This Competition is now CLOSED

Summary of competition:

Who's it for?

Primary School classes in Northern Ireland with pupils aged between 9 - 11

What's involved?

  • All entrants must produce:
    • A suggested itinerary for a 'day-out' in their area, suitable for under 12's
    • A poster to include their own 'brand logo' for publicising their "day out"
    • A story board outlining a short film the class would make about their area if they get through to the finals.
  • Finalists must:
    • Produce a Travel Brochure detailing aspects of the 'day out' outlined in the previously submitted poster and itinerary.
    • Produce a short film of no more than 4 minutes promoting all or part of their "day out".
    • Send a team to present all five elements to the judging panel.
    • Representing teams on finalist's day will enjoy a Belfast City Bus tour (arranged by NITB) restricted to 6 pupils and 2 accompanying adults.

Why should we take part?

  • It's a great way to explore your local area with a purpose.
  • Taking part means your pupils will use ICT to create at least three pieces of work which count towards CCEA's ICT Accreditation.

When does it all have to be done by?

  • All classes taking part in the competition must register between 4 October and 17 December 2010.
  • All entries must be received by 14 February 2011.
  • Six shortlisted finalists will be announced by 4 March 2011.
  • Workshops for finalists will take place between 14 - 25 March 2011.
  • Filming sessions will take place between 11 - 22 April 2011.
  • Six copies of the Travel Brochures to be with the BBC by 23 April 2011.
  • Final judging and Awards Ceremony on 2 June 2011.
  • "Day Out" for winning class to be taken by end of June 2011.


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Full terms and conditions

BBC Northern Ireland My Place, My Space Terms and Conditions.

Please note this competition is now closed.

  1. The BBC's code of conduct for competitions applies to this competition. You can read more about it here: BBC Competitions Policy
  2. Entry is open to all primary school classes in Northern Ireland with pupils between 9 - 11 years of age.
  3. All schools participating in this competition must ensure the entry is significantly and substantially the children's own work.
  4. Participants must not be a close relative of a BBC employee or any person connected to the competition. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.
  5. Participating schools must ensure that each child taking part has the consent of his/her parent or guardian. Proof of relevant consents may be requested.
  6. One entry is permitted for each class. If any class submits more than one entry, only the first entry received will be considered.
  7. To enter the competition, class teachers must register their interest between 4 October 2010 and 17 December 2010. Classes not registered between these dates will not be eligible to take part in the competition.

    To register, visit

    The class teacher named on the entry form will be the main contact for the BBC and will be responsible for obtaining all permissions necessary from the Head Teacher of the school and the parent/guardian of children involved in advance of entering the competition.

    The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition. Please see the BBC's Privacy Policy.
  8. For each class entering the competition, the following will be required:
    • A suggested itinerary for a ‘day-out’ in their area, suitable for under 12’s; and
    • A poster to include their own ‘brand logo’ for publicising their 'day out'; and
    • A storyboard outlining a short film the class would make about their area if they get through to the finals. These short films should be no more than 4 minutes duration.
  9. Submissions of the material outlined in clause 8 must be with the BBC by the 14 February 2011. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.
  10. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. These can be downloaded from

    Information required will include:

