Ofcom and FT Competition for Students

Share your ideas about the future of TV to win!

Image of smartphone and laptopThe way people watch TV is changing. More and more people are streaming shows online and watching TV when it suits them, rather than watching traditional broadcast TV. This has been helped by the growth of streaming services like Netflix, and also because people now watch TV on lots of different devices, like smart phones and tablets.

Younger viewers are crucial to the future success of the UK’s public service broadcasters – BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C and STV – and how they adapt to the changes in how people are watching TV. So it’s especially important for us to hear your creative ideas and thoughts about the future of TV.

Ofcom and The Financial Times are inviting all students aged 16-18 to submit a video or a blog post in response to the following question:

What must traditional broadcasters and streaming services do to make sure they appeal to the audiences of tomorrow?

The competition closes on 30 June 2020 (23:59) and we will announce the winners on this website.

How to enter

If you are aged 16-18 and would like to take part, decide whether you’d like to submit either a video or blog post – you can only enter one – in response to the question: What must traditional broadcasters and streaming services do to make sure they appeal to the audiences of tomorrow?

In your entries, we’ll be looking for original and innovative ideas, convincing arguments, and clearly expressed thoughts. We want to see as much creativity as possible – so let your ideas run wild!

Videos and blogs will be judged as separate categories. Staff from Ofcom and The Financial Times will judge the entries. Independent third-parties may also be engaged to judge the entries.

There is a limit of one entry per student.

By entering the competition, you agree to our terms and conditions (PDF, 182.8 KB). We welcome applications in English or Welsh.

Schools entering the contest are encouraged to register the school at: www.ft.com/schoolsarefree

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