Do you have to be Superman/Superwoman to be US President?
Are you studying politics?
Are you 16 or over?
Will be studying during the academic year 2016-17?
If so, you might be interested in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Short Video Competition. The winners will receive their award at the PSA’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Westminster.
This year’s competition asks students to explore the question: "Do you have to be Superman/Superwoman to be US President?”. Groups of students are invited to submit short videos on this subject, examining what attributes are necessary to be a political leader and advantages and disadvantages of presidential systems.
CEO of the Political Studies Association, Helena Djurkovic, said: “The personalities and conduct seen throughout the US presidential campaigns means we are guaranteed to see some interesting entries as the race to the White House heats up.’’
“The competition is a great way for students to develop new skills, explore their creativity and get in touch with contemporary political issues. The added training that winning teams get from YouGov - at the heart of political polling and public opinion monitoring - makes this initiative ever more worthwhile.”
Shortlisted groups will be invited to The Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster to discuss the ideas raised in their video with a panel of politicians, journalists and academics. Previous jurors have included Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Victoria Derbyshire.
This year’s ceremony takes place on 29 November in London and accommodation is provided for the winning group and their teacher in central London. On top of this, the winning students get a week’s work experience with the YouGov political team during their school holidays.
Full competition details for 2016 and how to enter are published on the PSA’s website at: www.psa.ac.uk