Lights, Camera, Parliament!

This national film competition asks students and teachers to explore lawmaking and its impact on all our lives.

Lights, Camera, Parliament!

For the Lights, Camera, Parliament! 2014 competition we asked young people aged 7-16 to submit a film, or a script, or a storyboard telling Parliament about a new law they would introduce in the UK.

There were lots of great entries to this year's competition and some inspiring ideas for new laws. Check out all of this year's results.

This year's winners experienced an exciting awards day at the Palace of Westminster where they received a tour of Parliament and met with the Lord Speaker and Members of the House of Lords to discuss their proposed laws and the day finished off in style with a showcasing event at the British Film Institute.

Lights, Camera, Parliament! will launch again on 3 November. Keep an eye on the competition website for more details or email lcp@parliament.uk to recieve updates.

LCP! Your Voice

To help you get you thinking about your entry to Lights, Camera, Parliament! 2015, we’ve launched some new activities to give you more opportunities to get your voice heard.

LCP! Your Voice invites young people to share their thoughts about bills currently being debated in Parliament. Each month, we'll be inviting young people to share their views on a different bill and this month it's a bill proposing to educate parents about online safety and make phone & internet companies provide safety filters for browsing the internet. The best comments will be awarded our brand new LCP! Your Voice digital badge.

Explore Your Law Mission Badge

Check out our brand new Lights, Camera, Parliament! Mission Badge - Explore Your Law -

which will be awarded to young people promoting a new law they would like to see introduced in the UK, through research and interviews.

Whether it’s the law you submitted as a LCP! competition entry which you’d like to explore further, or something completely new, to complete your mission and receive your digital badge, you’ll need to carry out 3 tasks:

·         Create a survey about your new law and get at least 10 people to fill it out.

·         Make an eye-catching poster that explains your new law and why it's needed.

·         Contact your local MP or an expert in an area that is relevant to your new law.    Interview  them about your new law and get their thoughts on it.

Find our more about Explore Your Law and Mission Badges.

Resources

You can also find lots of downloadable teacher and students resources, tips, inspiration pieces and blogs on the competition website which are a great way to engage young people creatively with Parliament, democracy and political literacy, and encourage them to get their voice heard all year round.