Your World is the first ever global student competition organised by the British Council. Students from O and A levels across the globe have been invited to create and submit videos 

What is the “Your World” competition? 

Your World is the first ever global student competition organised by the British Council. Students from O and A levels across the globe have been invited to create and submit videos on ‘Your World’: their lives and their communities for the world to see. This is an excellent chance for students to use and hone their creative skills, alongside academic learning. 

The competition is based on what typically happens in their school, or on work they do in their community. With the competition, students answer the basic question: ‘What will encourage someone from a country very different to mine to click on the film made by me and my classmates?’  

Entry mechanics

There are two categories: 

  • Students aged between 14 and 16
  • Students aged between 17 and 19 

Each school can submit two entries, one from each of the category, above. 

  • Students, via their schools, submit video content as an mp4 file
  • It should be a video of no more than 3 minutes recorded on any device such as phones, ipads, video cameras…etc.
  • Schools to upload the videos on Vimeo
  • Production quality is not included in our judging criteria
  • Criteria of selection will be based on: 
  1. Content
  2. Structure
  3. Visual design
  4. Overall experience 

Participation 

Thousands of students from 11 countries are participating in the competition: 

Countries

Schools participating

Kuwait

9

Bangladesh

11

Qatar

1

Egypt

14

Jordon

9

Pakistan

95

Srilanka

8

Saudi Arabia

25

UAE

9

Nigeria

11

Sudan

1

Timeline 

Date

Action

19 November

Launch date to School

15 December

Schools to submit registration details

31 December

British Council to review all received registration and finalize participations

26 February

Deadline for video submission

15 March

British Council to announce local / country level winner

29 March

British Council to announce Global winner

26 April

British Council to co-ordinate prize delivery

Prizes 

There will be a certificate ceremony for all students who enter. The winner at country level will then go to the regional finals to decide global winner. The global winner will be invited to attend a summer school in the UK at a British Council accredited school 

See below for Terms and Conditions.

 

All the videos that have been entered for the competition can be viewed here: https://britishcouncilyw.vids.io/