Pupil Blog Competition 2022
14 January, 2022
Lessons that make a difference!
Closing Date: Monday 14th March 2022 at noon.
Which lesson changed or challenged your pupils’ thinking?
Which lesson made a difference to your pupils?
Which lesson had the greatest impact on your pupils’ learning?
Which lesson inspired your pupils most?
We are inviting children and young people to write a 500-word blog or record a 2-minute audio or visual file about a Religion and Worldviews (or RE) lesson that has made a difference to them. The aim of this competition is to celebrate an education in religion and worldviews, but also to demonstrate its importance in changing, challenging, and inspiring children and young people. The lesson could be one which takes place in the classroom or could be an out of classroom experience. Winning entries will be notified and their blogs/vlogs posted on RE:ONLINE in Summer 2022.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all pupils aged 5-18. Pupils can enter individually or in pairs.
Entries are limited to five per school per age group. Schools may want to hold their own internal competition and submit to RE:ONLINE their best selection.
How will the competition be judged?
Judging by Culham St Gabriel’s Trustees, staff and consultants will take place in April 2022.
Entries are split into Key Stages (1,2,3,4 and 5) for judging. At least one winner will be chosen from each Key Stage.
Judges will particularly look for:
- A clear sense of how the lesson had an impact on or made a difference to the pupil’s learning
- An original or fresh learning experience
- A unique, creative writing or speaking style
- Supporting arguments with examples
- The ability to keep the reader/listener excited and engaged
What prizes are available?
Individual pupil winners £30 Book Voucher
Paired pupil winners £15 Book Voucher each
Each school whose pupil(s) produce winning work will also receive a voucher to spend on RE Resources for their school.
In addition, a certificate will be emailed to all participants who took part in the competition.
How do my pupils enter the competition?
All entries should be listed on the Competition Entry Form 2022 which must accompany all submissions.
Entries should consist of a maximum of 500 words or maximum 2-minute audio or visual file, plus a title and references if appropriate. Each entry file name should clearly state the name of the pupil, the key stage and school. Entries can only be sent in by teachers on behalf of pupils.
Blogs can be word-processed or hand-written. If the blog is hand-written a photograph of the work should be taken, and if appropriate a teacher can transcribe the words underneath for clarity. Please note shorter blogs and blogs with pictures from young pupils are very welcome.
Vlogs or audio files can be submitted using a WeTransfer link – pasting the link into the competition form. Each vlog file must have the name of the pupil, key stage and school. The vlog/audio file should be a maximum of 2 minutes in length. You can transcribe the file if you wish and submit it with the entry, but this is optional. The competition organisers will not transcribe files.
If you have any questions about the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be received by noon on Monday 14th March 2022.
Terms and Conditions
- Entries can only be submitted by teachers on behalf of pupils.
- Entrants must be aged between 5-18 and in full time education.
- Entries can only be submitted by emailing email@example.com
- Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy.
- The judging panel reserves the right to reject entries over 500 words or over 2-minutes in length
- All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
- All citations must be clearly referenced.
- The content of the blog, visual or audio file should not identify the pupil or any other person without their written permission.
- For entries by pupils under the age of thirteen parental approval must be sought by the school before submitting work. For winning entries of pupils under the age of thirteen Culham St Gabriel’s will ask to see this parental consent before publishing.
- Any pupil information (names, ages, school) that is provided in the entries is used in the legitimate interest of processing entries and managing the competition.
- We only use pupil information for winners and highly commended entries that are displayed on the website. We will write winning pupil certificates and vouchers and send them to the school. We will display pupils first name, age and school on the website alongside the appropriate blog, visual or audio file. We can remove any of these details from the website at your request.
- Winning visual files displayed on our website will enable pupils to be facially recognised if they are speaking to camera. Teachers should take this into account when considering the type of entries they wish their pupils to make.