Young film makers competition

In 2014, a countywide emotional health and wellbeing campaign took place across Lancashire aimed at raising awareness and improving the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. The campaign was entitled #lifesupsanddowns and utilised social media as its main communication tool. The campaign was centred on a flash mob and achieved a Highly Commended award from the Local Government Chronicle Awards in 2015.

View the live filmed version of the flash mob which started the campaign.

Stemming from this campaign was the Lancashire Young Film Makers Competition. Children and young people from a variety of settings across Lancashire were invited to make a short film(s) in relation to the 5 ways to wellbeing and then enter them into the competition. The 5 ways to wellbeing are: Be Active; Try Something New; Give; Take Time Out and Keep Connected. Many settings from all across the county got involved and submitted films.

The competition ran from September 2014 to March 2015. It was supported by The Life Channel, the UK's largest digital out of home TV network and PULSE, the Lancashire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Board. 

The competition was broken down into the following five categories: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools, Colleges and Youth Groups. All the films that were submitted demonstrated the fantastic creativity, enthusiasm and innovation which the children and young people of Lancashire clearly have.

Watch the videos

Find the links to the films for every single relevant entry that was submitted into the competition. These films will be a lasting legacy of the competition and can also be used as a resource for settings.