Coronation competitions and celebrations

A boy stands in front of a drawing of a castle. He wears a paper crown.

Enfield’s budding artists, creative writers, volunteers and party people are being invited to celebrate the historic occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty The King.

Enfield Council is particularly keen for young people to enter one of our coronation-themed competitions, to create the best portrait of King Charles III or write the most interesting royal-themed short story and be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Portraits by young people aged 10+ can be handed in to any Enfield library or emailed to, between 8 April and 6 May, to be in with a chance of winning a book voucher.

The writing competition for children aged 5+ is also hosted by Enfield libraries. For those who’d like some help crafting a story, brand-new interactive software called Scribeasy is available in hub libraries. Stories should be emailed to the library service between 14 April and 6 May.

The writing competition winner will have their story printed in the libraries’ newsletter and in a small printed and bound book.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Local Economy and Public Spaces, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “We particularly want to see how the younger generation is interpreting this once-in-a-lifetime event. We’d love to read your stories and see your pictures and where possible, we’ll share our favourites on social media.”

Adults can also take part by sending in photos of their decorated homes or businesses to celebrate the historic royal weekend. Photos should be sent to by 5 May. The winners of the best dressed home and best shopfront competition will each be given a voucher for tea-for-two at EnFood, the award winning sustainable restaurant at Dugdale Arts Centre.

Another focus of the coronation weekend is to volunteer with one of Enfield’s Friends of Parks groups. For those who prefer to party, Platinum Academy of Performing Arts will be running a family fun day at Millfield Theatre. In Enfield Town, charitable organisations will be hosting a big lunch with entertainment in the market place.

Cllr Anyanwu, added: “Communities and neighbourhoods in Enfield are being encouraged to get involved with the celebrations in a range of ways, either a family get-together or through larger community events. Or perhaps you would like to volunteer and create a lasting legacy within your community. However you decide to celebrate, we hope it will be a weekend to remember.”

All information about what is going on in Enfield and how to take part is on the King’s coronation and celebration web page.

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