The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the creative talent that has been developed at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and to also introduce to the world, the fantastic students and professionals that we have working at the University, whilst opening our doors to the city, to the North and the world beyond.

Once again, the expo will introduce a variety of talent which will include film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all.

The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talents (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer students, academics and the general public the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!

Best Short Animation - Standard
Best Short Documentary/Non-Fiction - Standard
Best Short Fiction - Comedy - Standard
Best Short Fiction - Drama/Other Genres - Standard
Best Music Video - Standard

Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

Best Student Moving Image Work

Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.
The winning entrant will be awarded a £500 voucher to purchase equipment in their
specialist area.
If connected with an educational institution, the institution of the winning entrant will be
awarded £500 for the creative department of which the student entered.

UCLan Creative Competition: Moving Image

Best Work - 1st Place - UCLan Creative Competition - Moving Image
Best Work - 2nd Place - UCLan Creative Competition - Moving Image
Best Work - 3rd Place - UCLan Creative Competition - Moving Image

Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

WHEN DOES THE GREAT NORTHERN CREATIVE EXPO TAKE PLACE?
The Great Northern Creative Expo will take place November 18th-23rd, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry delegates and film fans.

ENTRY COSTS
British and International Creatives (all categories) – $7

WHAT CATEGORIES DO YOU ACCEPT?
Animation (under 30 minutes)
Documentary/Non-Fiction (under 30 minutes)
Fiction – Comedy (under 30 minutes)
Fiction – Drama/Other Genres (under 30 minutes)
Music Video (under 30 minutes)
Moving Image (under 30 minutes) – Student Only Category
Photography – Student Only Category
Songwriting – Student Only Category
UCLan Creative Competition: Moving Image (under 30 minutes) – UCLan Students & Alumni Only

SUBMISSION TIMETABLE
Entries open MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2019
Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019
The TGNCE19 Official Selection will be announced TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
The Great Northern Creative Expo will take place from 18TH-23RD NOVEMBER 2019
Winners will be announced at the TGNCE19 Awards on 22ND NOVEMBER 2019

PRIZES
Standard Competition Prizes
Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

Moving Image (Student) Competition Prizes
Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.
The winning entrant will be awarded a £500 voucher to purchase equipment in their specialist area.
If connected with an educational institution, the institution of the winning entrant will be awarded £500 for the creative department of which the student entered.

UCLan Creative Competition Prizes
Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

MOVING IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
-All category submissions carry a maximum running time of 30 minutes, there is no minimum run-time for any category.
-There is no premiere requirement for The Great Northern Creative Expo; we consider all films, whether they have received a screening at other festivals, nationally or internationally, or not.
-We request all entries have a completion date from 2016 or after. We will not accept entries completed before January 1st 2016.
-The Great Northern Creative Expo only accepts completed works as we are only able to evaluate one version of each film.
-We do not accept hard copy submissions. Submission is via our official FilmFreeway platform only.
-You can submit as many entries to the multiple categories as you’d like. You only need to create one FilmFreeway account and upon doing so, you may submit individual applications for the multiple competitions.
-Your entry must include contact details including; your name, address, telephone number and email address.
-Your film must be entirely your own work and must not include any copyrighted material, including sounds or music.
-The link submitted with your entry must not expire before the completion of The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019. Should your link expire, you will be required to submit a new entry with the new active link.
-All entries in the Moving Image Student category must be made by students living in the United Kingdom. The Moving Image Student category do not accept submissions from International students.
-The UCLan Creative Competition can only be entered into by current UCLan students or UCLan alumni. UCLan students are not eligible to enter the Moving Image Student Category.
-All films must be in the English language; if your entry is in any other language then English your entry must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
-All submission fees are final. We are unable to grant any waivers.

PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
-All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe on the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parent/guardians if those featured are under 16 years of age.
-Entrants must not have broken/breached any laws when taking their submitted photographs.
-All images submitted must be 4000 Pixels on its longest side at a minimum of 300ppi (Pixels per inch) with a colour profile of SrGB.
-A maximum of three submissions per named entrant. You must complete a separate entry for each work and you will be charged for each submission.
-The winners will be selected by our judging panel over the week of the Expo.
-We do not accept hard copy submissions. Submission is via our official FilmFreeway platform only.
-You must provide a high-resolution JPEG file is the quality of the uploaded file is deemed insufficient by the judging panel.
-All entries in the Student categories must be made by students living in the United Kingdom. The Student categories do not accept submissions from International students.
-You will retain all copyright for your submission. However, by submitting the photos to the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to The Great Northern Creative Expo and its partners to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

SONGWRITING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
-All entries must be the original work of the entrant/entrants and must not infringe on the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright in all audio works entered.
-The work has a maximum length of four minutes and thirty-seconds.
-You must submit your entry in the form of an .mp3 file. No other file type will be accepted or considered.
-All entries in the Student categories must be made by students living in the United Kingdom. The Student categories do not accept submissions from International students.
-You will retain all copyright for your submission. However, by submitting the photos to the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to The Great Northern Creative Expo and it’s partners to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

*PLEASE NOTE: These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notification.