• Get Reel video competitionEnter

Make your own film - and WIN £500 Apple Gift Card!

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Student Finance England and the NUS are always looking to improve the ways to help new students apply for student finance — the existing ‘How to…’ videos are one of these ways. And they need your help...

The films are reassuringly accurate, suitably concise and perfectly functional — but they are, well…a bit on the dull side. And that’s where you come in!

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YOUR CHALLENGE

Watch these three videos:

Then, if you think you can do better, pick one and give it your own touch of creative genius. Your film must be original, imaginative and engaging. Oh, and don't forget accurate! Remember that the target audience will be students just like you.

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HOW TO ENTER

Pick one of the videos listed above that you’d like to remake. Of course, if you're ultra enthusiastic and mega-talented, you can remake two - or even all three videos. However, you can only enter one video per topic.

Here’s the key points and the transcripts from the existing videos that you should use as the basis for yours:


WHAT ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE VIDEO AND ITS FORMAT?

Your video must be no more than 3 minutes in length and be suitable for viewing by a general audience. You should submit your video by the closing date 16 January 2012 by uploading using the form on the left.


WHO CAN ENTER?

The competition is open to all students over 16, who are residents of the UK and studying a further or higher education course.


WHEN IS THE DEADLINE DATE?

Videos for the contest must be uploaded here no later than 12:00hrs on 16 January 2012.


WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WINNING VIDEOS?

All winning entries will also be published on the Student Loans Company, Directgov and The Student Room websites.


WHAT IS THE PRIZE?

The winning entry for each category will receive a £500 Apple gift card. Winners will be notified by email.


TELL ME ABOUT THE JUDGING

The judging panel will comprise representatives from Student Loans England, NUS and The Student Room. The decisions of the Judging Panel will be absolutely final.

Here’s the template they will be using to help them with their decision-making process. View Judging Criteria.


ANY HINTS OR TIPS?

The kind of videos we are looking for will attract and keep the viewer's attention. We want short, eye-catching, creative videos that contain accurate information. The accuracy of the information is especially important.

Your video should best illustrate the 'How to …' process for your chosen subject. There’s no imaginative holds barred in how you want to achieve this: cartoon, animation, actors, images, whatever – the choice is yours. Just remember to stick to the brief. Your video should contain the important information contained in key points and the transcript provided for each subject.


ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You can’t enter without first agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please take time to read them through.

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