Digital Heroes Competition 2018

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Digital Heroes Competition 2018

This year we are launching our first Digital Heroes nationwide competition to promote the excellent volunteering work being delivered by 7-11 year olds across Wales.

If your school / organisation has received Digital Heroes training from our project, we would like them (with your help!) to produce a two minute video which demonstrates how they’ve put their digital volunteering skills into practice. Shortlisted entries will be put to a public vote and the winning school / organisation will receive a trophy and certificate.

Since the Digital Heroes project began in 2015, we have trained over 1,000 Digital Heroes with skills to support others in the community to get online. We know how hard your Digital Heroes have been working and the impact they’ve had within their community, so it’s about time we recognise this and give them the platform to shout about their successes.

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How to enter Within this video, we would like your Digital Heroes to tell us:

1. Who have they helped within their community to get online?
2. How has this changed their life in a positive way?
3. How rewarding was that experience?
4. How they’ve worked together to achieve their mission?

We know this is a busy period, so we aren’t looking for Steven Spielberg standard entries. However, we are looking for evidence which captures what your Digital Heroes have achieved within their local community. This could include:

1. Interviews with a handful of your Digital Heroes reflecting on their experiences
2. Interview with an individual/s they have helped support
3. Slideshow of photographs from a digital event they’ve hosted.

Let them be as creative as they like and more importantly, have fun while making it.
How to submit your video We understand video files will be too large to send via email, so we are happy to receive these entries via file sharing programs such as Dropbox or Wetransfer. When you are in a position to share your file, please send this to digitalheroes@wales.coop and we will confirm your entry upon receipt.
Eligibility & Criteria • The video should be a maximum of two minutes long.
• We will only accept video entries from schools / organisations that have received Digital Heroes training from the Digital Communities Wales project.
• We will only be accepting video entries from schools / organisations working with 7-11 year olds.
• This is not a competition aimed at individuals but at groups. Therefore, we will only accept one entry per school / organisation.
• We will accept videos in English and in Welsh. If received in the medium of Welsh, we will embed subtitles into any of the shortlisted entrants.
Consent / Safeguarding We only want the personal information of one named contact from the school / organisation, such as a teacher. We don’t want any personal information which can be used to identify any individual children or any people the children have supported – that includes captions or subtitles on the film. Please don’t include shots of children holding their Digital Heroes certificates for the same reason (unless names have been obscured).

Shortlisted entries will be uploaded to YouTube and we will be encouraging the general public to watch and vote on the films. Therefore, competition entrants should be aware of safeguarding issues/parental consent before featuring children on the films.
Dates for your diary Deadline for entrants – Friday 25th May
Final shortlist announced – w/c 28th May
Public vote (details to be announced closer to the time) – 4th -15th June
Winner to be announced – w/c 18th June
Prize to be presented – w/c 25th June

Deadline for video entrants is Friday 25th May (last school day before May half term).

Any questions?
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our marketing team and they will be happy to assist: marketingteam@wales.coop

Thank you and good luck.

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