Childnet Film Competition 2016

04 Mar 2016 UK SIC

Help your pupils ‘shine online’ by entering the Childnet Film Competition 2016!

Childnet love to celebrate the positive things that young people are doing online that’s why each year they hold a film competition that showcases young people’s creativity and understanding of e-safety issues.

This year’s theme is all about how we can all make a positive difference online by supporting young people to ‘shine online’.

Primary aged young people (7 – 11) are invited to create a 60 second film in response to the theme:

Secondary aged young people (11 – 18) are invited to create a 2 minute film in response to the theme:

For both age groups Childnet are looking for creative, imaginative films which reflect a positive and inspiring message. Young people might express their ideas through comedy, animation or music. Or how about creating an advert, campaign or documentary? It’s entirely up to you!  All you have to do is make sure that the completed film reaches us by Monday 13th June. 

To celebrate the young people’s amazing work, shortlisted finalists will be invited to a private screening at London’s BFI where the winners in both categories will be revealed by the judges and be awarded some great prizes! 

To find out more and download the resource packs for primary and secondary visit:

Important dates

Competition closes: Monday 13th June 2016

Finalists notified: Monday 20th June 2016

Finalists’ event: Monday 18th July 2016

Stay tuned over the coming weeks where we’ll be sharing our top tips for film makers, blogs from past winners and we’ll announcing more information about judges and the prizes that you can win for your school. 

In the meantime check out this film from last year’s primary category winner, Herbie, about his Childnet Film Competition experience. 


Twitter: @childnet

Or email: and we can share it for you!

Note: If you are a school wanting to share your clips on social media please be aware that the posts must come from a school’s account. We will be unable to share content that has been sent to us by an individual.

Let’s help all young people #shineonline!

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