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BAFTA Launches Its Young Presenter Competition

14 September 2016
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Win the chance to host behind-the-scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards

The competition is open to 7-14 year-olds

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today launched its first ever BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition.

The competition aims to find an exciting new young presenter, aged between seven and 14. The lucky winner will get the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hosting BAFTA’s behind-the-scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards on 20 November at The Roundhouse in Camden, London.

This competition forms part of the BAFTA Kids programme, a year-round series of events for families across the UK, run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, including workshops, roadshows and master classes. BAFTA Kids’ activity provides an entertaining introduction to the world of children’s film, television, games and websites, showcasing the winners and nominees from the annual BAFTA Children’s Awards, which recognises and celebrates excellence in the Children’s Media industry.

To enter the competition, children are invited to submit a short video of no more than two minutes, which shows them interviewing someone to whom they would like to give an award to. This might be a teacher, parent, brother, sister or friend.

In the video, the presenter should introduce the person receiving the award, ask them three questions, and conclude with explaining why their recipient deserves an award. Each video should include the line “Reporting for BAFTA Kids” either at the start or end of the film. 

An independent jury, comprising some of the most well known presenters in children’s television, will select the winner.  The jury will be looking for someone who is friendly and engaging and with a real passion for presenting. 

The jury’s top tips for entrants are:

  • Speak clearly
  • Be enthusiastic!
  • Be original with the three questions – think about what the audience would want to know about the person winning the award

The deadline for entries is 6 October 2016 and the winner will be notified on 20 October 2016.

Full details of the competition are available at

Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:

Amanda Hearn at freuds
T: +44 (0) 203 003 6456
E: [email protected]

Hephzibah Kwaye-Saka at freuds
T: +44 (0) 20 3003 6482
E: [email protected]

The prize will include travel and accommodation for the winner and one chaperone (18+)

The competition is open to children ages between 7 and 14 inclusive and full permission of the parents or guardians will be required.


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit

About BAFTA Kids

BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy.