Young people can post reviews of, their schools', other schools' or local theatres' SSF performances on Arts Award Voice - and win prizes!
You don't need to be doing your Arts Award to enter, you just need to sign up for an account on Voice and post your review*. You can find out detailed advice about writing and posting reviews of SSF performances in our How To… guide, here.
* If you are under 13 years old, please be sure to ask a parent or guardian to register for an account on your behalf. You can still upload your article from here and choose your username, but we'd need the account to be listed under parent/carer/guradian's email address, and your upload process supervised.
OPENS: Monday 12 October 2015
CLOSES: Friday 4 December 2015 EXTENSION: We are now running this competition until 11 December 2015.
Winners announced: Friday 18 December 2015
There are three entry categories (primary, secondary, sixth form) and a winner will be selected from each category. Each winner will receive one £40 theatre token prize and a Henry Holland designed SSF t-shirt.
Terms and Conditions:
Terms & Conditions governing all entries to the 'Shakespeare Schools Festival Review' Competition 2015
Trinity College London ('Trinity') is a company (Company Registration No. 02683033) and a charity (Charity No. 1014792) whose registered UK office is at Blue Fin Building, 110
Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA, UK. Trinity manages Arts Award in association with
Arts Council England and runs this competition in furtherance of its charitable aims.
By entering into this competition you agree to be legally bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below. Please read them carefully, print and keep a paper/electronic copy for your records.
Who can enter:
The competition is open to anyone (must be an individual) except employees and close
relatives of employees of (a) Trinity; (b) any third party appointed by Trinity to organise
and/or manage any part of the competition; (c) any competition sponsor and (d) any other
third party connected with the competition. Proof of eligibility and, if appropriate, age may
The competition is open to three school group categories;
(i) those in primary school
(ii) those in secondary school
(iii) those in sixth form
NB: All entrants under 13 years old, must ask a parent or guardian to register for an account on their behalf.
How to participate:
It is free to enter the competition.
To enter, participants need to write a review of an official Shakespeare Schools Festival Performance.
Entries must not contain any defamatory, obscene or offensive material.
To submit an entry, register for or log in to your Arts Award Voice account at http://www.artsawardvoice.com and upload your review. You need to tag your review with 'SSF15'.
All approved reviews will be featured on the Arts Award Voice website (www.artsawardvoice.com).
No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected, or corrupted during delivery to Trinity for any reason whatsoever, including as a result of any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise.
Start date and closing date:
The competition opens on 12 October 2015 and closes on 4 December 2015. Entries must be received by midnight GMT on 4 December 2015. Entries received before or after this time will not be considered. EXTENSION: We are now running this competition until 11 December 2015.
Judges will select one winner in each school group category with a £40 theatre token prize and a Henry Holland designed SSF t-shirt.
The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into regarding their decision.
How and when will winners, runners up and highly commended entrants be notified?
All winners, will be notified by email in on 18 December 2015. Trinity will also profile the winning selections on the Voice website and on Voice and Arts Award social media channels after the winners have been notified.
How will your entry be used after the competition closes:
By entering this competition, you agree to grant Trinity an exclusive right to publish your entry and you agree to take part in PR and promotional activities associated with the competition.
Trinity reserves the right to make minor changes and edits to a winning entry for the purpose of publication.
By entering this competition you will be providing your personal information to Trinity & it's partners delivering the Arts Award programme, you acknowledge and agree that Trinity can send further information about its products, events and exams. You may opt-out at any point from future communications at any time.
Trinity reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion and if circumstances arise outside its control.
In this event, a notice will be posted on Arts Award Voice's website at www.artsawardvoice.com.