How to Enter
How to Enter
- A registration form must be completed by 19 December 2023 with the terms and conditions accepted by the member of staff nominated by the school as the Competition Lead.
- You will need to share your video entry via WeTransfer and provide the appropriate links in the submission form.
- The submission must include a completed Body of Persons Individual Performance form which must include the full names, date of birth and postcode of each child together with a list of the dates, times and locations for any rehearsal or performance which takes place outside of school property or out of school hours together with a copy of the Schools Child Protection Policy.
- The closing date of the competition will be 5.00 p.m. on 25 March 2024; any entries received after this date will not be accepted.
- By entering the competition, the school confirms it has ensured that children are of the appropriate age for the category of their entry; and has obtained parent/guardian/carer consent for the participation and entry into the competition by all those under 18 years of age.
- More information on how to submit final films will be provided to all registered schools.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
- Inclusivity and Representation: Emphasize the importance of diverse representation in front of and behind the camera. Films should showcase characters, stories, and crews that reflect a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
- Storytelling and Originality: Assess the effectiveness of the narrative and storytelling techniques. Encourage participants to tell unique and engaging stories that captivate the audience.
- Technical Excellence: Evaluate the technical aspects of the film, including cinematography, sound, and editing. Recognize films that demonstrate skill and creativity in these areas, regardless of equipment limitations.
- Creativity and Innovation: Reward imaginative approaches to filmmaking. Encourage participants to think outside the box and experiment with innovative storytelling methods.
- Character Development and Depth: Evaluate the depth and complexity of the characters. Look for well-rounded protagonists and supporting characters that contribute to the overall narrative.
- Social Impact and Message: Consider the positive messages or social issues addressed in the film. Films that raise awareness, inspire change or promote empathy should be acknowledged.
- Resourcefulness: Recognize creative solutions and adaptability, especially when dealing with limited resources. Encourage participants to make the most of what they have.
- Production Value: Assess the production values, such as set design, costume, and makeup. Encourage participants to pay attention to detail and craftsmanship.
- Engagement and Emotional Connection: Evaluate how effectively the film captures and maintains the audience's attention. Look for films that connect emotionally with viewers.
- Overall Impact and Inspiration: Consider the overall impact of the film on the viewer and its potential to inspire.
Entries will not be judged on production quality/values. We want the competition to be open to all without the need for a specialist kit.
The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.