What Digital Poverty Means to Me: Film Competition.

The Competition

The past couple of years might have had an effect on the way young people and families try and access the internet, or find a laptop to help with school, work and play. Here at the Digital Poverty Alliance, we’re on the lookout for aspiring young film-makers who want to tell their stories about digital poverty and equity.

Open to everyone aged 4 to 19 across the UK, we’ve launched a national competition asking young people to create short films that show what being digitally excluded or included means to them. 

Too many young people still lack the access to computers or broadband that would allow them to compete in a competition like this. So non-digital entries are also very welcome. You don’t need a computer or smartphone – just create a picture storyboard for what you would have filmed.

You can find a storyboard template on the BBC website here.

How it works

Win your very own HD Digital video camera to kick start your film making career.

The competition is open until September 17th . Our judging panel of young people, experts and people with lived experience of digital poverty will then shortlist, with digital and non-digital winners announced late September.

If you, your class or school, would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. For brilliant resources and top tips for young film-makers, see the range of resources on Into Film’s website here.

Please find the Competition Terms and Conditions here. Entries can be made below.

Judging criteria

When judging entries we’ll look at:

1. Is the overall idea interesting?
2. Does the film/ storyboard support the idea?
3. How does it look?
4. How does it sound?

The Details

Create a 60 second video on one of the two themes below:

1) How has access to the internet made a positive impact on your life, or others in your family?

2) How would access to the internet make a positive impact on your life or others in your family?

Entry Categories

Best Storyboard 4-12
Best Storyboard 13-15
Best storyboard 16-19

Best film 4-12
Best film 13-15
Best film 16-19

Woman's hand draws a storyboard for a film or cartoon.