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2020 AV Ancient World Competition

We want you to communicate the ancient world through ANY type of Audio-Visual format you like. Of course, this can still be film clips but feel free to change things up with a photography series, perhaps a podcast or music recording or even a dance performance! We are looking for creative and exciting entries that explore the ancient world and present it in a new media format.

 

Dates for 2020's AV competition are TBC.


 

Teams can have up to 4 members, from year 9 to year 13 (ages 13-19.)

You do not all have to appear in the piece as you may wish to spread the tasks involved, such as directing, recording, editing and presenting/performing. You can also apply as an individual.

Select a topic: This year your piece can be centred on either discord or metamorphosis in the ancient world. You might look to answer a historical question, consider a piece of ancient literature or Greek Tragedy, or discuss an ancient object or ancient city.

Choose the Audio-visual format you think would work best to present your topic. Make sure that your piece looks and/or sounds thought-provoking and appealing. Remember that you want to interest and intrigue your audience – and the judges!

Video and music clips up to 4 minutes
Podcasts up to 8 minutes

The prize will be a share of £500 as well as being published on our website and social media pages for all too see.

The judges will be looking for creative and exciting entries that have used your chosen media format effectively to bring the subject to life.

To enter a video or audio clip, upload your entry onto Youtube (www.youtube.com)
This is an easy way to ensure that entries are of a similar size and quality and enables you to retain control and copyright of your film.
Guidance on uploading films to YouTube can be found at: support.google.com/youtube/

This includes information for converting file formats and uploading from mobile devices.

If you wish to mention that your clip is an entry for our competition, you must include the following disclaimer:

‘The views and opinions in this film are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any member of the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge’

Once the video clip has been uploaded, please email the URL link to us.

To enter a photography series, please send over via email.

To fill out your application form, CLICK HERE

Then, complete and sign the DECLARATION FORM and send back to us, via email, with your entry.

Please email all completed entries along with application forms to: schools.liaison@classics.cam.ac.uk

Closing date: TBC

Good luck!


 

Copyright
Anything that you quote in the piece should be acknowledged in a written or spoken form. Please remember that permission should be sought to use any image, music or film that is in copyright and if granted, credit must be given at the end of the film. You can find guidance about what copyright is, what it applies to, who owns it and how long it lasts at
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.html

Privacy Notice
The Faculty of Classics (University of Cambridge) uses personal information solely for the purposes of administering the AV Classics Competition. Entries must be submitted by an adult and any contact details provided must belong to the adult submitting the entry. We do not pass on or sell personal information and/or contact details to any third parties. We may use anonymised and aggregated information for reporting our activity to the University of Cambridge.

For more information about our privacy practices please visit https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data

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