Haven't thought about what you're going to do over the Christmas break (besides scoffing leftover turkey sandwiches)? Here's your sign to start: our round-up of upcoming competitions, challenges and awards. Entering a competition is a brilliant opportunity to explore a particular interest, whilst also enhancing your CV or applications for Higher Education, so why not give one of the following a shot.
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Four competitions to enter now
Into Film’s Film of the Month
For 5-19 year olds, Into Film’s Film of the Month competition celebrates young filmmaking talent from across the UK. Both budding Hitchcocks and Waititis are encouraged to enter as there’s no restriction on genre or theme. Better yet, the Into Film website features free guides and resources on all aspects of the production process, so even the most inexperienced filmmaker can get involved. The prize? Seeing your film showcased on the Into Film Shorts YouTube channel.
The Canterbury Tales Writing Competition
Think you can write like Geoffrey Chaucer? Now in its sixth year, the theme of 2022/23’s Canterbury Tales Writing Competition is ‘Promises, promises!’, so grab a pen and draft a story, poem or character description inspired by this phrase in under 500 words. The winner of each age group (5-10, 11-14 and 15-18) will be awarded a whopping £300!
Deadline: 28th February 2023
Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards: Youth Competition invites passionate photographers under 19 years old to respond to the idea of ‘Your Everyday’. Whatever the genre, technique or subject matter, embrace your unique view of the world for the chance to win the Youth Photographer of the Year title (imagine how good that will look to future employers) and Sony digital imaging equipment.
Deadline: 6th January 2023
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Flying cars, zero emission hoverboards, space buggies… Who knows what the future of mobility is going to look like? So, Toyota is inviting young people across the UK to enter their wildest and most imaginative car designs into the 16th annual Dream Car Art Contest. The winning artwork from each category (under 8 years old, 8-11 years old and12-15 years old) will receive an iPad. Merry Christmas indeed.
Deadline: 23rd December 2022
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