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Welcome to the 7th Your World global competition!

The Your World global competition is for students in Partner Schools who take UK international qualifications including international A-Level exams through the British Council. It is a film-making competition for students aged 14-17, where teams of three to five students are invited to make a live-action video or animated style video of up to three minutes on their world as they experience it.

We are excited to announce the launch of Your World Video Competition for 2021-2022. Building on the success of previous Your World competitions, we are pleased to inform you that the theme for this year’s competition is Urban living: sustainable cities and communities. This Your World competition links directly into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no 11.

The social action project could be a live action video or animated style video that focus on finding solutions that make our cities and communities safer, resilient, and sustainable. The social action project should aim to make our cities more sustainable through actions that deal with an issue for a community of your choice. The social action project video should highlight an issue and its impact on an identified community which can be the local community or even the school community.

The social action project video could explore one of the following ideas:

  • The effect of cooling buildings to improve the quality of air and the absorption of carbon dioxide
  • The creative use of green areas to reduce stress and increase feelings of wellbeing particularly for young people.
  • Improving buildings to be greener through better airflow and integrating the natural world into their design utilizing local materials
  • The impact of renewable energy such as solar, wind or waterpower on the community

Any other ideas are welcome that look at improving an urban area big or small including even your school over the long term.

In completing the project, students might want to speak to experts in the field of the environment and urban planning and government ministers who might also be persuaded to look at the students’ ideas in more depth.

Each Partner School that would like to participate can submit one entry. Students must work in groups of three to five. 

Each Partner School will choose the best video to send. There will be a country winner, regional and a global winner.

This is a great chance for your students to unleash their creativity. It also presents them with the opportunity to be recognised at a country, regional and a worldwide level thus giving them exposure to other cultures and boosting their confidence as well as providing them a valuable addition to their CVs and applications for further education.

We are very much looking forward to your school’s participation and see what your students have to offer in the young film-making world.

If you are a British Council Partner Schools, then please confirm your interest in participation by 22 October 2021 to your local British Council School Exams representative.

Watch the global winning video from Your World competition 2019/2020.

For further information, please contact your local British Council Schools Exams representative.