1. All entries must be your own work, or work of the group.  Any entries which are not solely the work of the entrant or group entrants will be disqualified.
  2. Entrants who are under 18 must return the parent consent form with their submission to be eligible to enter.
  3. Entrants who are over 18 give their permission for their work, photos and name to be published in printed and online press and media.
  4. The competition is open to school/college aged students and is divided into the following classes:
    • Competitions Entries: Age groups
      • KEY STAGE 3 – Yrs 7 – 9
      • KEY STAGE 4 – Yrs 10 – 11
      • BMC students – All ages
  5. All competitors will be required to express an interest by completing the Expression of Interest Form. Having done this you will be sent further information about how to enter the competition.
  6. Students will be restricted to 2 competition entries as long as they match one of the following combinations; Drama, Singing, Media, Catering & Hospitality, Hair, Beauty, Media Make-Up entry one entry only per subject area.  Plus one of Creative Writing or Photography
  7. Students must submit their entries in one of two ways:
    • Via hard copy (including USB sticks) to Melton reception, Creative & Service Industries Campus, Asfordby Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0HJ
    • Via direct upload to Youtube and send a confirmation email of the link to your entry. You can find out how here https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en
    • Via Google drive or Drop box and send a confirmation email of the link to your entry. You can find out how here https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/84
  8. All confirmation emails must be sent to: artsfest@brooksbymelton.ac.uk  you can find out how here https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2424368?hl=en
  9. These must be submitted by the published closing date to be considered for judging.
  10. All entries MUST NOT include visual or written content that is deemed abusive, or has a racial, discriminative or sexual nature.
  11. During the week of the Arts Festival entries will be displayed within the College.
  12. Finalists will be announced at one of two live shows during the Arts Festival and finalists will be invited in on the Saturday for a LIVE competition day.
  13. Prizes will be awarded for the winners of each category and a certificate will be presented to all finalists.
  14. Each key stage group will be judged individually.
  15. Judging panels will consist of BMC industries qualified staff with at least one expert industry professional (where possible). Where a student is related to or known by a panel member, the panel member will not have a voting right and their vote will be referred to the Director of Curriculum.
  16. The Judging panel’s decision is final. Shortlisting for finalists will be announced by 14th March.
  17. LIVE finals will formally demonstrate / showcase the student’s entry. The judging panel will then announce the winner and two runners–up at an awards presentation within 30 minutes of the LIVE finals being completed.
  18. All finalists must be available for a ‘LIVE’ demonstration final on Saturday 19th March 2016, to be held at the Creative & Service Industries Campus, Asfordby Rd, Melton Mowbray. LE13 0HJ. Further details of the ‘Live’ events will be sent directly to finalists after shortlisting has taken place.  Finalists not able to attend the ‘LIVE’ demonstration will forfeit their place.
  19. Entry timescales
    • Closing date for entries; No later than 28 February to qualify for entry.   Any late entries will not be considered for the competition
    • By March 14th – shortlisting will be completed and finalists made aware
    • March 19th LIVE Finalist day!
  20. Competition Prizes
    • All finalists will receive a BMC certificate and 25% off voucher to any BMC run activity at the Creative and Service Industries Campus
    • Winners will receive a BMC certificate, a voucher for 4 people for FREE w/meal/books provided by the College. An article highlighting winners of all categories may be published in the Melton Times and on the college website
  21. No responsibility can be taken for loss or damage to entries.
  22. By entering the competition, you agree to accept the rules and conditions as outlined above.
  23. If you need any further assistance with how to submit your entry please contact us on 01664 855444 or email artsfest@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

Competition Category Specifications:

 

  • Dance
    • 4 minute video (maximum) uploaded as per guidelines given above.  Dance based on an open theme or linked to a subject area at school.  Dances can be produced individually or in small groups.
  • Media/Film
    • 4 minute video (maximum) uploaded as per guidelines given above.  Film based on an open theme or linked to a subject area at school.  Films can be produced individually or in groups.
  • Drama
    • 9 minute video (maximum) uploaded as per guidelines given above.  Drama based on an open theme or linked to a subject area at school.  The performance can be produced in small groups.
  • Singing
    • 4 minute video (maximum) uploaded as per guidelines given above.  The song can be based on an open theme and can be produced individually or in small groups.
  • Catering
    • Key Stage 3 years 7-9 are required to submit a cake recipe, short film and photo of the finished product.  The cake recipe should include ingredients, method and equipment used, you must also submit a photo of the finished product.  The short film clip must include:
      • Introduction of cake with ingredients
      • Preparation of cake
      • Finished product
    • Key Stage 4 years 10-11 are required to submit starter and main course recipes, short film and photo of the finished product.
      • Design a two course meal to serve two people, including starter and main course.  The starter must include stilton cheese.  The main course must include chicken.
      • Recipes should include ingredients, methods and equipment used. You must also submit a photo of the finished product.  The short film clip of 5-7 minutes must include:
        • Introduction of dishes with ingredients and cooking methods
        • Preparation of dishes
        • Finished product
  • Creative Hair
    •  All mood boards to be submitted on A3 card with parental consent form attached.
    • Mood boards can be presented in black or white or colour using a variety of textures
    • Additional media materials can be used to complement the design image (for example: accessories, clothes, make up)
    • All entries must include a written description of 150 words describing their design and choices.
    • All designs  must be suitable to recreate  on a model on final day if chosen, any resources required must be bought by the  candidate for the final.
  • Creative Beauty
    •  All mood boards to be submitted on A3 card with parental consent form attached.
    • Mood boards can be presented in black or white or colour using a variety of textures
    • Additional media materials can be used to complement the design image (for example: accessories, clothes, make up)
    • All entries must include a written description of 15o words describing their design and choices.
    • All designs  must be suitable to recreate  on a model on final day if chosen, any resources required must be bought by the  candidate for the final.
  •  Creative Media Make-up
    •  All mood boards to be submitted on A3 card with parental consent form attached.
    • Mood boards can be presented in black or white or colour using a variety of textures
    • Additional media materials can be used to complement the design image (for example: accessories, clothes, make up)
    • All entries must include a written description of 15o words describing their design and choices.
    • All designs  must be suitable to recreate  on a model on final day if chosen, any resources required must be bought by the  candidate for the final.
  • Photography
    • One digital photo per entrant, uploaded as per guidelines given above.  Photo an be based on an open theme or linked to a subject area at school.
  • Creative Writing
    • Look into the lake ahead, what do you see?Write a short story; be as imaginative and creative as can be…Using the above idea for inspiration, write a short story that captures the interest of the reader. Your entry must be between 500 – 600 words (including the title) and typed using font Calibri, Size 12. Remember to refer to the lake in your story. Good luck!