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Young Presenter Competition 2018

This competition is now closed. Thank you to the entrants!

Here’s what you’ll get if you win:

You’ll become BAFTA’s very own Young Presenter, doing the intros for BAFTA Kids videos and filming at a number of locations throughout the year.  You’ll get to work with our house crew at the BAFTA Children’s Awards in November, and you’ll even get to present an award at the ceremony!  You’ll also get to report from the set of a children’s television programme and host preview coverage from an event at BAFTA’s headquarters in London.

Apply soon! The closing date for entries is Monday 14 May 2018 at 17:00 (5pm) BST.

HOW DO I ENTER?

  1. Make a video teaching us how to do something!
  2. Submit the video using the form below.

WHAT DO I SAY OR DO IN MY VIDEO?

  1. Introduce yourself and your guest, if you have one.
  2. Say what you’ll be teaching us how to do.
  3. Use the line “reporting for BAFTA Kids” either at the beginning or at the end. Here’s an example: Hello, I’m Ben reporting for BAFTA Kids to show you how to…
  4. Lead your audience through the steps!
  5. Keep it under two minutes!

WHAT MAKES A GREAT VIDEO?

  1. Speak clearly so we can understand you.
  2. Be yourself!  We aren’t looking for the best actor so just relax and show your personality. 
  3. Describe what you’re doing as you do it.
  4. Show that you can make it interesting for other kids your age!
  5. Use the right tone for your topic. Is it silly? Funny? Serious?

I’VE MADE MY VIDEO! WHAT NEXT?

  1. Make sure it’s saved with your name on it and that it is no more than 2 minutes long. It must be under 100 MB.
  2. Click on ‘submit entry’ and fill in your full name, age, and your parent or guardian’s email address.
  3. Click on ‘choose file’ and find your video on your computer. HINT: if it ends in .JPG or .JPEG, it’s not a video!
  4. Click ‘upload.’ Important: if you do not click 'upload' we will not receive your submission.
  5. Check the tickboxes.
  6. Click ‘submit.’

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SEND IN MY VIDEO?

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 ten entrants who are shortlisted will be notified from Friday 18 May via the parent or guardian’s email supplied on the website entry form.

Good luck!

The Prize

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.

Advice

  1. Communicate clearly.
  2. Engage with your audience.  You’ll be filming for BAFTA Kids so use language and content that is relevant to 7-14 year olds. 
  3. Vary your tone to be interesting, funny, serious at the right moment.
  4. Being different is great.  Make sure we see your personality coming through.
  5. Make sure your video is about HOW TO do something.
  6. Read all the directions before submitting.