Lights, Camera, Parliament! Competition for 7-16 year olds

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Here’s a great competition run by Parliament’s Education Service.  If you work for an MP get this message out to schools in your constituency or if you are a teacher or student just click on the links in the text below and enter.  Don’t delay – get cracking NOW!

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The annual Lights, Camera, Parliament! competition asks young people ‘If you could make one law, what would it be?’ Anyone aged 7-16 yrs can enter either individually or as part of a group and entrants can chose to tell us what new law they would introduce in the UK in a 3 minute film, 200-500 word script, or a 5-10 frame storyboard.

Participants can propose any issue they care about for their law, whether local or national, so it’s a great opportunity for them to speak up about the issues they are passionate about and tell Parliament what they would change.

The 2014 competition has launched with a new website full of inspiration topics, blogs and resources for young people and teachers including activity and lesson plans, technical tips and templates. You can also find all the previous entries here, including last year’s winners who proposed laws that would make it compulsory to wear helmets when cycling and that would lower the voting age to 16.

Winners this year will be invited to an awards day including a tour of Parliament, an opportunity to speak to Members about their law and a showcasing event for all the winning entries at the British Film Institute.

Entries can be submitted from 6 January 2014 and the closing date is 14 February 2014.

We would welcome your assistance in promoting the competition to young people, schools and youth groups in your local area. If you would like more information, please contact the Lights, Camera, Parliament! team at lcp@parliament.uk