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The 2019 BPM Student Challenge

 

 

The Better Public Media Trust invites you to:

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Win $1,000 first prize for Tertiary Students and $500 second prize.

Or win $1,000 first prize for High School students and $500 second prize.

The High School winner also wins a $500 prize for their school's media studies department (might help your marks).

 

How well is today’s media serving your community?

What could it do better?

 

Those are the questions we want you to ask yourself, and then enter the competition with:

  • A written essay, of 1200-2000 words.
  • Short film/documentary, maximum duration of 7 minutes. The production can be a team effort of eligible students.
  • Authored blog or other self-generated content, with text of 1200-2000 words.
  • A research report, which reviews the literature and may include original field research, of 1200-2000 words.
  • Something else? We accepted a song last year! Ask us by email to geoff.lealand@waikato.ac.nz

The Deadline is 5pm, Sunday 13th October 2019. Enter now to avoid late nights and unpleasant tension.

 

The entry form is below, but here are the Rules of the BPM Student Challenge.

The Topic

The 2019 topic is How well is today’s media serving your community? What could it do better?

The challenge is to create a piece of content that answers the questions above.

We’ve kept it broad but your response can be as specific as you wish.

Consider commercial media and public media (non-commercial and publicly-funded). Think about print, radio, TV and of course social media in NZ in 2019.

How are they serving your needs? How well are they serving the communities you belong to, as well as the wider community?

 

Entries

There are two sections to this year’s competition.

The Tertiary Section is open to all students enrolled in a New Zealand Tertiary Institution for 2019.

The High School section is open to all students enrolled in Years 10 to 13 at a New Zealand secondary school.

Entries can comprise:
1. A written essay, of 1200-2000 words.
2. Short film/documentary, maximum duration of 7 minutes. The production can be a team effort of eligible students (with the prize to be shared).
3. Authored blog or other self-generated content, with text of 1200-2000 words.
4. A research report, which reviews the literature in a thorough fashion but may also include original field research (of 1200-2000 words).
5. Something else? We accepted a song last year! Ask us by email to geoff.lealand@waikato.ac.nz

The submission deadline is 5pm, Sunday 13th October 2019

By entering you agree to your entry being published by BPM and others. You also agree to participate in any publicity and promotions including photographs of yourself, your school and your entry (whether you win or not).

By entering you agree to prove any information in your entry if required.

 

Judging

Judging is done by BPM Trustees and selected judges.

Judges' decisions wil be announced to all contestants and publicly soon after the deadline.

All decisions will be final.

For further information, contact:
Dr Geoff Lealand (Trustee, Better Public Media) geoff.lealand@waikato.ac.nz

 

Entry Form

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