Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural 9/11 National Schools Competition, the 9/11 London Project is once again offering students the chance to win a trip to New York this September 8-12th which will include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. A winner and runner up will be selected for both questions in each category. All 8 students will win a trip to New York for the 12th anniversary. In addition each of the four category winners will receive a £500 cash prize.
To see what happened when the six prize winners visited New York last September, take a look at the video below and have a look at our 2012 winners’ page.
All you have to do is tell us either ‘HOW DID 9/11 CHANGE THE WORLD?’ or ‘WHY AND HOW WOULD YOU KEEP THE MEMORY OF 9/11 ALIVE IN THE UK?’ We want you to use your imagination by sending us an original, creative and thoughtful piece of work.
You can send us either:
- a short film (3 - 5 minutes, under 75mb)
- a 1200 word (approx) essay
The winner will be chosen by our expert judging panel which includes Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre and Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey CBE, historian and broadcaster Simon Schama CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson CBE and Director, the Institute of Education, London University, Professor Chris Husbands. See full list below.
The competition is open to all UK students between the ages of 14 and 16 from now until 31st May 2013.
There are no restrictions on the number of entries per school.
Please read the terms and conditions to find out more about the competition.
Entries will be judged against the following criteria. Each criterion is equally weighted.
|The criteria are:
||Originality and inventiveness
||A distinctive piece of work which offers an original take
A work which offers a distinctive approach to the topic
Evidence of inventive use of the chosen form
||Clarity and communication
||A piece of work which communicates with clarity
A piece of work which uses ideas efficiently and effectively
||Knowledge and understanding
||Demonstrates a clear knowledge of the events and process presented
Evidence of high level of understanding
||Aspiration and Inspiration
||An inspirational ‘wow’ factor
An aspiration to broaden others’ understanding and vision
Register to keep in touch with the 9/11 National Schools Competition
- Professor Chris Husbands (CHAIR) - Director, Institute of Education, University of London
- Charles Saumarez Smith CBE - Secretary and Chief Executive Royal Academy of Arts
- Cliff Chanin - Director of Education and Public Programmes, The National September 11 Memorial and Museum
- Dame Sally Coates DBE - Principal, Burlington Danes Academy
- Dr Yvonne Burne OBE - 9/11 London Project Trustee and Ex Headteacher of City of London School for Girls
- Peter Rosengard - 9/11 London Project, Founder and Chairman
- Mark Napier - Independent Consultant in Finance and Development. UK 9/11 Family Member
- Simon Schama CBE - Professor of Art History and History, Columbia University NYC, Broadcaster, Author
- Patrick Earnshaw - Head Teacher, Carr Hill School, Kirkham, Lancashire
- Lee A Ielpi - President, September 11th Families' Association: Tribute WTC Visitor Center
- Edie Lutnick - Co–founder and Executive Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
- Kevin Spacey - Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre, Oscar winning actor
- John Simpson CBE - BBC World Affairs Editor
- Harvey and Allison McGrath
- Lord Fink
- Carey Group Plc