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Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Spanish Competition

PPLIWebSpanishThe Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación  de la Embajada de España en Dublin is delighted to announce its annual competition for  5th year students of Spanish.  La Junta de Castilla y León  and the Spanish Tourist Office in Dublin are sponsoring the competition so we would like to invite students to produce a brief presentation or video. Using images, videos  and other ICT tools, the video should illustrate  an itinerary for  “A weekend in Castilla y León ”.


1st prize:  3 scholarships to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and language school for a week in Castilla y León during the summer of 2015 for 2 students and their teacher

2nd and 3rd prize:  3 scholarships each to cover the cost of a one week language course and accommodation  for 2 students and their teacher.

The competition is open to all 5th year students of Spanish in Ireland.


We suggest these easy steps to produce your video:

1.   Get your partner and have a planning session. 

2.    Do your research

3.    Plan your itinerary

4.     Decide who will do what

5.     Prepare the script

6.     Shoot the video using a camera, a smartphone or a webcam. Take lots of footage, you can always cut later

7.    Consider using a microphone for better sound quality and be mindful of background noise

8.    You can insert videos and audio files into your own clip

9.    Edit the video (cut the parts you do not like, add the sound, include credits)

10.   Once you are happy with the results, upload the video to the Post Primary Languages Initiative Facebook page www.facebook.com/LanguagesInitiative and Like the Spanish Turist Office in Dublin Page  www.facebook.com/spaininireland


Entries must be embedded on the Post Primary Languages Initiative Facebook page before  Friday  20th of March 2015 http://www.facebook.com/LanguagesInitiative

Entries should be prepared by teams of 2 students and not exceed 2 minutes of duration, including credits. 

The video clip should demonstrate some creativity and include subtitles in Spanish.

Videos should contain the name of the authors and the school name, town and county. 

All music and images used must be credited/acknowledged. We suggest you use copyright free music, or simply play yourself! It is the entrant’s responsibility that the film does not infringe  copyrights. 

Users can vote (via the ‘like’ system) for any video clip available on the platform. The ten video clips which will have most likes at the end of the campaign will become part of a shortlist among which the jury will select the winners.


By entering the competition the entrants agree to  abide by the rules. The entrant retains copyright over their original work, but by uploading a video, the entrant grants permission to the Post-Primary Languages Initiative to use for mash-ups, instructional purposes, promotional material or as examples of exemplary learning.   Users who abuse the messaging system as a way to request “likes” for their video will be disqualified. This is against Post Primary Languages Initiative policy. .

The jurors’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.  The jury will select the best videos based on their creativity, final production, and content .

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