Thursday, 28 July 2011

National Adoption Week film competition launches

We are very excited to finally announce the launch of our national film competition. The film competition is being run as part of National Adoption Week (31 October to 6 November) and just like our Adoption Champions scheme it's your chance to get involved in making this year's campaign one to remember.



The brief of the film competition is very simple – just make a short two minute film about what adoption means to you. We've kept the brief deliberately wide so that you can give it your own personal touch. And just like our Adoption Champions scheme, the competition is open to anyone who has an adoption connection. This may include being adopted, having adopted children, having a friend or relative who is adopted or even working in adoption.

Once you have made your short film, upload it to YouTube and tag it with NAW2011. Then fill in our film award registration form. You may like to watch this short film that explains the process further:



There are a few rules to the competition: these include keeping the film to just two minutes; not using copyrighted material; and being over 18 to enter. Before you start it's worth checking out all the rules on our website. 

The deadline for the competition is Friday 30 September, so you have all summer to get busy making your film. It might be a fun thing to do as a whole family during the school holidays. However we do advise that if your children want to get involved they help out behind the camera instead of in front of it.

Entries will be judged by a panel of celebrities with adoption connections, including actress and adoptive mum Clare Grogan, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton and BBC's Nicky Campbell, as well as BAAF Chief Executive David Holmes and one of our very own Adoption Champions Phil Woodford. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to an awards night in London, which forms part of our prestigious National Adoption Week event attended by BAAF Patrons and supporters, where the winners will be announced.

In addition to the awards given out by our panel of judges, we are also running a People's Choice award to the film with the most views on YouTube. So to be in with a chance of winning, get sharing it with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.

For more information about our film competition visit the National Adoption Week website.

National Adoption Week 2011 is supported by 1E.







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