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Creative Kindness

Creative Kindness is all about using your making skills to highlight ways we can build community and consider our personal responsibilities during this uncertain time. The competition is now closed, please explore the winning entries on this page

The challenge

We invited students in year 7 and above in secondary schools and colleges to take part using processes from carving to coding, film making to fashion design. What they made impacted themselves as creatives and producers but also encouraged and informed others.

See the winning entries!

Winners & Honourable Mentions

Year 7 Honourable Mention – Harrison Cavanagh

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Terms and Conditions

  1. Eligibility

1.1. Entrants must be aged 11-18 years.

1.2. If you are under 18 years old, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the competition. Consent will be assumed as part of your submission to this competition.

1.3. All elements of the work submitted must be the entrants own original work and have been created after 23 March 2020.

1.4. Work submitted must not have been published elsewhere or have been entered into any other competition.

1.5. No entrant will be allowed to be part of either the decision-making process or the judging process.

1.6. The competition is free to enter. Any expenses incurred in the process of entering the competition will not reimbursed.

  1. Copyright

2.1. Entrants remain the copyright holder to any work submitted by themselves.

2.2. Entrants shall be deemed to warrant that they own copyright in the entire work and, if necessary, that they have permission from any other copyright-owner/s to enter the work, and that all necessary model and/or property releases have been obtained. The entrant undertakes to indemnify NUA in respect of any breach of the same.

  1. Entries

3.1. NUA reserve the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media, any entry, without payment, until the end of May 2021, for the sole purpose of promoting and publicising NUA and this competition. NUA also reserves the right to display all the successful entries on their website and social media, and archive for an indefinite period unless the entrant requests otherwise in writing to NUA offices. The entrant will be credited whenever the work is published or displayed.

3.2 Each entry must not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

3.3 Each entry must not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

3.4 Each entry must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and your entry must not include:

  • 3.4.1 Trademarks owned by third parties.
  • 3.4.2 Copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions).
  • 3.4.3 Names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.

3.5 No animals must be harmed or manipulated in the making of the image.

3.6 Entrants confirm that each individual whose image is featured in the competition entry has given consent for the use of their image in connection with this competition and in accordance with these terms and conditions. Where the subject of an image entered into the competition is aged less than 18 years, the entrant confirms that the parent or guardian of that individual has given the relevant consent.

3.7 It is a condition of entry that all terms and conditions are adhered to.

  1. General

4.1. All entries must meet the conditions required in Entry Procedure, Technical Specification and Format

4.2. NUA reserves the right to use its own discretion throughout, which may include, but is not limited to: Disqualifying any entrant not complying with the rules.

4.3. If it is believed that a contravention of the rules has taken place, NUA reserves the right to examine original sketches/images/ RAW files/negatives/positives etc. Any entrant unable or unwilling to supply these on request will be disqualified.

4.4. There will be no appeals against the decision of the judges and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the decision-making process.

4.5. Any successful entrant may be called upon during the following 12-month period to participate in any appropriate marketing and PR activities for and on behalf of NUA.

  1. Entry Procedure, Technical Specification and Format

5.1. Entries must be submitted through

You must include your:

  • name
  • email address
  • your or your guardians telephone number
  • the name of your school or college
  • your year group at school or your age if you are at college.

N.b. All communications from NUA will be made via email in the first instance.

5.2. All judging will be of digital files.

5.3. There is a maximum of 1 entry per person.

5.4. You may only enter the same piece of work once into the competition.

5.5. Neither the entrant’s name, nor any copy, must appear anywhere on the image/file sent in.

5.6. File must be named with your full name, followed by a number. For example: SamSmith1.

5.7. Designs can be in any medium but should be submitted in JPEG, PDF, MP4 or GIF format they need to be 3MB or smaller if directly emailed to If the work is larger than 3MB then it should be sent via Dropbox or a similar method.

  1. Deadline

6.1 The deadline for submission is midnight on 15 May 2020. TBC

6.2 Successful entrants will be informed of the judges’ decision on 1 June 2020.

  1. Data Protection

7.1 Personal information you provide is used by NUA to process your entry and to contact you as required for the organisation and administration of the event.

7.2 If you provide consent we may email you about other events and services we think may be of interest to you.

7.3 NUA shall adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. View the NUA Privacy Notice.

We respect your privacy and will never sell your data to any third party. We respect your privacy and will never sell your data to any third party.

  1. Events beyond our control

8.1 NUA will not be liable for any costs incurred by entrants.

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