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ROscars return to Yorkshire!

The annual Rotherham Oscars returned yet again last month to inspire young, creative individuals within the Rotherham borough.  Students from surrounding schools must create either:

  • A video or an animation lasting no longer than 3 minutes
  • A piece of music or a performance lasting no longer than 5 minutes
  • A piece of art of photography
  • A piece of Creative Writing such as a short story or poem

After individuals have submitted their work a shortlist is formed in time for the ROscars ceremony, where students will receive prizes for their creative pieces.  Previous winners include Rebecca Stewart who won the Key Stage Five fictional award for her short film ‘Across the Tracks’ as well as walking away with the ‘Best in Show’ award.

Rebecca Stewart’s short film ‘Across the Tracks’ is available to watch here.

Awards have fallen under categories such as Fiction or Non-Fiction, however, this year the ROscars’ awards have a slight twist.  Due to Britain hosting the 2012 Olympics in London, each submission from students must come under one of Olympic themes, listed below:

  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Equality
  • Excellence
  • Friendship
  • Inspiration
  • Respect

The ceremony for the ROscars was again hosted at Magna Science Adventure Centre, where Wales High School came out of the ROscars with an impressive seven golds, including pieces from Film and Animation, to Creative Writing.  I caught up with a Year 13 student, and head boy of Wales High School – James Brookes, after he won an award for Year 13 Creative Writing.

“Oh, it was wonderful!  After putting so much effort into writing my piece, thinking about all the description and particularly wanting to make it fall in line with the theme of determination, it was a real honour to have it recognised with such a reward.  I’m glad the words and values behind them shone through int he end.”

James’ and the rest of Wales High’s winners entries can be viewed here!

Unfortunately for this year, the ROscars are over.  But if you are a student based in the Yorkshire area – the ROscars could be the competition for you, when it returns next year.

Area: Yorkshire
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About Jack Burrows

So - I'm Jack! I hold a personal interest for filmmaking/scriptwriting and also Creative Writing. Two of my biggest inspirations are Steve Jobs and J.K Rowling. You can follow me on Twitter : @jrburrows Tumblr - http://jrburrows.tumblr.com/ Blogspot - http://tappingatthekeyboard.blogspot.co.uk/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/FirTreesProductions?feature=mhee

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