Meet the 2017 Young Presenter Competition Winner!
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition in partnership with First News. Our 2017 competition winner is eight-year-old Braydon Bent from Manchester!
Braydon presented a behind-the-scenes report for BAFTA Kids at the British Academy Children’s Awards ceremony, which took place Sunday 26 November, 2017. He chatted to guests, nominees and winners throughout the evening and got a secret look into some backstage action at the awards.
Braydon, who also took the stage during the ceremony to co-present an award alongside CBBC presenter Naomi Wilkinson, said: “I can't believe I have won it from the little video that I made with Dad, it’s brilliant. I'm so excited to speak to all the people I've watched on the TV and I can't wait to go out and give an award on the stage. It’s all so exciting and I even get to wear a smart suit!”
Braydon also dropped in on ‘BAFTA Kids: Red Carpet Experience’ at the Roundhouse, hosted by CBBC presenters Ben Shires and Katie Thistleton, where he was joined by children from local primary schools.
Like Braydon, the four runners-up in the BAFTA Kids Young Presenter competition also got the opportunity to present for the First News website (live.firstnews.co.uk) and at other BAFTA events throughout the year. They are:
Olly Robinson, 12 years old, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex
Kade Bailey Smith, 11 years old, Lambeth, London
Jessica Dawson-King, 14 years old, Christchurch, Dorset
Harrison Gunn, 11 years old, Potton, Bedfordshire
To see audition highlights from this year's entries, watch the video on the BAFTA Kids + Teens YouTube channel.
The PrizeOne overall winner will host behind the scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards and work with the BAFTA Production team.
1. Film your interview
2. Upload your entry down below using the submission form
3. We’ll let the overall winner know by 26 October 2017. Good luck!
Terms & Conditions
BAFTA Young Presenter Competition (“the Competition”) Terms and Conditions
The Competition is run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). All entries must be made in accordance with the following Terms & Conditions.
These Terms & Conditions include details about how to enter the Competition, opening and closing dates, prize details, and anything else BAFTA thinks you may need to know about entering the Competition.
By entering the Competition, you agree to follow and be bound by these Rules (which may be amended or varied at any time by BAFTA with notice) and by BAFTA’s decision, which is final in all matters relating to these Rules, the Competition, the winner selection and/or the results; no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
Who can enter?
- You must be aged between seven (7) and fourteen (14) years at the date of entry, obtain parental consent and live in the UK or Eire to enter the Competition
- You are not allowed to enter the Competition if you or any of your family members are employees of BAFTA or any sponsors associated with the Competition or their respective associated companies.
- The opening date for entries is Monday 19 June 2017 at 18:00 (6pm) BST and the closing date for entries is Thursday 21 September 2017 at 17:00 (5pm) BST.
- Video entries must be no longer than 2 minutes in duration and videos submitted must be under 100 MB.
- BAFTA accepts no responsibility for entries not received. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Incomplete and/or late entries will not be accepted.
- All entrants require their parent or guardian’s consent to enter, and their parent or guardian must agree to these Terms and Conditions for themselves and on behalf of the entrant. By entering this Competition each entrant confirms that he/she has obtained such consent and agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
- An independent jury will select three (3) entries from the eligible entries submitted, to be shortlisted to progress to Stage Two of the Competition.
- The three entrants who are shortlisted to progress to Stage Two of the Competition will be notified via email after Monday 2 October 2017 via the parent or guardian’s email supplied on the website entry form. This email will include a parental consent form.
- The shortlisted entrant’s parent or guardian must reply to confirm receipt of the email by midday on Thursday 5 October 2017 and must sign and return the parental consent form (to be scanned and sent via email to email@example.com) by 5pm BST on Friday 6 October 2016 in order for the entry to progress to Stage Two of the Competition. Availability to attend the Awards must also be confirmed within this reply.
- If no confirmation of receipt and/or completed parental consent form is received by the relevant deadline, BAFTA reserves the right to select an alternative entry to progress to Stage Two which will be selected by an independent jury from all other eligible entries received.
- As part of this second stage of the Competition, BAFTA may use content which features shortlisted candidates on any of its digital channels.
- An independent jury will select the winner of the Competition from the three entries which progressed to Stage Two. The winner will be notified after Monday 23 October 2017 via the parent or guardian’s email address.
- If the winner’s parent or guardian is unable to confirm by 5pm on Monday 23 October that they are able to accept the prize, BAFTA reserves the right to award the prize to another of the Stage Two entries which will be selected by an independent jury.
The overall prize: Filming at The British Academy Children’s Awards
- The winner of the Competition will work with the BAFTA production team to produce a behind the scenes report from the British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 to include: BAFTA Kids Red Carpet Experience; a visit to the OB truck; rehearsals; preparations for arrivals on the red carpet; a number of talent interviews. This will be edited into a backstage report which will be featured on the BAFTA Kids and Teens YouTube channel and the BAFTA Kids website.
- The British Academy Children’s Awards will take place on Sunday 26 November 2017 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
- The winner must be accompanied by one parent or guardian who is over the age of 18. This parent or guardian will be solely responsible for chaperoning the winner at all times. This includes to and from the awards, as well as chaperoning the winner during the awards and when they are presenting to the camera.
- Standard travel to and from the awards, and accommodation overnight for the winner and their chaperone on Sunday 26 November will be arranged by BAFTA at its cost.
- Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
- No purchase is necessary.
- Only one entry per person via online route of entry, and no bulk or third party entries are permitted. The entrant must be the presenter in their video entry.
- By taking part, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms & Conditions and agreed to be bound by them. Entries that do not comply in full with these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified. All entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions.
- The decision made by BAFTA is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The prize is not transferable and no cash alternative is available.
- BAFTA reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value or (b) in exceptional circumstances to vary, amend or withdraw this prize draw on reasonable notice.
- BAFTA may use, in any and all media throughout the world forever as BAFTA in its sole opinion sees fit, the video entry and the name, likeness, image or biographical information of the entrants who progress to Stage Two, without payment or further consideration. BAFTA may also use any photographs or video footage featuring the winner or their chaperone while attending the British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 without payment or further consent and such photographs or footage will be owned by BAFTA for use throughout the world forever as BAFTA sees fit.
- Any queries relating to the Competition should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, BAFTA and its associated companies exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond BAFTA’s control.
The Competition, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Competition.