In BFI’s See Yourself on Screen challenge 2021, we’re giving you the chance to submit an idea for an original TV show, for the chance to create and broadcast your programme to the UK. Make sure your parent/guardian reads this information before you apply. Read the competition page before you fill in the entry form and upload your 30-second idea.

Rules for BFI’s See Yourself on Screen challenge

BFI’s See Yourself on Screen Challenge (the “Competition”) is open to all UK residents (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle Of Man) aged between 4 and 18 years of age on SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021 (the closing date for entries) except the children or close relatives of BFI employees, BAFTA, FYI News, ViacomCBS, S4C, TG4, ITV or Channel 4 employees or any persons closely connected with the Competition. The BFI reserves the right to request proof of age for entrants as well as parent’s or guardian’s consent. Only one entry per person may be submitted. No joint entries will be allowed.

  1. To enter the competition entrants must:
  • Think of a brilliant idea for a TV show of the future – for 2096. 
  • Write up a short description of your idea and tell us why you would like to see it on TV in 2096 ready to put into the online entry form. You’ve only got up to 200 words to use!
  • Film a 30-second video of your idea, explaining what your TV show is and why you think you should go through to the next round of the See Yourself on Screen Challenge.

For each age category one back-up entry will act as standby to replace any entries that in the verification process need to be excluded from the competition.

The programme idea must:

- Be original and not copy a current show on TV

- Reflect life in the UK and be inspired by what life could be like in the future for young people

- Be informative, imaginative and entertaining

    1. Entry is via the entry form
    1. If entrants submit more than one entry, we will judge the first entry received and disregard the others.
    1. The entry must be the entrant’s own original work and not defame nor breach copyright or contain anything that could be deemed offensive.
    1. All submissions must include: the entrant’s name, date of birth, address including postcode, parent/guardian’s name and a contact telephone number which can be filled in on the appropriate sections of the website entry form. Entrants should ask their parent/guardian’s permission to enter the Competition and ensure they have read the Terms and Conditions. This must be confirmed by completing the tick box on the entry form. The telephone number provided must allow you to be contacted between MONDAY 12 2021 and WEDNESDAY 14 JULY 2021 as part of the verification process.
    1. All entrants must enter the Competition by submitting their 30-second video and entry form through the BFI website only. There is no postal option.
    1. Entries must be RECEIVED by no later than 6pm SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021. Late, incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. The BFI cannot take any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction, including but not limited to any affecting UK broadband, which may result in any entry being delayed, lost or not properly being uploaded to the BFI website. The BFI will not be able to acknowledge receipt of entries or return any entries.
    1. Entrants retain the copyright in the expression of their original ideas but by entering the Competition the entrant and their parent/guardian grants to the BFI a perpetual, exclusive, sub-licensable royalty-free licence to broadcast, publish, exhibit, make available or otherwise use their entry in all media, including but not limited to on the BFI website, social media channels and UK public service broadcasters. For the avoidance of doubt, no fees or expenses will be paid for the creation of any part of the entry. It is a condition of entry that the winner’s parent/carer/guardian to waive all moral rights the winners may have in their developed idea that is broadcast. If you have any concerns about this requirement, we would advise you not to enter.
    1. All entries will be judged in the first instance by industry experts connected to the BFI. This first judging panel will decide which entries should be put forward to the second stage of judging. The first judging round will select the three best entries for each of the following channel categories.
      • Category 1: Entrants aged 4-7 (Milkshake)
      • Category 2: Entrants aged 8-13 (CITV)
      • Category 3: Entrants aged 14-18 (E4)
      • Category 4: Entrants aged 4-18 in Welsh language (S4C)
      • Category 5: Entrants aged 4-18 in Irish language (TG4)
    1. 15 verified entries in total will go through from the first round of judging to the second round of judging.
    2. The second judging stage will look at the three best finalists for each channel category (15 entries in total) and be carried out by a judging panel of industry experts and UK broadcasters connected to the BFI. The panel will choose one winner from each category (five entries in total) which will then become our six winners across each category for each channel – Milkshake (Channel 5), CITV, E4, S4C and TG4
    3. All entries will be judged against the following criteria:
    1. The prizes consist of:
    • The five winners will receive virtual masterclasses from some of the most influential people in TV, before they go and shoot their mini TV show at home/in the garden.
    • The final winning mini TV shows will premiere on UK television for the entire nation to watch in Autumn 2021.
    1. The winners must be available to attend the virtual masterclass on mutually agreed dates with the BFI. The winner must be accompanied for the masterclass by a parent/guardian. The BFI reserves the right to change them due to availability of the industry experts.
       
    2. Telephone calls will be made to the 15 short listed entrants and their parent/guardians between MONDAY 12 JULY 2021 and WEDNESDAY 14 JULY 2021 in order to check eligibility. If an entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the BFI reserves the right to offer their place to the next best entrant. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. Entries cannot be returned to entrants.
       
    3. The prizes will be as stated. The prizes cannot be transferred and there is no cash alternative.
       
    4. The FIVE winners will be notified from WEDNESDAY 21 JULY 2021 by telephone or videocall, using the contact details provided in their entry.
      In the event that any of the winners are found to be in breach of the rules or fails to take up their prize for any reason, the BFI reserve the right to offer the prize to another entrant who will be ranked in order of merit but it is not obliged to do so.
       
    5. The BFI’s and the judges’ decision is final. No correspondence relating to the Competition will be entered into.
       
    6. Entrants will be expected to take part in Competition publicity for the BFI.  
       
    7. The BFI reserves the right to cancel the Competition or change any of these rules at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Any such changes will be duly communicated through the BFI website and social channels. The BFI cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen events relating to, or the cancellation of any related element of this Competition outside of the control of the BFI.
       
    8. The parent/carer/guardian of an applicant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions when consenting to the application of the relevant entrant.
       
    9. The BFI and/or any other organisation associated with the Competition accepts no liability for any damage, loss, liabilities (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damage) injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition, not being able to enter the Competition or accepting any of the prizes. Nothing shall exclude the liability of the BFI for (i) fraud (ii) for death or personal injury as a result of that party’s negligence, or (iii) any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law. In no event shall the BFI and/or any other organisation associated with the Competition’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, or causes of action exceed the price of the relevant prize.
       
    10. If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive, remain in full force and effect.
       
    11. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.