The competition, launched on Monday 1st June, has been put together by Community Rail Lancashire’s Virtual Rail Education Network, which has met on Zoom fortnightly since Lockdown began.

Officers from Bishopline, Tyne Valley, Sussex and Lancashire Community Rail Parnerships formed a working party to combat the 25% spike in trespassing since the Covid-19 crisis erupted.

Young people, between the ages of 11-18, have been asked to make a film, song, storyboard or script with an anti-trespassing message to share with their peers and enter it for a chance to win a whole range of top-spec prizes including a Go-Pro Hero 8 Bundle.

Click on the video below to see how you can enter the Backtrack Competition


Sponsorship for the prizes has come from a wide range of industry stakeholders: Community Rail Lancashire, Bishopline CRP, Tyne Valley CRP, High Peak and Hope Valley CRP, Heart of England CRP, Women in Community Rail, Northern, Cross Country and LNER.

Young people have until the end of September to put their entry together and can do so either on their own at home or in the garden or in school if they are still attending.

You can find out more information about the project on or follow the competition on social media – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @backtrack_competition