The Essence of a Memory competition is part of the Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing, and will be open for entries from 1st - 22nd October 2014.

How do you capture the essence of a memory? Can it be done in 50 well-chosen words and a photograph?

The To Absent Friends Essence of a Memory competition challenges people to do just that. It asks people to take a photo and write up to 50 words which together evoke a story or memory of someone they love who is dead.

For more information visit the To Absent Friends website