Project SHOUT University Challenge is Back for 2018

Project SHOUT is a national campaign first launched in September 2015, to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and show the real importance of installing a carbon monoxide alarm. Every year in the UK, over 200 people are hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, leading to approximately one death a week.

As the campaign enters its third year we are asking film students across the UK to help us further raise awareness of this deadly gas.

This competition gives you the opportunity to follow a real brief, see your video on the big screen and mingle with industry experts.

Project SHOUT challenges you to produce a short film, no longer than 2 minutes long, to raise awareness of carbon monoxide.

We want you to;
  • Apply creative practice to draw attention to the cause
  • Use innovative tactics to spread awareness
  • Engage with the audience and leave a memorable impact
  • We want you to target;
  • Those under the age of 25 – fellow students!
  • Included in the film should be;
  • Mention of Project SHOUT
  • The FireAngel CO-9DX carbon monoxide alarm
  • Possible symptoms and causes
  • For inspiration why not check out the winning entries from 2016 and 2017

Entry Requirements

To submit your video, you must upload and host your creation through your personal YouTube account then submit the link to us through the online portal on our website by the submission deadline.

Submission Deadline: Midnight 7th May 2018

Details on the prize

The winning entry will have their film screened in London and will also receive an incredible £1,500 to spend on anything from film production software to camera equipment.

Two runners up will also receive £500 towards film production equipment.

All winners will also have an all-expense paid trip to London for yourself and one guest so you can come and watch the winning video.

Judging panel

A panel of designers, industry experts and social innovators will judge each entry of the University Challenge competition. There will be three stages in the judging process, this includes;

1) Public vote

Once your video has been uploaded it will be hosted on a YouTube site from where members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite video. This is where you need to enlist the help of friends and family to spread the news of your creation far and wide. Don’t forget we have plenty of assets to help you share the news on social media.

2) Initial judging

With the top videos selected, the panel will then create a shortlist. This is the stage where the judges will look beyond the creativity and adjudicate whether you have covered key messages and created something imaginative to set it apart from others.

3) Final stage

Our core panel of judges comprises of industry experts, media partners and advocates of carbon monoxide poisoning. Together they will select the finalists and choose the winner of the competition!

Competition Key Dates

Closing date for entries

7th May 2018

Public vote

14th May 2018 – 29th June 2018

Judges vote

Mid August

Award ceremony in London

6th September 2018

University Challenge FAQ's

We don’t want to limit your creativity but we are looking for videos that are around two minutes long.

To submit your video, you must upload and host your creation through your personal YouTube account then submit the link to us through the online portal by the submission deadline.

The panel will be made up of industry professionals and those with associations with carbon monoxide awareness.

If you have been shortlisted we will contact you via email after the 29th June and will explain the next steps.

Yes definitely, we actively encourage you to use social media to increase the number of views for your video.

Of course, this website will help you make sure you have everything you need. If you have any questions or queries please feel free to drop us an email.

We may use your video for marketing purposes but will ask your permission before doing this, we are also happy for you to include it in your own film reel.

We are sending carbon monoxide alarms out to our partnering Universities so your course leaders should have some to hand out, if you are still having problems getting hold of one feel free to email us and we will get one out to you.

We will accept entries from both teams and individual groups, however there will only be one prize per group.