Connecting Thames Valley Tech (CTVT) is running a film competition open only to students at universities in the Thames Valley (including High Wycombe). The competition brief is to produce a video about the diverse range of technology companies that we have across the Thames Valley. The winner will receive £200 in cash and will appear as the featured “about us” video on the front page of CTVT for at least three months. The deadline is Midnight on 24th April 2014
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The Thames Valley is, as the name suggests, the valley through which the Thames river runs. It boasts a diverse range of technology companies including; Space, Engineering, Motor Racing, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Film and Games.
What is the Brief?
The brief, aimed exclusively at student film-makers, is to produce an engaging video highlighting the diverse range of technology companies that we have across the whole of the Thames Valley. The winning video must be under two minutes, and will be featured on the front page of the CTVT website for a period of three months. To view the beta site please go to www.ctvt.co.uk/home.
Your winning video will feature where the current Samsung news article is positioned.
What is Connecting Thames Valley Tech?
CTVT is the brainchild of Louize Clarke and Adam Clark. Louize and Adam met at a local technology event and discovered they had a shared frustration that the Thames Valley, once known as the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’, had all but lost its sparkle.
While the Thames Valley continues to be a hotbed for cutting-edge technology in areas as diverse as motor racing and space science, it had been overtaken by new technology hubs that both Government and media were now lavishing their attention on.
Louize and Adam also agreed on the main reason for its demise in public affection. While there were many agencies and initiatives promoting the region, there wasn’t a central ‘mouthpiece’ to showcase the Thames Valley’s innovative spirit toward a new generation of entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. And those technology firms already based in the region often found themselves operating in isolation, unaware of the wide range of potential partners, customers and employees who were just a stone’s throw away.
These views were shared by many others, but doing anything about it usually fell into the ‘just too hard’ category. Not so for Louize and Adam, who in the face of this apathy decided to challenge the status quo and created CTVT.
How to Enter
Should you wish to speak directly to Louize at CTVT to gain more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a time to talk.
You must produce a video of not more than 2 minutes
Upload to a video sharing platform (such as DropBox) and email the link to email@example.com with your name, age, educational establishment you are currently studying at and a contact e-mail and phone number.
Closing date: Midnight 24th April 2014
The winner will receive £200 cash and will appear as the featured “about us” video on the front page of CTVT for three months.
This competition is only open to students studying in full time education at Schools, Colleges and Universities based in the Thames Valley.
The Fine Print
All material used (film, still images, music and sound) must be original or copyright cleared (e.g appropriate Creative Commons licenses for material not originated by the contestants)
Winners will be notified by the email address that they provided when entering, so use one that you check regularly. Any entries that do not have a correct email address will not be eligible to win the prize.
The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into. The prize is not transferable
The Legal Stuff
By entering the Contest, the Contestants:
- agree to the official rules and the criteria for which the winners will be chosen.
- agree that Copyright clearance of all material used by the contestants, both sound and picture, is the sole responsibility of the contestants
- consent to CTVT’s use of the content submitted
- consent to the use of the winners' names and likenesses and any other material supplied by the entrants for publicity purposes.
- assign the rights to re-print, display, perform or exhibit such materials without limitation and without any additional compensation to the winner or any other party, except where prohibited by law.
- release CTVT, its affiliates, their officers, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting acceptance, possession or use of any prize.
- The Thames Valley boasts a diverse range of technology companies including; Space, Engineering, Motor Racing, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Film and Games.
(Editor's Note: As always, we strongly enourage out students to enter competitions such as this. Even if you don't win, the experience you gain along the way is invaluable, and will help you raise your game and imporve your skills as a film-maker.)