Kennedy, drawing on Edward R Murrow, 9 April 1963, The White House, Washington DC – ceremony awarding Churchill Honorary US Citizenship

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