True Tube Voiceover Competition

Win a voiceover recording session in London with True Tube’s Easter competition “Jesus Christ Voiceover Star”.

We will be awarding prizes for the best poems or pieces of poetic prose which can be used as voiceover scripts for three two-minute films that tell the Easter story. The films are made using excerpts from the BBC1 documentary “The Story of Jesus”, and as such are high quality, dramatic reconstructions which tell the story of the Last Supper, the crucifixion, and the resurrection.

Good voiceover scripts are essential in today’s media: on the news, in documentaries, over adverts – they help to guide viewers from scene to scene, to make sense of what they seeing, or to provoke an emotional response.

Students’ scripts might explain what the viewers are seeing, comment and reflect on the action, or be an emotional response. We will ask judges to look for:

•A clear knowledge of the Easter story.
•An understanding of what the events of Easter mean for Christians.
•A voice-over that matches and creatively responds to the images on screen.
•An imaginative use of language in poetry or prose.
We will shortlist four entries for each film in two categories – Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) – from which winners will be chosen by our judging panel.

 To view the three clips, click here.

The winning students will be invited to come to our studio with a teacher, parent or guardian to record their entries as voiceovers. Recording sessions will be held in London between Monday 17th March 2014 and Friday 28th March 2014, after which the recordings will be dubbed onto the films and hosted on the TrueTube website.

For each winning entry we will cover the cost of return journeys to London by train for two people – including the student. Winners will also receive a DVD of the finished films and a certificate.

How to Enter
The competition is open for submissions until 5pm on Friday 28th February. Please email Mrs Toovey with your entry!

Girls’ Speaking Competition

Run by Soroptimist International of Wales South, the heats for this girls’ speaking competition take place locally in March and April, though dates and venues are still to be confirmed. The aims of the competition are to encourage girls to play a more prominent role in public life, to help them develop the skill of speaking effectively, and to develop their self confidence and communication skills. The competition is open to girls aged 14 to 18.

The topics for the competition are:
• How relevant is the ‘rights of the child’ to young women in Wales today?
• Value of volunteering for young women and girls.

If you’d like to enter, please email Mrs Toovey and specify your chosen topic.