The theme for this year is ‘Building a brighter future’. Your short live action video or animated style video should highlight an issue for a defined community and suggests positive actions that people can take to bring about long term and sustainable change for the benefit of that community. This could be in your country, town or city, your school or a group of people large or small.
The video should focus on one of the following areas:
The social action project video could focus on how we can better support the community and individuals within it, to overcome challenges and suggest actions they can take to support them by reducing stress, building support networks, activities to build resilience such as teamworking, collaboration projects and the digital know-how to prosper in an uncertain future.
There is one age group for this competition: 14 to 17* and you should work in groups of three to five. The live action video or animated style video should be no more than three minutes long and you should use simple devices to make it such as your phone or tablet.
We want you to:
- use your imagination and creativity!
- keep in mind that students from very different cultures will be watching – let us see something of your world that will get the whole world watching!
- Get the help of teachers in your school to provide feedback and suggestions on your ideas
There will be winners from your country, your region, and global winners. (For more information about the prize, please refer to the competition's leaflet
* Note that to be eligible for the global prize, students should be no older than 17 by August 31st 2021 in accordance with UK child protection regulations
The Covid 19 pandemic has affected nearly every country around the world to a greater or lesser extent with the risk to human life and the closure of many businesses and schools. The pandemic has already had a huge impact on the lives of people of all ages across the world. While there has been much suffering and many challenges around the pandemic, there have also been some positive developments such as a decrease in levels of pollution in our towns and cities and many examples of communities supporting those people, who are not so fortunate. There has also been time to reflect on our own lives and how we intend to make positive changes in our lifestyle choices and attitudes towards consumer culture as we begin to emerge from pandemic.
Students aged 14-17 will be working in teams of between 3-5 members, to make a 3 minute video that highlights an issue for a defined community and suggests positive actions that people can take to bring about long term and sustainable change for the benefit of that community.
Due to the changeable Covid 19 situation across countries, we have decided to give teams the choice of producing either a live action video or animated style video. The aim is to give as much flexibility as possible in the type of video that teams can produce according to the situation. Teams need to keep schools informed about plans around the video and ensure that they keep within both school and national guidelines throughout the making of the video.
Dos and Don’ts
• Students should feel free to interpret the theme in any way they want
• The live action video or animated style video should be vibrant and interesting to watch and likely include people from the community being described
• They should always keep in mind that students and other people from very different cultures will be watching–students should let them see something that really captures the essence of their community
• Students should not make a short documentary about a distant topic – for example, the charitable work of Bill Gates unless this work directly impacts their community
• In this competition, ‘Building a brighter future’ refers to our present-day and future lives. Students shouldn’t make a video about figures from history.