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BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition 2018 Opens for Entries

13 April 2018
Event: British Academy Children's Awards  Date: 26 November 2017Venue: The Roundhouse, Camden, London Host: Doc Brown-Area: Backstage BAFTA/Thomas Alexander

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a Young Presenter for BAFTA Kids at the British Academy Children’s Awards and more!

The competition is open to 7-14-year-olds

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is calling for entries for its annual BAFTA Kids Young Presenter competition, which aims to find an exciting new potential on-screen star, aged between 7 and 14.

The lucky winner will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present BAFTA Kids online content and film at a number of locations throughout the year. The winner will work alongside the BAFTA production crew at the British Academy Children’s Awards in November, present an award at the ceremony, report from the set of a children’s television programme and host the preview coverage from an event at BAFTA HQ in London.

Braydon Bent, winner of the Young Presenter competition in 2017 said of his experience: “I’ve had a brilliant time with BAFTA Kids since winning the 2017 Young Presenter competition. I’ve met lots of great people but definitely my highlight was celebrating my ninth birthday by interviewing Dermot O’Leary and Tom Hiddleston for BAFTA.  I even got to meet HRH The Duke of Cambridge!  Next week I’m interviewing lots of TV stars at BAFTA’s Nominees Party for the Television Awards.  I still get very nervous but this has been an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone.”

To enter the 2018 competition, children are invited to create and submit a short ‘How to…’ video (two minutes maximum) on a subject for their choice. For example, ‘How to…make slime…do a card trick…draw a BAFTA mask…make your friends laugh…decorate a cake...’. Entrants can demonstrate their own hobby or secret talent, or they can interview someone else about theirs. .

In the video, the presenter should introduce themselves, and their guest if they have one, say what their ‘How to…’ video is about, give an interesting commentary throughout, and use the line “reporting for BAFTA Kids” either at the start or the end eg. “Hello, I’m Alex and I’m reporting for BAFTA Kids to show you how to…”

The deadline for entries is Monday 14 May. All entries will be viewed by the BAFTA Kids team and a shortlist will be judged by a celebrity jury and then a final casting session, where the winner will be decided. 

This year, Warner Bros. International Television Production Group’s Twenty Twenty, makers of Remotely Funny and Show Me What You’re Made Of, will film the final casting session for a new programme entitled The Big Audition (working title). This brand new factual entertainment series goes behind the scenes of the casting world.

Full details of the BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition are available at

Notes to Editors:

In Twenty Twenty’s The Big Audition (working title) viewers will witness real people being cast for real jobs, which have the potential to be life-changing. The casting panels will be searching to fill all sorts of roles and anyone can apply, from seasoned professionals to first-timers.  

This fixed rig programme will uncover the decision-making process of the panels and will transport viewers through each audition to reveal what really goes on in the casting studio.

Through intimate interviews, viewers will hear heart-warming, funny and touching backstories. There will be highs and lows along the way, but who will have what it takes to land the job of their dreams?


For further information, please contact:

Lisa Richards at BAFTA
T: 020 7292 5863
E: [email protected]


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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.