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Oct 12

Call to enter schools video competition

PSA video compIt’s hard to know what to believe in some of the media anymore – and that is why it is so important that young people get the chance explore news for themselves.

In its seventh year, the Political Studies Association Schools’ Short Video Competition is asking A-level students to make a video that tackles the issue of Fake News.

The competition is open to post-16 students who will be studying during the academic year 2017-18. Groups of students are invited to submit short videos examining what fake news is, what effect it may be having on the political landscape and what it means for expert opinion and ‘factual’ knowledge.

It is a great opportunity for A level students to add their voice to an important discussion that shows no sign of going away in the near future.

Shortlisted groups will be invited to Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster to discuss the ideas raised in their video with a panel of politicians, journalists and academics.

The winners will receive their award at the PSA’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Westminster on December 5 in London. The winning students will also get a week’s work experience with pollsters YouGov’s political team during school/college holidays.

The full competition details are available by clicking here, but hurry, the deadline for entries is noon on Monday October 30.