We are delighted to be launching both a film and writing competition which will empower students to use their voice on the subject of mental health.

The theme of the competitions is “Journeys of the Mind” and we hope by sharing entries on World Mental Health Day in October 2019, we can continue the conversations around emotional wellbeing, creating a positive culture around and awareness of mental health at CCCU.

Film Competition

Are you a budding film director or like to have a go at animation?

Why not take part in the Canterbury Christ Church University Film competition to create a film on our theme of “Journeys of the Mind”.

This competition is free to enter and open to all students of Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent.

  • Submissions are to be no longer than 3 minutes and may be any type of film: animation, documentary or fiction. Films made on individuals’ phones will be accepted.
  • Entry submissions are by 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019 and need to be submitted via YouTube or Vimeo with a valid link to the work sent to eddie.mcmillan@canterbury.ac.uk
  • There will be a prize awarded of £100 voucher to the candidate who most successfully meets the brief.
  • For full terms and conditions please click here.

For inspiration here is the winner from last year.

Writing Competition

Enjoy creative writing? If so you are invited to submit a poem or a short story about the “Journeys of the Mind”.

  • This competition is free to enter and open to all students of Canterbury Christ Church University and local community.
  • Please submit your poem (60 lines max) or short story (2,500 words max) by 5pm on Monday 23 September to worldmentalhealthday@canterbury.ac.uk
  •  A book token will be awarded to the winner of each category.
  • For full terms and conditions please click here.

Below is a reading from Janet Witts of her poem which won last year’s competition.

Help us raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing and take part in our competitions. We look forward to seeing your entries!

And if you would like your say about mental health at CCCU please join our conversation around the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework.