Am I eligible to take part?
If you are a current undergraduate, Masters of PhD student in the LSE Department of Government, you are eligible to participate in the photography competition.
How do I submit a film?
All films should be submitted as HD 1080p .mp4 files. If you have any technical queries, please don't hesitate to contact us on email@example.com with a question.
Please send your submission via wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (If your file is too large to send via wetransfer, please email email@example.com and we can arrange an alternative submission option.)
1. Open the webpage - wetransfer.com and select “WeTransfer” (this is the free version).
2. Select the "Send as link" option by clicking on the three blue dots in the bottom left corner of the white window where you can "Add your files"
3. Make sure you marked "link" instead of "e-mail", then click on the three dots again – this is so you can send us a link directly in an email.
4. Upload your film and click on "Transfer"
5. Copy your wetransfer link to a new e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “Gov Film Competition”. Please ensure to send it from your LSE email address.
6. Please include your full name, your programme title, and a title for your film.
How many entries can I submit?
We will only accept one submission per person.
Can I enter with another person or a team?
Yes, if you'd like to work with another person or in a small team you are welcome to, provided you do so in a covid-secure way, following local guidance on social distancing, mixing of households and mask wearing.
Can I submit an entry on behalf of someone else or that someone else has produced?
Any entries submitted to the competition must be your own original work, and we will not accept submissions on behalf of someone else.
How long should my film be?
Ideally films will be under 5 minutes long and designed to hold audience attention on social media, however you can go up to 10 minutes if that is necessary.
What should my film look like?
We would like to see as much original content as possible - be creative! You could look to interview experts via Zoom or find archive footage (on YouTube, Box of Broadcasts, Learning on Screen etc.) to help illustrate your ideas. However, please ensure you have the relevant permissions before including any interview or archive footage in your final film.
When is the deadline for submission?
The deadline for submissions is Monday 1 February 2021 at 12 noon, we will not accept any submissions after this time.
Who will pick the winner?
Our judges! Our judges will be the Head of Department, a member of the Professoriate and the Web and Digital Media Manager.
Will the submissions be displayed anywhere?
Yes, we will post selected competition entries on our website and social media channels.
For any other questions you may have about the competition, please contact email@example.com