Take part in our Solutions Culture Competition to give your students a chance to show the world what makes their country special, by directing and filming a short film about their local, regional or national culture.

Watch the Solutions Culture Competition video

What's involved?

Students are asked to work in groups of up to 6 to create a film that is no more than 4 minutes long that explains an aspect of their local, regional or national culture. For example, the film could focus on music, dance, art, food, clothing, customs, architecture, festivals or social conventions.

For tips and suggestions, a practical guide on making a short film, sample parental release forms, the judging criteria and lots more, see the Resources box below.

Important: Please note that if you include footage of any members of the public in your video, you MUST obtain consent from them before your video is uploaded to You Tube or you submit your entry to the competition. Please read the competition Terms and Conditions carefully.

Any queries, please get in touch at solutionscompetition@oup.com


1st prize

The teacher responsible for the winning entry will be given an online professional development course, Teaching English to Teenagers run by Oxford Teachers Academy, a choice of 5 books from the Resource Books for Teachers series, and an exclusive Oxford pen.

Each student in the winning group will receive their own Polaroid Cube Action Camera, a pack of bestselling Readers and an Oxford Pen and Pencil set.

Runner up prizes

The four teachers responsible for the runners up entries will be given a complete set of World Stories Readers, and an exclusive Oxford pen.

Each student in the four runners up groups will receive a pack of bestselling Readers.

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Why take part?

  • Helps students to develop their understanding and awareness of culture as part of their English Language Learning.
  • Encourage speaking, listening, writing and reading skills through developing storyboards, scripts, directing, acting and editing their film.
  • Help develop students’ project management, planning, creative and team working skills through taking part.

Sample Clips from Solutions DVD

Solutions Culture Competition Entry Form

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