Young people who attend school outside the UK are busy preparing their short films for the first ever Childnet Film Competition International category.
Entries for the UK competition may have closed on June 1st, but pupils at non-UK schools still have a week remaining to join in the fun!
The International category is fun, free and open to young people, aged 7-18, with Monday 14th June the closing date for submissions.
The challenge is to create a short film, no longer than two minutes, reflecting a positive message on this year’s theme: Separating fact from fiction. Finding trustworthy information online.
With the creation of the International category, overseas schools can boost their profile, inspire creativity and help your pupils stay safe online.
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, believes the International category is another great opportunity for young people to play their part in helping to create a safer and more trustworthy internet.
He said: “The Childnet Film Competition International category provides a platform for young people living around the world to show their creative talents, learn about online safety, and inspire their peers to make positive decisions online.
“Entering before June 14th - as a school, class or group - is a fantastic way to help to educate others, and empower young people to be better able to harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.”
What you need to know:
- The International Category is only open to young people, aged 7-18, who attend school outside of the UK.
- The International Category runs as its own competition and has different terms and conditions to the UK Childnet Film Competition.
- There are two age groups for the competition. Entrants must select to enter either, the age group, 7-11 (in the UK, primary school age) or the age group, 11-18 (in the UK, secondary school age).
- Films must contain a positive message that can educate other young people.
- An educator must enter and submit films on behalf of their students.
- One winning film from each age group will be chosen.
Find out more about the Childnet Film Competition International category here.