Film contest open to local schools

Chance for a local school to win �750 and �1,000 for the winning pupil
Chance for a local school to win �750 and �1,000 for the winning pupil

Local schoolchildren have the chance to win £1,000 by designing a short film over the summer on the subject of reducing child abuse and neglect.

UK early years charity WAVE Trust has launched its first 70/30 Short Film Contest to support its 70/30 Campaign – to reduce child abuse & neglect by 70% by the year 2030. The contest is open until Friday, September 22, and the winner’s school will receive £750.

This is a unique opportunity for 16-18 year olds from anywhere in the UK to do something truly amazing for a special cause while representing their school and getting seriously creative!

Students will plan, design and produce their own short video film (maximum three mins) to share the 70/30 message in a fun and inspiring way.

They’ll share with the world what 70/30 is all about, why it matters and what we need to do to see a real change towards a happier, healthier society for all.

In addition to the top prize of £1,000 (plus £750 for the winner’s school), judged by an expert panel, the person whose entry receives the most votes can choose their prize from a list for runners up which includes a tandem skydive and a European travel pass.

Entries can be submitted either through the website or via Instagram (using #7030ByMe).

Everyone, including those who choose not to enter the contest, is encouraged to vote for their favourite short film by visiting the entry gallery online at To enter the contest or read about WAVE’s 70/30 Campaign visit