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The History Matters Young Filmmaker Awards encourages everyone to get involved. You don’t need to have studied filmmaking or the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain before.

We hope to see that you’ve researched your subject well, have some original ideas and that you believe in your film. We will also look for new and creative ideas about the contribution of Black British people to our national and local history.

Visit the History Matters webpages if you would like to know more about the importance of making the history of our country relevant to everyone.

Oh no - the boring bits...

If you apply you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below.

Some of it we’ve already mentioned.

If there’s anything you don’t get, please contact HMyfa@chi.ac.uk so we can help.

Full terms and conditions

  1. This competition is open to anyone aged 11-18 years on 1 September 2017 (or aged 19 if in full-time further education) and who lives in the UK. Young people aged 19 years and under who live in the UK and are no longer in the education system are also eligible to enter.
  2. Films may be submitted by individuals, groups of friends or by schools or youth groups
  3. Young people who are immediate family members of current employees of the University of Chichester, Black Cultural Archives, The Historical Association, Every Voice or Into Film may not enter
  4. All information about how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. Entering a film will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions
  5. The film must be understood by English speaking judges so it can either be in English, have English subtitles or just have visuals
  6. The film must be no longer than 5 minutes including titles and credits
  7. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their entry does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws (You need to make sure that you don’t use items to make your film that need special permission, for example, music or images. See our Film Tips for advice on being legal and using appropriate content.
  8. All films and Final Entry Forms must be received by midnight on 1 September 2017
  9. Entries must be the work of the person/s named on the Final Entry Form (with reasonable guidance from the adult submitting the entry if sent by a school or youth club), and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition
  10. Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the award-winning entries will vest in the University of Chichester and any profits arising from publication by the University of Chichester shall be the property of the University of Chichester (We don’t expect to make any money from your film and it isn’t likely that we will. This sentence just means that you cannot make any financial claims anyway so that we don’t have to spend a lot of time writing to an entrant about it later.)
  11. The University of Chichester shall be entitled to an indemnity from the creator/s of the film against claims for copyright infringement, defamation, or other proceedings (This just means that you will accept responsibility if your film includes information or images it shouldn’t and someone makes a claim. See our Film Tips for advice on being legal and using appropriate content.)
  12. No individual may be named on more than one form. However, a school or youth organization/leader may submit multiple entries on behalf of different individuals or teams
  13. Entries must not be sent through third parties
  14. Late or ineligible entries will not be accepted. The competition organisers are not responsible for technical problems and if entries are corrupted during transfer to us they will not be accepted
  15. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt
  16. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  17. The judges reserve the right to not award any or all prizes, and will have the right to award entries as 'highly commended'
  18. All entrants will receive a Young Filmmaker Awards Participator certificate
  19. All schools and youth groups submitting entries will receive a giant wall-mountable Participator certificate
  20. The first prize-winning individual entrant in each age category will receive a trophy and a Young Filmmaker Awards Winner certificate
  21. The second prize-winning individual entrant in each age category will receive a trophy and a Young Filmmaker Awards Runner-up certificate
  22. The third prize-winning individual entrant in each age category will receive a trophy and a Young Filmmaker Awards Third Prize certificate
  23. The school or youth group submitting the first prize-winning entry in each age category will receive a trophy and a giant Winner wall-mountable certificate
  24. The school or youth group submitting the second and third prize-winning entry in each age category will receive giant Runner-up and Third Prize wall-mountable certificates respectively
  25. The award winners will be contacted by June 2018
  26. The award winners may be required to take part in publicity, including photography and moving images
  27. The award winners’ names (or first names only or team names or a name chosen instead by the winner) may be published on the University of Chichester website and may be published on the websites of supporting and participating organisations
  28. Entries may be fully or partly published, used or linked to on social media channels including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram
  29. Entries may be fully or partly published, used or linked to as part of exhibitions or displays, if permitted by the University of Chichester
  30. Entries may be fully or partly published, used or linked to by third parties, including by the media and for commercial gain, if permitted by the University of Chichester
  31. The names chosen by award winners for publicity may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published date by which winners will be announced (June 2018), enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to History Matters, Bishop Otter campus, University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE
  32. These rules may be discontinued or changed by the University of Chichester in any way and at any time, and no entrant shall have any right or claim under the rules for any work he or she may be preparing at the time of such discontinuance or amendment

Dull, but it’s always worth reading the ‘small print’!

Don’t forget to enter!