From the TUC

Video competition launched today

29 Jun 2009, By

As you’ll have seen from previous posts (including the posts regarding the course ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ ) video sharing has become one of the most exciting parts of Internet culture. Trade unions have been quick to get involved. Sending out videos through YouTube, social networking sites, virals and blogs, unions have been able to get their campaign and organising messages out to tens of thousands of people.

The TUC want to take this further. So we are launching the ‘TUC 60 Second Challenge’. This is a competition open to everyone and anyone who wants to make a short video advert (no longer than 60 seconds) that promotes the role that trade unions play in the world today.

We’re not looking for the next Speilberg. Fresh and creative ideas that are well presented are what matters most. Telling the trade union story and making an impact on youTube mean far more in this competition than previous experience.

There are 3 prizes to be won to the value of £250 each and the winning video will be bradcast at TUC Congress. So hopefully this will encourage people to get involved.

To find out more go to: or sample more of videos go to

For those people who want to get involved, the TUC are also running FREE workshops to help people to develop their ideas. An advertising executive will be present to hear peoples ideas and to give advice and feeeback, offering a fantastic opportunity to get free advice from an industry expert.

If you want or know of anybody else that would like to come to one of these:

Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

15th and 19th July


To register for a place, please e-mail Joanne Adams at [email protected]

One Response to Video competition launched today

  1. Gary Williams
    Jun 29th 2009, 10:07 pm

    Here’s a couple of videos I’m proud to have been involved with working with UNISON’s young members.


    Over the one minute mark, but simple ideas conveyed well, I think.