Lights, Camera, Parliament!

Corinne Galloway gives the lowdown on a short film competition, which invites young people to change the lawFlying Film Reel

There are more big issues facing young people today than ever before, so it is even more important to make your voice heard.

The Parliament Education Service supports young people to develop skills and knowledge to do just that – and here’s one great idea: Lights, Camera, Parliament!

Short film competition

We’ve just under two weeks to go now and the competition entries have begun to arrive – short films by young people telling us what laws they would like to make. If you haven’t yet told us your idea, there is still room for more entries.

All you need to do, is tell us “what law would you make?” in a three-minute film.

You need to make sure that:

–          You are aged between 7 and 16.

–          Your films are up to 3 minutes long and do not include copyrighted materials.

–          It is submitted by midday 18 February 2013.

–           The film proposes a new law, or a change to an existing law, in the UK.

–          The film must be hosted on the Makewaves website.

You can work as an individual or as a group of no more than 5 people. A full list of the rules can be found on the Makewaves website.

To enter your films you simply need to upload them to your Makewaves account  ̵  and if you do not already have an account it’s free and easy to sign up. You can also log on to Makewaves to look at films that other people have made and discuss your work with others.

Don’t forget the winning films will be shown in Parliament, right in the heart of where the big decisions affecting all of our lives are made, and winners will receive prizes in recognition of all their work.

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Email: [email protected]

Good Luck!