PSA Schools: Competitions

The PSA's Student Short Video Competition


2016 - "Do you have to be Superman/Superwoman to be US President?"

In this year of a US Presidential election, the PSA Schools' Video Competition is turning its attention to America to examine the role of one of the the most powerful politicians in the world.  

Questions to be be explored may include: Is the US Presidency just too big a job for one person? What personal attributes do you need for this ultimate political leadership role? How does the US political system constrain the Presidency? Do you need different qualities to be US President as opposed to British Prime Minister?

The PSA, in conjunction with YouGov, is inviting teams of post-16 students who will be studying during the academic year 2016-17 to submit a video of no more than 4 minutes that explores the question: "Do you have to be Superman/Superwoman to be US President?"

The deadline for entries is 21 October 2016. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. 

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2015 - "Designing for Democracy – what would you propose?”

If you could design a democratic system from scratch what would you propose? 

The PSA, in conjunction with YouGov and the  Design Commission, is inviting teams of post-16 students who will be studying during the academic year 2015-16 to submit a video of no more than 4 minutes that explores the question: "Designing for Democracy - what would you propose?"

Click here for full competition details for 2015 (This competition is now closed)

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Suggested Tweets for Political Studies Association’s Student Short Video Competition


2014 - "Europe - in or out?"

Returning for the fourth year, the PSA has teamed up with YouGov to ask students to explore the question: "Europe - in or out?"

Click here for full competition details for 2014 (This competition is now closed)

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The winners of the 2014 Student Short Video competition from Portsmouth Grammar School. 


2013 - "How much is an MP worth?"

Sponsored by IPSA, students were asked to explore the question: "How much is an MP worth?"


The winners of the 2013 Student Short Video competition from King's High School, Warwick. 

Click here for full competition details for 2013. (This competition is now closed)