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Submit your story

It's really easy to add a story or picture to the collection, but before you start please read our conditions of contribution. When you are ready, complete the form below.

Before you begin

Save the picture onto your computer. For help with scanning, use the step-by-step guide.
Make sure the picture is saved as a .jpg image (the step-by-step guide tells you what this is).
Make sure the .jpg image is the right size: maximum 450 pixels wide and no more than filesize 60kb.

* = required fields

Attach your picture

If you wish to submit a picture - click on the 'Browse' button to locate the image on your computer. There must be no spaces in the file title.

* Picture or story title - maximum 30 characters

* Describe your picture or tell us your story

* Select a picture or story category
- The network and street furniture
- Building fixtures and fittings, power equipment and office equipment
- Tools and transport
- Communication systems
- Communication instruments
- Components and associated parts
- Rules, regulations, working practices and instruments and information
- Advertising, demonstration, promotion and items with personal associations

Where was your picture taken?

* What date does your picture or story relate to?
(DD-MMM-YYYY)

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About you

This information is solely for the purposes of managing the 'People's Connected Earth' collection. It will only be used in accordance with section 2 of the conditions of contribution.

* Your name:

* Your e-mail address:

I have read and accept the conditions of contribution:

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