Young Presenter Competition 2018
The BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition is back and ready to offer someone just like you the chance to win a once-in-a lifetime prize! Are you friendly and engaging, with a passion for presenting? Watch previous winners Braydon and Tianna tell you all about the competition here.
We're looking for someone to present BAFTA Kids content and film at a number of locations throughout the year. You’ll be working with the BAFTA production crew at the BAFTA Children’s Awards in November and you’ll actually get to present an award at the Ceremony. You’ll also report from the set of a children’s television programme and you will host preview coverage from an event at BAFTA HQ in London.
To enter, we want you to create a HOW TO…video (2 minutes maximum). You can interview someone about their hobby or a secret talent or you can demonstrate something yourself. It can be anything and everything!
How to…make slime…do a card trick…draw a BAFTA mask…make your friends laugh…decorate a cake...
In your video, please:
- Introduce yourself and your guest, if you have one.
- Say what your How to video is about.
- Make it interesting for your audience by describing what you are doing.
- Use the line “reporting for BAFTA Kids” either at the start or end of your film eg “Hello, I’m Ben and I’m here for BAFTA Kids to show you how to…”
Top Tips for your video:
- Read the Advice first.
- Communicate clearly so we can understand you.
- Be enthusiastic – we want to see how great you can be!
- Be yourself! We aren’t looking for the best actor so just relax and be yourself.
When you’re happy with your video, upload it using the submit form below. Entries will be whittled down to a shortlist, and the shortlist will be judged by an exciting celebrity jury before a final casting session.
The winner will host behind the scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards and work with the BAFTA Production team on other filming opportunities across the year.
- Communicate clearly.
- Engage with your audience. You’ll be filming for BAFTA Kids so use language and content that is relevant to 7-14 year olds.
- Vary your tone to be interesting, funny, serious at the right moment.
- Being different is great. Make sure we see your personality coming through.
Submit your entry
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Terms & Conditions
BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition (“the Competition”) Terms and Conditions
The Competition is run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). All entries must be made in accordance with the following Terms & Conditions.
These Terms & Conditions include details about how to enter the Competition, opening and closing dates, prize details, and anything else BAFTA thinks you may need to know about entering the Competition.
By entering the Competition, you agree to follow and be bound by these Rules (which may be amended or varied at any time by BAFTA with notice) and by BAFTA’s decision, which is final in all matters relating to these Rules, the Competition, the winner selection and/or the results; no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
Who can enter?
- You must be aged between seven (7) and fourteen (14) years at the date of entry, obtain parental consent and live in the UK or Eire to enter the Competition
- You are not allowed to enter the Competition if you or any of your family members are employees of BAFTA, a member of one of BAFTA’s committees, or any sponsors associated with the Competition or their respective associated companies.
Stage One and Stage Two
- The opening date for entries is Friday 13 April 2018 at 11:00 (11am) BST and the closing date for entries is Monday 14 May 2018 at 17:00 (5pm) BST.
- Video entries must be no longer than 2 minutes in duration and videos submitted must be under 100 MB.
- BAFTA accepts no responsibility for entries not received. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Incomplete and/or late entries will not be accepted.
- All entrants require their parent or guardian’s consent to enter, and their parent or guardian must agree to these Terms and Conditions for themselves and on behalf of the entrant. By entering this Competition each entrant confirms that he/she has obtained such consent and agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
- All entries will be viewed. Forty five (45) entries will be longlisted based on the judging criteria.
- An independent jury will view the longlist and select ten (10) entries from the eligible entries submitted, to be shortlisted to progress to Stage Three of the Competition.
- The ten entrants who are shortlisted to progress to Stage Three of the Competition will be notified via email from Friday 18 May via the parent or guardian’s email supplied on the website entry form. This email will include a parental consent form which is required to move onto the next stage.
