RULES 


CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY

The competition will be broken into two categories; both submissions and judging will be done separately, based on these two categories.  Each category has an individual Competition Entry Form, ensure you fill in the correct Entry Form for your category.

The categories are;

TEENAGE (15-17)

To be eligible for this category, all involved making the Entry must be aged between 15 and 17 years of age. A teacher or other adult may provide guidance in the making of the film or appear in it, but they must provide a statement with the Entry to the effect of their involvement and it will be at the discretion of Blue Datto whether the Entry will be eligible for this category (if more than one supervisor, then each must provide a statement).

One Teenage Competition Entry Form must be submitted per Entry (i.e. Film). All group members that are involved in the creation of the film must provide their name and D.O.B to be eligible for the shared cash prize. All group members under the age of 18 who are shown in, mentioned in or whose work has been used in your Entry, must provide written consent from their parent or guardian on the provided Competition Entry Form.

There is no age limit for actors providing they are not entrants claiming a prize and have provided signed consent.

YOUNG ADULTS (18-25): 

To be eligible for this category, all involved making the Entry must be aged between 18 and 25 years of age.

One Young Adult Competition Entry Form must be submitted per Entry (i.e. Film). All group members that were involved in the creation of the film must print, sign and date the provided Entry Form to be eligible for the shared cash prize.

There is no age limit for actors providing they are not entrants claiming a prize and have provided signed consent.


COMPETITION OUTLINE

  •  Entry is Free and open to all Australian residents.
  •  All Films must be made specifically for the Blue Datto Short Film Competition
  •  Each film should be 1- 2-minutes and based on this year’s theme ‘Keep Your Mates Safe’.
  • No footage is to be submitted of people doing dangerous acts whether inside or outside a vehicle. All scenes must be filmed in accordance with the law and applicable occupational health and safety guidelines.
  • You must have the right to use materials in your film (including to music, images, film etc.), and must own copyright in your film.
  •  Two categories – Teenage (15-17) and Young Adult (18 – 25). 
  •  All entrants must register their interest online.
  • All entrants must upload their short film to YouTube, correctly share the private YouTube URL with competitions@bluedatto.org.eu via YouTube, and submit their films private YouTube URL and Competition Entry Form online by the close of entries: midnight AEST, Friday 31st August 2018.
  • Three finalists from each category will be contacted via email and announced on Monday the 1st of October.
  • Selected films from both categories will be in the running to win the Voters Choice Award.
  • The winners will be announced on Saturday the 20th October 2018 at The Blue Datto Foundation’s Annual Gala Night.

Competition Guidelines


IT MUST

• 1-2 minutes in length

• Be truly original

• Incorporate the annual theme: Keep Your Mates Safe

•Relate to the Blue Datto ‘Keeping Safe’ Philosophy

Consider

• You don’t have to have a vehicle in your film to talk about road safety. Think outside the box.

• How can your short film encourage young drivers and passengers to speak up in unsafe situations?

• Young drivers and passengers are overrepresented in road crashes. Why? How can your short film respond to this?

• How can your short film raise awareness and create a plan to combat risky behaviour and choices of young drivers and passengers?

• How can you highlight an issue that speaks to You?

• Think about what has happened to you in and around cars, what could you have done differently?