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OUP and Guardian team up for film competition
31.08.12 | Joshua Farrington
Oxford University Press and the Guardian are teaming up to run a competition that will pay a student’s tuition fees for a year.
The publisher and newspaper are running a short film competition, with the winner receiving £9,000, to promote OUP’s Very Short Introductions series.
Students are asked to produce a one minute film about a subject close to their hearts, with the Guardian showcasing the entries until Christmas on their website. At the same time, the competition will be promoted in fresher packs, through student publicity, and in university and high street bookshops.
Dan Stewart, head of marketing at OUP, said: “Very Short Introductions explain big subjects with just the right mix of accessibility, wit, and authority; that’s why students and lecturers trust them and love them.
"Our 60-second video challenge is designed to stimulate those thinking and presentation skills amongst the next generation of students.”
The competition launches next week, and runs until December 31st. Entries can be made at http://www.guardian.co.uk/students/veryshortfilm