Diabetes charity running student film competition

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Diabetes UK is urging schools and students in Portsmouth to take part in a film competition to help raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes and improve care in schools for children living with the condition.

The charity‘s Diabetes in School competition is open to all students aged 11 to 17 in Portsmouth who are invited to submit a film – no more than three minutes long – sharing their experiences of life with diabetes at school.

Students will need their school’s permission to film on their premises.

The two categories are for best individual film, or best group film, which is limited to six people.

Shortlisted entrants and the winner of the fans’ favourite category will be invited to an awards ceremony in London on December 12.

Prizes include iMac desktop computers, iPads and GoPro cameras.

Jill Steaton Diabetes UK south east regional manager said: ‘Getting involved in the competition is easy.

‘You don’t need to have Type 1 diabetes to take part.

‘We’re excited about seeing what the schools and students in Portsmouth are able to come up with.’

The competition runs until November 16 and all the films submitted will be available on Diabetes UK’s YouTube channel.

If you want to take part, visit diabetes.org.uk/short-film-competition