This is Geography

Event date
26 Feb 2022 to 1 Apr 2022
Event time
15:00 - 23:45
Christ Church
St Aldates
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
Age 11-12 (year 7), Age 12-13 (year 8), Age 13-14 (year 9), Age 14-15 (year 10)
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Christ Church is excited to launch a new video competition for state-educated pupils in Year 7 to Year 10.

What does the competition involve?
Y7 – Y10 students are invited to submit a short video entry (2 – 5 minutes at most) on a geographical issue or phenomenon that is local to you. It’s completely up to you what you decide to focus on in your video, but you must be able to explain how it broadly relates to the study of Geography (human, physical or environmental).

Have fun and be creative with your videos! Why have you picked the topic you have, and how can you make it interesting to a wider audience? How are you going to style your video? You could take us on a guided tour; conduct interviews; make a performance piece; make an animation; or any other method you like.

Use whatever technology you have available to you – for example, recording a video on your phone is completely fine. Remember to ask permission before recording anyone.

Who is it for?
The competition is open to all pupils in Years 7 to 10 in UK state schools.

We particularly encourage entries from students who match any of the following criteria:

If your POLAR postcode score is 1 or 2 – check your POLAR score here
If your ACORN postcode score is 4 or 5 – check your ACORN score here
If you have been eligible for free school meals
If your parents did not go to university
If you are from an ethnic minority background which is underrepresented at Oxford (including students with Black African, Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage)
If you have been, or currently are, in care
If you are a young carer
If you have any disabilities
How to enter?
Just submit your video using our entry form! The deadline for entries is Friday 1st April 2022.

How to attend?
All applicants will be contacted on Monday 25th April and the creators of the best videos will each be invited (with a parent or guardian) to visit Christ Church College for a prize-giving day on Saturday 14th May, including screenings, a tour of college, and talks from current students and staff. Support with travel costs will be offered to all participants who are care experienced, young carers, who have been eligible for free school meals, or who would otherwise be unable to attend for financial reasons, as well as to their parents or guardians.

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