A competition run in partnership with The Great Northern Creative Expo & the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to discover the best up-and-coming talents in the creative industries around the UK.

Every year, The Great Northern Creative Expo seeks out only the best projects to include in the ‘Official Selection’. Filmmakers and alumni from all around the globe submit their work year upon year hoping to secure a place in the Expo’s line-up.

This year for the first time, The Great Northern Creative Expo is seeking out the next generation of talented young animators, filmmakers, song-writers, photographers, musicians and writers to become a part of our ‘Official Selection 2020’ with dedicated student categories. We believe that to be able to thrive in the creative industries, we must embrace new ideas and new ways of thinking; so we invite any student with an idea to enter.

The Student competitions are open to all UK students aged 16-18 and in full-time education. Please submit a copy your student I.D with your application, if you are not applying via your educational institution account.

MOVING IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The category carries a maximum running time of 30 minutes, there is no minimum runtime 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.

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 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 2020. 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 does not accept submissions from International students.

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 into English.

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, if 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.

SCREENWRITING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submission must be submitted as a typed .pdf document. We do not accept hard copy submissions. Submission is via our official FilmFreeway platform only.

The work must not exceed three pages in length. Your submission should be longer than two pages.

All work submitted must be your own, and have the permission of any other authors credited on the work.

The Great Northern Creative Expo only accepts completed works.

Your entry must include contact details including; your name, address, telephone number and email address.

The link submitted with your entry must not expire before the completion of The Great Northern Creative Expo 2020. Should your link expire, you will be required to submit a new entry with the new active link.

All entries in the Screenwriting Student category must be made by students living in the United Kingdom. The Screenwriting Student category does not accept submissions from International students.

All submissions must be in the English language; if your entry is in any other language then English it will not be considered for inclusion.

You will retain all copyright for your submission. However, by submitting your work 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.

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 song/ music 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 material 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 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.