Have Your Say

Your views of the news in 2014

Female protester Image copyright Jamillah Knowles
Image caption Jamillah Knowles says the inspiration for her picture was the number of people who came out protesting for justice in 2014. She says: "Each protest now seems to come with a hashtag."

It's been a very busy year for news and big events, both nationally and internationally.

We have seen many significant events including the landing of Philae probe on Comet 67P, the emergence of Islamic State, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the crisis in Ukraine, Scotland's independence referendum and the 100th anniversary of World War One.

We want you to take part and send us your drawings, paintings, animations and videos and show the world what story grabbed your attention in 2014. We would also like to know what the image you choose means to you, so please send us a short explanation when you get in touch.

The end of the year is coming up, so you only have until 20 December to get your submission to us.

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Media captionFin McMorran animates the special relationship between England and Scotland

Here are the ways you can contact us:

Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (International). If you have a large file, you can upload it here.

Please include your contact details, an explanation of how you created it and your location.

You can also tweet us using the hashtag #drawthenews to @BBC_HaveYourSay

If your contribution is a video, you can also upload it to a sharing site (such as Vimeo, Instagram or YouTube, but not restricted to only those) and email the link to us to ugchub@bbc.co.uk using the hashtag #drawthenews. You'll need to upload your entry to a picture or video-sharing website where we can access it.

Image copyright Matthew Price
Image caption BBC correspondent Matthew Price's picture reflects the stories of the migrants fleeing conflict and instability in Africa and the Middle East who faced death as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea

Your image must be your own creation. If your contribution includes images of someone else, they must give permission for their image to be used. Any music you include must be your own composition and performance. If your contribution is filmed at a venue/location, you must have permission to film there.

Your entry must not be defamatory or obscene or contain any element of advertisement material for commercial products or services

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must submit your contribution and confirm they are happy for it to be published. If your contribution includes children (under 18), then the parent or guardian of each child must give written permission for the child's image to be used.

Videos or animations should last no longer than one minute.

The BBC may share your contribution with our websites, TV, including World News TV and radio networks and with our partners around the world, as well as on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Image copyright jeremy gahagan
Image caption The team behind @BBC_HaveYourSay have had a go, with Jeremy Gahagan drawing the European Space Agency's Philae probe which brought the world together in November
Image caption For Natalie Miller, her inspiration was an installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the start of World War One
Image copyright DHRUTI SHAH
Image caption Dhruti Shah attempted to mark the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine - a shocking development in July.

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