Student Short Video & Poster Competitions
Keep an eye out for these competitions; we will be opening up entries later on this year. It’s a great chance for your students to explore contemporary political issues in a creative way and to learn or enhance new skills, such as video production and interview style.
The winners of the 2012 video competition (pictured), from Budmouth College in Dorset said:
"I'd just like to thank you, Louise Bates and the PSA, on behalf of Evie Gibson and myself, for the wonderful opportunity you have given us through the short video competition. We've had such a great experience, from the shortlist to the awards ceremony, and we can't thank you all enough.The experience has been both enjoyable and valuable."
And their teacher also enjoyed the whole experience, saying:
"Making it to the final was very exciting, with the opportunity to meet The Speaker John Bercow and Doreen Lawrence in particular. I was very proud of the way they handled the interview process and was amazed at their confidence. Being announced as the winners was amazing for them and the Awards Dinner really was the icing on the cake. Coming from sleepy Dorset, having people come to their table to not just congratulate them but also to offer business cards and the opportunity to discuss possible internships was a real eye-opening experience for them. The competition has stimulated a lot of interest at our college and some of my Year 12 students are already asking whether they can enter next year.”
As in previous years, Shortlisted groups will be invited to the House of Parliament to discuss the ideas raised in their video with a panel of politicians, including the Speaker John Bercow, journalists and academics. The winning group will receive their award at the PSA’s annual Awards Dinner in London on 26 November 2013, broadcast on BBC Parliament, with accommodation provided for them and their teacher in a central London hotel.
Secondary School Student Poster Competition
Now in its second year, this competition for all students in years 9 to 11 or S2 to S4 in Scotland is a great opportunity for younger students to think about, and illustrate, political issues in an imaginative way. The winner(s) will get an all-expenses-paid trip to London, which will include a tour of the Houses of Parliament.
The theme for this year’s competition will be announced in a future e-Newsletter, so keep a look out!
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Edited by Rosie Cambell (Chair of Communications & Engagement Sub-Committee) and Jack Neenan (PSA Communications Officer).