Film Competition: Youth Connect 2017

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WORKING TO LIVE OR LIVING TO WORK Film Competition 2017

This September YouthConnect’s Film Competition is back in action, rolling out hundreds of workshops to students across the country, from Cavan to Cork and Renmore to Rosslare, and encouraging many to take up the challenges posed by our video competition. Interested? Read on………..

YouthConnect has been around for six years informing students about their rights at work such as, how much should I get paid? How can I check my wages are correct? What about holidays, do I get any?? How many hours can I work for my age??? And what happens if something goes wrong in work, or a student would like to approach their boss on a workplace concern, how is that handled? What are the protocols in place. Well all those questions and more can be answered by inviting our champions to your school and participating in our different workshops. Each region has a dedicated champion, which ensures we get to cover as many areas as possible throughout the year, so if you want to get in touch, just email us as follows: northeastregion@youth-connect.ie for Cavan, Meath, Louth, Monaghan midlandsregion@youth-connect.ie for Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Leitrim, Sligo westregion@youth-connect.ie for Galway, Clare, Mayo and Roscommon southeastregion@youth-connect.ie for Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare dublinregion@youth-connect.ie for Dublin City, North and South county southwestregion@youth-connect.ie for Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford northwestregion@youth-connect.ie for Donegal

What is this year’s Film Competition’s theme?

We are asking you to consider the theme of Workers rising to the Challenges: 1916-2016 in the context of the labour movement and the Decent Work framework. We want to know what difference the events of 1916 made to workers’ everyday lives and what those events might mean to students and workers today. Can you trace the influence of trade unions in society using the key events of 1913 and 1916 as a marker? This year, our theme focusses on labour history and the influence of events in 1916 on ordinary people’s lives. We are asking you to consider the theme of Workers rising to the Challenges: 1916-2016 in the context of the labour movement and the Decent Work framework. We want to know what difference the events of 1916 made to workers’ everyday lives and what those events might mean to students and workers today. Can you trace the influence of trade unions in society using the key events of 1913 and 1916 as a marker? What was contained in the proclamation? How would that change people’s lives? Are the principles of the proclamation realised today?

Youth Connect Film Competition 2016 Winners
Jonathan White and Cillian Gartlan from team Sillan from Patriciain HS Monaghan, the Over All Winners of the Youth for Decent Work Video Awards 2016

Important Dates:

  • 5pm Thursday 17th November 2016 – Team registrations close;
  • 5pm Thursday 26th January 2017 – Submission of video entries close;
  • 12 noon Monday 6th February 2017 – Shortlist announced and opening of voting for People’s Choice Award;
  • 12 noon Monday 13th February 2017 – Announcement of Category nominees for Screening at Awards;
  • 12 noon Monday 20th February 2017 – Close of voting on People’s Choice Award; 2pm Thursday 2rd March 2017 – Nominee screening and Awards Ceremony, Savoy Cinema, Dublin

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Youth Connect Film Competition

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