Staffordshire Day returns for the 7th time on May 1st 2023, and we want your films to help us celebrate our beautiful, historic, thrilling county.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘Learn Something New’, and for the 2023 Staffordshire Day Film Competition, we are looking for entries which tie in with the theme, while also promoting Staffordshire tourism and hospitality.

There are great prizes up for grabs, including a cheque for £250 from sponsors Staffordshire Film Archive, and tickets from Drayton Manor Resort, the SnowDome, Uttoxeter Racecourse, and Nelson's Distillery & Gin School.

Entries can promote anything related to Staffordshire tourism and hospitality, including attractions, country parks, restaurants, pubs and events.

They do not need to be new films, and you don’t have to be from Staffordshire yourself.

We are looking for documentaries, promotional films and animations.

For example, you could enter a vlog based on a visit to a Staffordshire attraction, a TikTok video or Facebook/Instagram Reel filmed on your smartphone, or a Day in the Life documentary focussing on a particular skill or role.

The competition, which is being curated this year by Centre Space Arts, opens on Monday 6th February 2023, with a deadline of Monday 17th April 2023.

Entries will be judged by the award-winning film-makers Darren Teale MBE (Junction 15), Ray Johnson MBE (Staffordshire Film Archive) and Darren Washington (One One Six)

There will be an awards ceremony at the Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, on Monday 1st May, to announce the winners (2pm start). Admission is free and open to all.

If you have any enquiries or issues, please contact the team at or


Best Documentary
Best 3-Minute Promo
Best Animation

An Overall Winner will also be chosen.

Rules & Terms

You do not have to live in Staffordshire to enter, but all entries must be about Staffordshire tourism and/or hospitality.

The panel holds the right to withdraw any entry if the content includes sexual/adult content, or is deemed political/campaigning.

All submissions must hold full copyright or copyright permission from the owner of any music/footage included.

By entering, you are giving permission to Enjoy Staffordshire and We Are Staffordshire to use your submission, with a credit, to market Staffordshire after the competition.

All submissions must have full, written permission from anyone who appears in the film.

Films should be no longer than 20 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • Dave Perry

    Had a great day- excellent festival with some really good films celebrating Staffordshire.. (and obv. was really chuffed to win an award!! Thanks :)

    May 2023
  • Great festival! It was super fun to be a part of it. Everyone there was super nice and it was informative.

    May 2023
  • it was an honour for us being part of this event

    thank you very much

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Rod, for your wonderful review.