Films will be judged on originality, creativity and approach. You are encouraged to be as creative as you wish with tools and materials to include paper, photography, clay, digital apps and other tools. The most important thing is to have fun with it and show us your fantastic ideas.
The Judging Panel will choose a winner and runner-up for both the Primary and Secondary school sectors in the Spring of 2020. These will be announced in late March at a special location in London, of which details will follow in due course.
Historian, Writer, Broadcaster, Television presenter
Dan is the son of British journalist and historian Peter Snow. He began his TV career in 2002 alongside his father and they have, since then, collaborated on many projects for television and co-written several books. Dan’s own work continues to take him all over the world, discovering ancient treasures, lost empires, retracing ancient trade routes and celebrating the triumphs and sacrifices made by our ancestors. In 2017 he launched an online history channel called History Hit TV which has become the UK’s leading destination for history fans with over 10,000 members and growing daily. The channel gives members access to hundreds of history documentaries, exclusive podcasts and interviews with experts, historians and most importantly, wherever possible, those who were actually there.
Kate Rhodes James is a renowned casting director who started as an assistant to Debbie McWilliams 25 years ago, working on the James Bond franchise. Kate continued to work with Debbie for the following 5 years where they also worked on Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet amongst many other projects. Kate also worked with Janey Fothergill on numerous film and television projects and with Lucas Films on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Since setting up on her own, Kate has worked on many varying projects including Cold Feet, Bleak House, Sense and Sensibility, Line of Duty, Sherlock, Bodyguard and many others. Films include Their Finest, Pirates! (with Aardman), and Hangman. Most recently Kate has been working with Ridley Scott on Raised by Wolves a new series for TNT. Cursed written by Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler for Netflix. The Long Song for the BBC/NBCU and Catherine the Great with Helen Mirren for HBO/Cinemax. Kate is presently casting a new adaptation of Dracula for BBC/Netflix. Kate has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards and is the proud recipient of the inaugural UK CDG Award for Best Casting in a television series for Bodyguard.
Series Producer, BBC Children’s – Animation & Puppetry
Barry first got involved in animation by helping to launch Cartoon Network in the Asia Pacific region in the 1990s. He has since worked with Disney, Nickelodeon and for the past 12 years the BBC where he helped develop and create many of their best known animated brands including Go Jetters, Kerwhizz and The Numtums. He has also series produced major animation series including: Tree Fu tom, Bitz & Bob and currently Love Monster, a 54 episode series based on the best selling books.
Partnerships Director at Culture24
Anra works nationally and internationally to help museums and galleries connect with people, leading and advising on a wide range of publishing, audience engagement, education and research initiatives. In a previous life she was a teacher and still loves, most of all, working with children and schools to help them discover the magic of museums. Culture24 publishes MuseumCrush.org for adults and Show.Me.uk for children, bringing museum collections to life. Anra was a founding trustee of the pioneering Kids in Museums charity and is one of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre’s new Industry Champions. She’s judged the national Family Friendly Museum Awards and Bafta Children’s Interactives, but is expecting even more fabulous work from this competition!