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Young filmmakers competition - win £250 of shopping vouchers!

We’re looking for short films by young people that tell stories about the everyday risks they face.

Young people often think they’re indestructible, but the facts tell a different story. Did you know road crashes are the world’s biggest killer of teenagers?

Films should cover one of four subjects - fire, road crashes, hoax calls or water safety.

  • How you do this is entirely up to you, as long as it fits in with the rules.
  • You might be lucky enough to have use of a video camera, but you can make your film on a smartphone if you like.
  • Remember, creativity is the most important thing - your film doesn’t need to be expertly shot and you don’t need to be a film student.
  • But we are looking for work that encourage people to take responsibility for their safety and the safety of those around them.
  • Don’t be afraid to shock or surprise, but do remember to stay safe while you’re making your film.

How to enter

Three simple steps...

Step 1: Make your film, making sure you've followed the rules.

Step 2: Upload to YouTube. You’ll need a YouTube account to do this, but registering is very quick and free of charge.

Step 3: Complete the entry form:

We will then add to your video to our Facebook page where people will be able to watch and comment on your efforts.

The competition will close on 31 May 2013, and the winners will be announced in June 2013.

Looking for ideas?

You’ll find lots of information on our website under the Your Safety section, but a search of the internet will also provide you with inspiration. You can also look at our KFRS YouTube channel and we've added some links to get you started in the sidebar on the right of this page.


  • 1st place: £250  of shopping vouchers
  • 2nd place: £150 of shopping vouchers
  • 3rd place: £100 of shopping vouchers 

More information

Please contact Alex Griffin in Community Safety at Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Call 01622 692 121 or email

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