Applying To The Awards

Submissions for 2024 are now closed.

This is your chance to witness the next wave of exceptional talent in the world of educational film and television. From innovative student filmmakers to professional productions, we anticipate a diverse range of remarkable entries that will captivate and inspire.

Everything you need to know about submission guidelines, important dates, and more can be found in our Awards Entry Guidelines below:

How To Enter The Awards In Five Easy Steps!

The Learning on Screen Awards are open to students, members of Learning on Screen and non members, including Broadcasters, Museums and Charities.

If you would like to enter the awards, here’s what you need to do:

  • To ensure that your films/projects meet the necessary criteria for submission, please follow these guidelines:

    • Check you meet the criteria: You can CLICK HERE to learn more about our categories and the criteria you need to meet for each of them.

    • Creation or Completion Date: Films or projects must have been created, completed, or made public on or after January 14th, 2023. This ensures that we showcase recent and up-to-date work that reflects the latest trends and advancements in the field.

    • Language Requirement: Films must be in English or have English subtitles. This allows us to reach a broader audience and ensures that the content can be readily understood and appreciated by our diverse viewership.

    • File Format: Please upload your film to the entry form as an mp4 file. This format ensures compatibility and enables smooth playback in a standard web browser. By adhering to this requirement, we can guarantee a seamless viewing experience for our judges and audience.

    By confirming your eligibility based on these guidelines, you can proceed with confidence to the next steps of the submission process.

  • It is essential that you read the Awards Terms and Conditions in full to avoid any disappointment with your entry.

  • To streamline the submission process, please follow these steps to prepare your entries:

    • Create a Zealous Account: Visit the provided link to create an account on Zealous, our dedicated award submission platform. Zealous offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to upload, edit, and view your submission conveniently. You can make as many edits as necessary before finalizing your entry, ensuring that your submission is perfect. PLEASE NOTE: if you’ve entered the awards before or already have a zealous account for any other reason, you do not need to create a new zealous account. Simply use the login details you hold. Learn more about how to use Zealous.

    • Determine Your Number of Submissions: Take a moment to clarify the number of submissions you plan to make. While you are welcome to enter multiple categories, please note that a separate entry form must be completed for each category you wish to participate in. This helps us efficiently process your submissions and ensure they receive appropriate consideration in their respective categories.

    • Gather Required Information: Before submitting, ensure you have the following information readily available for each submission:

    • Your name and the names of any collaborators

    • A contact email address and phone number
    • Your film uploaded as an mp4 or mov format with 1080p resolution and minimum bit rate of 10Mbps (N.B. if entering the Online Educational Resource category, you will need to provide a trailer or an example video from the resource for us to use in the ceremony should you be shortlisted)
    • A summary of your film/project, its objectives, your target audience and approximate budget
    • Payment information (card details)

    By gathering this information in advance, you will be well-prepared to complete the submission process smoothly and efficiently. We appreciate your attention to detail, and we are excited to review your submissions for the Learning on Screen Awards.

  • To ensure transparency and clarity, please familiarise yourself with the entry fees associated with the Learning on Screen Awards:

    • Students: The entry fee for student-made films entering any category is £20 + VAT. This discounted rate acknowledges the valuable contributions of student filmmakers and encourages their active participation.

    • Members: Members of Learning on Screen can submit their films to any category for a fee of £106 + VAT. To confirm your membership status and avail of this reduced rate, kindly reach out to us at We will be happy to assist you.

    • Non-members: Non-members of Learning on Screen are welcome to submit their films to any category for a fee of £125 + VAT. This fee covers the administrative costs associated with the awards and supports the organization's initiatives in promoting educational film and television.

    Early bird promotional discounts will be advertised via our marketing channels.

    By being aware of the specific entry fees corresponding to your category and membership status, you can plan your submission accordingly. Please note that the fees help sustain the Learning on Screen Awards and enable us to provide a platform to recognise and celebrate exceptional talent in the field.

    Should you have any questions or require further clarification regarding membership status or fees, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you throughout the submission process and look forward to receiving your remarkable films for consideration in the Learning on Screen Awards.

  • It is important to be aware of the following implications if your film gets shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Awards:

    • Public Viewability: For your film to be eligible for shortlisting, it must be made viewable to the public. This requirement ensures that the selected films can be accessed and appreciated by a wider audience.

    • Inclusion in Awards Presentation: If your film is shortlisted, it (or clips from it) will be included in the awards presentation film, which will be broadcast on our YouTube channel. This provides an opportunity for your work to gain recognition and exposure among the Learning on Screen community.

    • Public Screening of Winning Films: All winning films will be publicly screened during the Learning on Screen Awards ceremony. Additionally, selected clips may be shared on Learning on Screen's social media channels, unless an exception has been agreed upon. This allows your film to reach a broader audience and further enhances its visibility and impact.

    • Media and Communications Availability: If your film is shortlisted, you must be available for media and communications opportunities, typically from April to June. Learning on Screen may contact you for interviews, promotional activities, or other communication engagements related to your film's selection.

    • Press Release and Sharing: Learning on Screen will issue a press release announcing the shortlist and winners. As a shortlisted filmmaker, we encourage you to share this press release with your academic institution or any relevant organizations that have been involved with the film, further amplifying the recognition and success of your work.

    It is essential to note that if your film cannot fulfil these requirements, such as due to intellectual property restrictions, your entry may be disqualified. If you have concerns about intellectual property issues that may prevent your film from being shared, please contact us as early as possible at We are here to address any queries or concerns you may have.

IMPORTANT: Submissions for 2024 are now closed.

By understanding these implications, you can make an informed decision and prepare for the potential outcomes of having your film shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Awards.

We look forward to showcasing exceptional talent and celebrating the achievements of outstanding filmmakers like yourself!