Young people are vital to the future of markets and with thousands of amazing start ups springing up on markets across the country from people in the 16-25 age range, we want to hear your story.

 

Love Your Local Market is a national campaign celebrating Britain’s markets that happens for a fortnight each May.  Organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), the campaign started as a consequence of the Mary Portas Review of High Streets in 2012.

 

Concerns around the decline our high streets and town centres extends to markets, with the average trader and consumer aged 65.  Some fantastic household names started out their business life trading on markets such as Superdry, Monsoon, Marks and Spencers and Poundland and markets offer an affordable option to test trade a business idea.

 

The market industry have got together through a range of initiatives to get young people coming back to markets, as shoppers as well as traders and in the last three years over 100 youth markets have started thanks to the likes of The Teenage Market, a licensed online portal that connects young traders and performers to free events happening in their area.  The Teenage Market itself is another inspiring story of entrepreneurship having been set up by two brothers from Stockport when they witnessed the decline of their local market.  The brand is now licenced to over 30 local authorities and organisations, with thousands of young people signed up as both traders and performers.

 

Well we want to capture all this energy and as such NABMA are offering a £500 prize to the winner of the Love Your Local Market – Young Person’s Video Competition.  A bit of a mouthful, so called #LYLM2017 Video Competition.

GET INVOLVED – DOWNLOAD THE POSTER AND PUT IT UP AROUND SCHOOL OR DOWN ON YOUR LOCAL MARKET

 

If you are part of an educational establishment and think it would be great to not only get your kids making a video but record the journey of starting up a youth market yourself, just use our Venue Finder and we’ll get to work with our network of over 1200 markets in the UK and Ireland.  Just fill out the form.

 

If you host the event during Love Your Local Market fortnight, our sponsors GM Imber and Sons will even cover the cost of insurance.

AIMS

To recognize youth as agents of change in the face of the decline of the high street.

To involve youth in addressing questions on how to make markets more relevant to young people.

To encourage the practical contributions of young people in not just identifying constraints, but also in promoting entrepreneurship, community and the co-creation of public spaces.

CATEGORIES

Entrepreneurship

Documentary

Youth Market

THEMES

Culture

Heritage

Entrepreneurship

Sustainability

Makers, creators and collectives

WHO CAN ENTER

Schools

Colleges

Universities

Youth Markets

Teenage Markets

Traders aged 16-25*

DATES

Submissions: 17th May – 17th June

Voting: 17th June – 17th July

Winner Announced at the NABMA Conference in September

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Eligibility

  • Entrants to#LYLM2017 Video Competition must be of maximum 25 years of age at the time of the production of the video submitted.
  • People appearing in the video do not have to be youth. However the videos must reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections around competition themes of, Culture, Heritage, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Makers, Creators and Collectives
  • Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are maximum 25 years of age at the time of the production of the video.
  • Only minimal roles of any adults (over the age of 25) involved in the making of the video (e.g. educators, teachers, instructors, etc.) is acceptable (group coordination, technical support, renting equipment, etc.).
  • If multiple youth work together on one video then the video will be judged in the age category of the entrant who has a primary role in the creation of the video.
  • Entrants to the Entrepreneurship category must trade on a Teenage or Youth Market.

Format

  • Videos must be entered into one of the three categories, Entrepreneurship, Documentary, Youth Market.
  • The same video cannot be entered into multiple categories.
  • All videos should be uploaded to Youtube, with the link submitted in the online entry form.
  • All videos must be tagged on Youtube under the category entered.
  • All videos must be five (5) minutes maximum of running time, including title and end credits.

Consent and Copyright

  • Entrants must obtain the consent of everyone whose copyrighted, patented or trademarked material, including music, appears or is included in their videos.
  • Videos do not have to have been made specifically for the #LYLM2017 Video Competition, but videos must have no likes associated to them on Youtube.

Subject

  • No video may contain vulgarity, violence, defamatory language or any other subject deemed by the#LYLM2017 Video Competition organizers to be inappropriate for the tone of the competition.
  • Videos must pertain to the topics of culture, heritage, entrepreneurship, sustainability and makers, creators and collectives, and related topics with regards a market.
  • Reflecting on these topics, videos should show the youth’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions and suggestions.
  • Videos may be of whatever type, style or genre that the entrant wishes – animated, documentary, drama, music video, comedy etc.
  • Videos should reflect the aims of the #LYLM2017 Video Competition, which are:
    • To recognize youth as agents of change in the face of the decline of the high street.
    • To involve youth in addressing questions on how to make markets more relevant to young people.
    • To encourage the practical contributions of young people in not just identifying constraints, but also in promoting entrepreneurship, community and the co-creation of public spaces.

Use of the Video

  • The makers of the video will continue to own the rights of their videos, but when they submit the video to the#LYLM2017 Video Competition they agree that NABMA and its partners have unlimited use of the video.
  • #LYLM2017 Video Competition and its associated partners reserve the right to show any submitted videos a limitless, noncommercial, number of times in whatever format they deem fit in order to further the educational aims of NABMA.
  • #LYLM2017 Video Competition and its associated partners reserve the right to use the video and the video makers’ names or likenesses in any NABMA related promotional or advertising venture without compensation to the entrant.
  • The makers of the video agree to the possibility of wide multi-platform non-commercial distribution of their work, including broadcast, internet and DVD.

Submissions

  • All entries must include a fully completed online entry form, submitted by a parent, guardian, teacher or responsible adult if the entrant is a minor.
  • Participants must follow these instructions or risk their entry not being accepted.
  • The official language of the #LYLM2017 Video Competition is English.

Deadline

  • Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight on the 17th June 2017.  Entries received after this time will not be considered for #LYLM2017 Video Competition 2017 .

Judging and Prizes

    • All submitted entries will be hosted on the #LYLM2017 Video Competition Youtube playlist where Likes will be counted as votes for one month from 17th June to 17th July.
    • The top five entries will then be considered by the NABMA Judging Panel.
    • The #LYLM2017 Video Competition prize will be awarded to one entrant across all categories.
    • The winner of the #LYLM2017 Video Competition will receive £500 after the NABMA Conference in September.
    • Additional awards may be given by NABMA partners.
  • Winning videos will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work.
  • Winning entrants will be notified no later than 4th September 2017.

Makers, creators and collectives

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENTRY FORM

VIDEO COMPETITION - BUSINESS

  • This section is just to give us some background and contact information, so we can write an introduction to your interview on the blog. Just fill in what you feel comfortable with.
  • Interview

    This is where your exact answers will be printed as you write them so please keep an eye on your spelling and grammar (Min. 1 sentence)
  • This can be festivals, events, online or anything else you can think of.
  • VIDEO SUBMISSION

    Please upload your video to YouTube (www.youtube.com). If you do not already have an account you will need to go to the website and use the “Create Account” option.
DOCUMENTARY ENTRY FORM

VIDEO COMPETITION - DOCUMENTARY

  • VIDEO SUBMISSION

    Please upload your video to YouTube (www.youtube.com). If you do not already have an account you will need to go to the website and use the “Create Account” option.
YOUTH MARKET ENTRY FORM

VIDEO COMPETITION - YOUTH MARKETS

  • VIDEO SUBMISSION

    Please upload your video to YouTube (www.youtube.com). If you do not already have an account you will need to go to the website and use the “Create Account” option.

VENUE FINDER

YOUTH MARKET VENUE ENQUIRIES