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Cleveland Way 50th Anniversary

Cleveland Way National Trail, near Whorl Hill, credit Thomas Heaton VisitEnglandCleveland Way National Trail, near Whorl Hill, credit Thomas Heaton VisitEngland

The North York Moors National Park is home to the nation's favourite national trail, the Cleveland Way. The 109 mile long route meanders through dramatic coastline and heather moorland, whilst offering stunning views of castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves, it really does have it all!  

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way and to celebrate, we'll be hosting a series of events, walks, talks, competitions and exhibitions, including: Cleveland Way National Trail 50th Anniversary

Keep checking back here for more details and information on activity and announcements taking place in 2019. 

Enter the Cleveland Way film competition

To kick off the festivities with a year to go, we're launching a film competition this May 2018. Open to amateurs and professionals, students and businesses, we’re looking for filmmakers to show us their interpretation of the Cleveland Way and make a film that depicts the life, beauty and uniqueness of the nation’s favourite national trail.

The original Cleveland Way public information film was made in the 1970s and a lot has changed since then. You can view the original film here.  

It doesn’t matter what your budget is, if you’re a film student or a film production company, we want to see them all. The competition is open to film schools (this includes A Level), film academics, graduates, film groups and professional filmmakers.

Your film MUST be two minutes or less in duration.

The competition will be open from 9am on Thursday 24 May 2018 until 5pm on Friday 30 November 2018.

What you’ll get:

Three shortlisted films will get £1,000 to put towards technical, audio and visual improvements on your original submitted film to enter for the final round.

Prizes:

Winner
  • A further £1,000 cash prize
  • Named the official film for the Cleveland Way National Trail 
  • Invitations to the official launch of the 50th anniversary celebrations on 24 May 2019 at Rievaulx Abbey where the winning film will be shown.
Shortlist  

The two runners-up will receive:

  • Outdoor clothing gear to a total of £500 each
  • Invitations to the official launch of the 50th anniversary celebrations on 24 May 2019 at Rievaulx Abbey where the two runners-up films will be shown.

Entry requirements

The deadline for first round entries is 5pm, 30 November 2018
  • The duration of the film must not exceed two minutes, including titles and credits
  • The Cleveland Way film is open to all production techniques, e.g. animation, live action. 
  • Entrants can submit more than one film
  • Your film must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films
  • Please ensure the original language is in English
  • Submitted films must include the North York Moors National Park and Cleveland Way National Trail logos. Please email Laura Barr to acquire logos. 
  • Films may include subtitles if required
  • The film file should be supplied at its original resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio
  • Audio should be normalised
  • The film type should be one that can be opened in QuickTime Player
  • DVDs are not accepted 
  • Entrants are required to submit a cost allocation table with the film submission. The cost allocation table should outline your expected spends for film improvement should your entry be shortlisted
  • When submitting the film, please also include your name, telephone number and email address.

Shortlisted entries' film requirements

Open from 9am, 10 December 2018 to 5pm, 31 March 2019
  • Three films will be shortlisted
  • Each shortlisted entry will receive £1,000 cash prize to be used for the items identified in the original submitted cost allocation table. If changes to the project costs are required, approval from the Cleveland Way National Trail / North York Moors National Park Authority judges must be obtained prior to spend
  • The cash prize will be awarded to the shortlisted entries once confirmation of shortlist has been received by the judges. The shortlisted entries are required to pay for the items (as indicated on the Cost Allocation Table) upfront. Only then can the cash prize be claimed for. Should shortlisted entrants be unable to pay for items (as indicated on the Cost Allocation Table) upfront, please seek approval from the North York Moors National Park Authority who will be able to pay for items directly
  • The film file should be supplied at its original resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio
  • Audio should be normalised
  • The film type should be one that can be opened in QuickTime Player
  • DVDs are not accepted.

Terms and conditions

  • The submitted film must be the original work of the competition entrant(s).
  • Submitted film(s) much not contain provocative or otherwise objectionable content.
  • The competition is open to both amateur and professional filmmaker(s). 
  • Entrants are welcome to submit their film individually or as a collective. 
  • The winning film will be judged by Cleveland Way National Trail and North York Moors National Park Authority staff. 
  • The winner/s will be notified by email and must respond within 5 days for each round. If a winner does not respond to the North York Moors National Park Authority within five days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the North York Moors National Park Authority shall be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the North York Moors National Park Authority shall be entitled to select another winner.
  • The North York Moors National Park Authority accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  • The competition is not open to employees of the North York Moors National Park Authority or members of their immediate families.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • The winning filmmaker(s) retains complete copyright, but agrees to have their film published on the Cleveland Way National Trail and North York Moors National Park Authority website and other online media. 
  • The winning film will be used as the official film for the Cleveland Way. It will be launched on 24 May 2019 as the official film to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trail and will be continued to be used for a maximum of 5 years.
  • The winning film will receive a cheque for £1,000 from the North York Moors National Park Authority before June 2019.

Information to download

Cost allocation table

You will be required to include the North York Moors National Park and Cleveland Way National Trail logo in your submitted film. Please email Laura Barr on l.barr@northyorkmoors.org.uk to acquire the logos.