A-level students in Eastbourne are being encouraged to take part in the Political Studies Association’s Schools’ Video Competition.
This year’s event, which is supported by former MP, Caroline Ansell, is looking for young people to explore the question: ‘Fake News: Is this the end of facts?’.
Groups are invited to submit short videos, examining what fake news is, what effect it may be having on the political landscape and what it means for expert opinion and ‘factual’ knowledge.
“I’m passionate about young people becoming more engaged in politics, with both my politician and teacher hats on, so I’m really supporting this competition,” said Caroline.
“The PSA is offering a good prize for the winners and I do hope local A-Level students will get involved and offer their views on fake news and what it means as this is an important debate right now in our communities.”
The annual competition, sponsored by YouGov, is open to post-16 students who will be studying during the academic year 2017-18.
Shortlisted groups will be invited to Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster to discuss the ideas raised in their video with a panel of politicians, journalists and academics.
The winners of the Schools' Short Video Competition will receive their award at the PSA’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Westminster on 5 December. On top of this, the winning students get a week’s work experience with the YouGov political team during their school holidays.
Full competition details for 2017 and how to enter are published on the PSA’s website.