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60 Second Advert Contest – THE SHORT LIST

21 Aug 2009, By

What a journey it has been!

This is the first time that we have run a competition of this nature. We were wondering from the start… how well would it go? …how many entries would we receive? … We are pleased to say that the competition exceeded expectations! It has been a great success with twenty six entries; mostly from the UK but some from as far afield as Malta and Thailand (so the competition went truly global!). This competition really goes to show that the internet does attract people to participate.

As you’ll be aware the contest closed on Monday the 17th August 2009 and we have shortlisted for the finalists this week. This has been a tough decision process.

To view the short list, go to

The finals judging process will take place on the 4th September 2009 and the winner will be presented at TUC Congress.

The Judging Panel for the finals

Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary of the TUC, provides strategic leadership and senior representation; leads on issues including union organisation.

CameraPete Travis, English television and film director. His work includes Cold Feet (1999), The Jury (2002) and Omagh (2004) for television, and Vantage Point (2008) and Endgame (2009) for cinema. Before becoming a director, he was a social worker and took a post-graduate course in film-making.

http://tucchs07per/Uaccess/snowweb.dll/DisplayEmployeePhoto?SESSION_ID=&EDIT_REF=259Nigel Stanley, Head of campaigns and communications at the TUC, strategic management of TUC campaigning and its public face.