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National Pop Video Competition 2016

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 10:00
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Do you think you could write a song or rap in a foreign language? Do you have the IT skills to make a video to accompany your song? If so… this competition is for you.

The Routes into Languages South West is inviting you to submit a short video, animated if you prefer, to accompany a song or rap, which you have composed in a foreign language. It has to be an original song or can be loosely based on an existing tune. The competition is open to students between the ages of 11-18 in full time education in all regions across the UK.  

We will videostream your video on the Routes into Languages South West YouTube channel. And there is a special prize – ‘The Online Viewers' Award’ (decided by the general public) - which will be awarded to the winning entry in each region as well as to the overall national winner! You will have a chance to vote for your favourite video after the closing date. The details about it will be posted on our YouTube website before the closing date.

Winning entries will receive a prize of £100 and a trophy. All participants will be given certificates of commendation. 

To view the entries from previous years please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest channel.


For more information and for rules of the competition please download the flyer below.

You can also download the Pop Video A4 poster to put on display in your school - to print out the A4 poster, please save it on your computer first and then print it out. Alternatively, you can request a colourful poster for your school by email:

Booking information: 

To enter this competition please submit your video entry together with your completed entry form (please download below) via to by 10 am Tuesday 3rd May. Please read carefully the rules of the competition on page 2 of the competition flyer (please download the flyer below) before submitting your entry.