    • Head teacher's name, telephone number and email address;
    • School name, address and details of county where school resides;
    • Class teacher’s name, telephone number and email address;
    • Year and number of pupils;
    • Date of submission;
    • Confirmation from class teacher that they have read the terms and conditions of the competition and have adhered to them.
  11. Completed entry forms can be submitted along with the documents outlined in clause 8 by either:
    • uploading to in any of the following formats: jpg, docs, pdf, rtf; or
    • by posting to:
      My Place My Space Competition,
      BBC Learning,
      First floor,
      Broadcasting House,
      Ormeau Avenue,
  12. All entries must be the original work of the class and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The BBC accepts no liability if entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to fully indemnify the BBC against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules.
  13. Entries must not contain defamatory or any other unsuitable material. Entries must be suitable to be broadcast by the BBC to audiences of all ages.
  14. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to the BBC a non-exclusive licence to broadcast their entry across all media, as well as use it on any online platforms.
  15. Entrants permit the BBC to edit or change entries in any way it may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in the competition and the uses set out in clause 14 above.
  16. By providing their name and contact details on the entry form the teacher warrants that the entry complies with these terms and conditions and that all participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  17. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Exploring There is evidence that pupils have made use of a variety of safe and reliable sources to obtain information about their area.
    • Expressing Pupils have used a range of media to integrate text, data and images in order to present their area and communicate their message about it in a way that shows a clear understanding of their audience.
    • Exchanging Members of the team have shared information and ideas with each other effectively in order to arrive at an agreed outcome.
    • Evaluating The submission shows that pupils have reviewed their work as it progressed in order to make improvements and have used the evaluation also to look ahead and to plan for future possibilities.
    • Exhibiting The outcome of their work succeeds in showcasing the features of interest in the school’s area in a way that would be of real interest to children of a similar age.
  18. Judging will be by members of the BBC NI Learning team, led by the Managing Editor, Learning, BBC NI, using the criteria set in clause 17.
  19. One entry will be shortlisted from each county in Northern Ireland and will go through to the final round in the competition. These finalists will be announced on 4th March 2011.
  20. Each shortlisted school will be offered a workshop day and a one day filming session. A member of BBC staff will contact the schools between 7 - 9 March 2011 to discuss dates and details for both days. If the school cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the BBC reserves the right to offer the place in the final round to the next best entry.
    • Workshops: These will take place in the shortlisted schools and assistance to the class will be given in preparing for the final round of judging. Workshops will take place between 14 - 25 March 2011.
    • Filming Session: One day's filming assistance will be given by the BBC for a maximum of 6 pupils who can be accompanied by 2 adults representing the school. The recorded material will be given to the BBC on completion of the filming session and the BBC will edit the material for the entrants. Filming sessions will take place between 11 - 22 April 2011.
    • Schools' entering the competition agree pupils will be available during the above timeframes to take part in Workshop and Filming sessions.
  21. For each shortlisted school, the following two additional items will be required:
    • A short film of no more than 4 minutes promoting all or part of their ‘day out’ (prepared with the help of the BBC as outlined above); and
    • A Travel Brochure detailing aspects of the ‘day out’ outlined in the previously submitted poster and itinerary.
    • This should be with the BBC no later than the 23 April 2011

      six copies should be posted to:

      My Place My Space Competition
      Ormeau Avenue
      Co Antrim
      BT2 8HQ
  22. Final judging will take place on the morning of 2 June 2011 at the BBC, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Shortlisted classes will be represented by a maximum of 6 pupils, accompanied by no more than 2 adults. The pupils will present all five elements of work outlined in clauses 8 and 21 to a panel of 5 judges.

    The judging panel will consist of 3 representatives of the BBC and 2 external members representing the tourism industry and education in NI. The lead judge will be the Managing Editor, Learning, BBC NI.

    The overall winner will be declared at an Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of the judging day.
  23. The name of the winning school and the names of the children involved will be posted on 3 June 2011 on the website at
  24. The first prize will consist of:
    • a My Place, My Space school trophy and
    • media equipment up to the value of £1,000 (provided by BBC) and
    • a day out for the winning class to a Northern Ireland Tourist Attraction including transport (arranged by NITB, maximum capacity 40 people).

    The five remaining finalists will receive a finalist’s trophy.

    There are no cash alternatives and the prizes may not be sold or transferred in any circumstances.
  25. Finalists may be filmed or interviewed and entrants must agree to take part in any publicity if required.
  26. In the event of a tie, in either of the two stages the lead Judge will have the casting vote.
  27. The BBC's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  28. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions or to withhold or withdraw a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  29. The BBC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on the following website:
  30. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, internet access, postal system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  31. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Northern Ireland.

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