- The shortlisted entrant’s parent or guardian must reply to confirm receipt of the email by midday on Thursday 24 May 2018 and must sign and return the parental consent form (to be scanned and sent via email to email@example.com) by 17:00 (5pm) BST on Friday 25 May 2018 in order for the entry to progress to Stage Three of the Competition. Availability to attend the Awards must also be confirmed within this reply.
- If no confirmation of receipt and/or completed parental consent form is received by the relevant deadline, BAFTA reserves the right to select an alternative entry to progress to Stage Three which will be selected by an independent jury from all other eligible entries received.
- As part of this third stage of the Competition, BAFTA may use content which features shortlisted candidates on any of its digital channels.
- An independent panel will select the winner of the Competition from the ten entries which progressed to Stage Three. The winner will be notified after Wednesday 20 June 2018 via the parent or guardian’s email address.
- If the winner’s parent or guardian is unable to confirm by 17:00 (5pm) on Monday 2 July 2018 that they are able to accept the prize, BAFTA reserves the right to award the prize to another of the Stage Three entries which will be selected by an independent jury.
- BAFTA are working with Twenty Twenty Productions Limited (“Twenty Twenty”), the makers of Remotely Funny and Show Me What You’re Made Of, for a new programme provisionally entitled “The Big Audition” (“Programme”) which films behind the scenes of the casting world. BAFTA and Twenty Twenty will be filming those shortlisted for final auditions for the Young Presenter Competition for this Programme so a parent/carer will be required to agree to the following clauses:
15 i. Can BAFTA share your name and email address if you are shortlisted with Twenty Twenty for their filming purposes?
15 ii. If you are shortlisted for final auditions, do you agree to be filmed by Twenty Twenty for their programme?
- Auditions will take place in London the week commencing 18 June 2018. Twenty Twenty will be in contact with authorised parent/carer regarding attendance. In addition, Twenty Twenty will cover reasonable travel expenses for child and chaperone to attend the audition.
The overall prize: Filming at The British Academy Children’s Awards
- The winner of the Competition will work with the BAFTA production team to produce a behind the scenes report from the British Academy Children’s Awards 2018 to include: BAFTA Kids Red Carpet Experience; rehearsals; preparations for arrivals on the red carpet; a number of talent interviews and presenting an Award during the Ceremony. This will be edited into a backstage report which will be featured on the BAFTA Kids and Teens YouTube channel and the BAFTA Kids website.
- The British Academy Children’s Awards will take place in November 2018, exact date and venue to be confirmed.
- The winner must be accompanied by one parent or guardian who is over the age of 18. This parent or guardian will be solely responsible for chaperoning the winner at all times. This includes to and from the awards, as well as chaperoning the winner during the awards and when they are presenting to the camera.
- Standard travel to and from the awards, and accommodation overnight for the winner and their chaperone will be arranged by BAFTA at its cost.
- Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
- No purchase is necessary.
- Only one entry per person via online route of entry, and no bulk or third party entries are permitted. The entrant must be the presenter in their video entry.
- By taking part, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms & Conditions and agreed to be bound by them. Entries that do not comply in full with these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified. All entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions.
- The decision made by BAFTA is final. Due to the volume of entries we are not able to offer feedback so no correspondence will be entered into.
- The prize is not transferable and no cash alternative is available.
- BAFTA reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value or (b) in exceptional circumstances to vary, amend or withdraw this prize draw on reasonable notice.
- BAFTA may use, in any and all media throughout the world forever as BAFTA in its sole opinion sees fit, the video entry and the name, likeness, image or biographical information of the entrants who progress to Stage Three, without payment or further consideration. BAFTA may also use any photographs or video footage featuring the winner or their chaperone while attending the British Academy Children’s Awards 2018 without payment or further consent and such photographs or footage will be owned by BAFTA for use throughout the world forever as BAFTA sees fit.
- Any queries relating to the Competition should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, BAFTA and its associated companies exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond BAFTA’s control.
- The Competition, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Competition.