The University of York is 50 years old in 2013 and we would like you to be part of our celebrations.
Enter our film competition for school and college students and see your winning entry shown at the Luma Film Festival as part of the York Festival of Ideas in June.
The Festival theme this year is North and South and your challenge is to produce a 3 minute film that reflects this theme in the most imaginative way possible.
In addition to the film screening, there is also a £100 Amazon voucher prize for the winning individual or team within each age category and a £50 Amazon voucher prize for the runner up or runners up within each age category.
The York Festival of Ideas runs from 13th to 29th June 2013. Every year the Festival has a theme which runs through all its events and activities and this year the chosen theme is ‘North and South’. What do you think of when you see or hear either of these words? Do you think of geography, history, language, literature, national and international cultures, none of these or all of these and many more things besides?
We are looking for entries that tell us what North and South means to you as well as showcasing your filming, directing and maybe acting skills too. Above all let your enjoyment in making the film shine through, be original and have fun with the theme.
Your film must not contain any of the following: swearing, nudity, direct promotion of brands, abusive or illegal behaviour of any sort eg. Violence, drugs, alcohol etc
Your film must be original and have been made within the last 6 months. Any films that have copyrighted music and material in them without legal permission are ineligible. If you want to have a look to check out a catalogue of copyright safe music, go to YouTube’s AudioSwap at http://www.youtube.com/audioswap_main
It is also your responsibility to check that everyone who appears in the film is happy to be in it and knows where the film will be shown and how it will be used.
The judging panel will get in touch with shortlisted filmmakers to ask for written confirmation that such permission has been sought from any individuals involved.
1. Students in School/College Years 6, 7 and 8
2. Students in School/College Years 9, 10 and 11
3. Students currently in Post 16 education at Sixth Form (Years 12/13) or studying at a Further Education College (entrants must be aged 19 or under at 31st August 2013)
You can enter as an individual or as a group of up to 4 people.
Only one entry per person or per team is allowed. If submitting an entry as a team, all team members must be from just one of the competition entry categories. Eg. A team can have members from Years 6, 7 and 8 (all category 1) but not Years 7, 8 and 9 (categories 1 and 2).
You must also currently attend a state school or college in the United Kingdom.
The deadline for entering the competition is 16.59 pm, Monday, 20th May.
This film competition is being organised by the University of York Widening Participation Team.
The winning films will be shown during the Luma Film Festival which is part of the York Festival of Ideas. The winners and runners-up will be invited to the Film Festival, enjoy lunch, a tour of the university campus and its facilities and will be awarded their prizes on Sunday, 23rd June 2013.
£100 Amazon voucher for the winning individual or team within each of the 3 school/college year categories
£50 Amazon voucher for the runner up or runners up within each of the 3 school/college year categories
The winning films will also appear on the University of York’s YouTube channel.
To enter the competition please complete this entry form
Along with providing contact details you will be asked to upload your completed video so please have it saved on your computer.
Once your film has been submitted and the deadline for entries has passed, a judging panel made up of people from both within and external to the university, will select winners and runners-up from each age group. The judges will make their decisions based on which films they feel have interpreted the ‘North and South’ theme in the most original and creative manner.
The winning films will be shown as part of the Luma Film Festival. The Luma Film Festival is part of the York Festival of Ideas. They will also appear on the University of York’s You Tube channel and be used by the Widening Participation Team for promotional and educational purposes.
Films entered into the competition cannot be returned so please ensure you make a copy for yourself.
Please read these Terms and Conditions before you submit your entry
1. The schools and colleges film competition is run by the Widening Participation Team at the University of York.
2. Students entering the competition must currently attend a state school or college and be full time residents of the UK. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.
3. Entries should be submitted by individuals or teams of up to 4 people to the appropriate school/college year category. These are as follows:
• Students in School/College Years 6, 7 and 8
• Students in School/College Years 9, 10 and 11
• Students currently in Post 16 education at Sixth Form (Years 12/13) or studying at a Further Education College (entrants must be aged 19 or under at 31st August 2013)
4. Only one entry per person or per team is allowed.
5. If submitting an entry as a team, all team members must be from just one of the competition entry categories. Eg. A team can have members from Years 6,7 and 8 (all category 1) but not Years 7, 8 and 9 (categories 1 and 2).
6. Entries must be submitted on or before 20th May 2013. The competition will close at 16.59 on Monday, 20th May, and any entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.
7. We have the right to disqualify any videos submitted that do not comply with the rules, regulations and terms and conditions of the competition.
8. The entrant/entrants retain copyright over their work, but by uploading their film, the entrants are granting permission to the University of York to show the film as part of the Luma Film Festival and York Festival of Ideas, as well as on the University of York YouTube channel and for Widening Participation Team promotional and educational purposes.
9. Films must be original and have been made by you or your team within the last 6 months. Judges will contact shortlisted filmmakers to verify that the film is their own work.
10. It is the responsibility of entrants to check that everyone who appears in the film is happy to be in it and knows where the film will be shown and how it will be used (see ‘What will happen to my film?’). The judging panel will get in touch with shortlisted filmmakers to ask for written confirmation that such permission has been sought from any individuals involved. If such permissions cannot be obtained then the entry will be disallowed.
11. All music and images used must be original, permitted or copyright free. If you have permissions to use such material, these written permissions must be submitted along with your entry. They should be emailed to email@example.com
12. Your film must not contain any of the following: swearing, nudity, direct promotion of brands, abusive or illegal behaviour of any sort, eg. violence, drugs, alcohol etc. Entries must be suitable for broadcast to audiences of all ages.
13. All entries must have opening and closing credits. All entries must be 3 minutes or less in length, including credits. Any entries exceeding 3 minutes will not be allowed.
14. All entries will be acknowledged on receipt but no films will be returned.
15. The competition prizes are as stated and there are no other prizes available.
16. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered in to
17. By entering the University of York, Widening Participation Team, Schools and Colleges Film Competition, entrants hereby understand and agree to the rules, regulations and terms and conditions of the competition.
If you have any further questions or would like more information please contact Helen Smith in the Widening Participation Team.
Email: Helen Smith