Review 100: A Social Media Review Writing Competition

01 Apr 2020

5 mins
Review 100
Review 100

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues across the UK, and many schools are closed, we're keen to continue providing ways to keep young people meaningfully occupied. This is why we've launched a brand new review writing competition on our social media channels to help young people flex and develop their literacy and analytical skills.

Encourage young people to write a review of any film they watch in 100 words or less. Then, simply send us a photo of their review on Twitter or Facebook, and include the entrant's age, and the winner will receive a £20 Amazon voucher.  We will look to celebrate a variety of winners, taking into consideration age, effort and originality. A winner will be awarded each week - just remember to tag us in each post and use the hashtag #Review100

Note: Due to safeguarding issues regarding young people on social media, entries may only be submitted by parents, carers, guardians or educators on behalf of young people.

For those that want to say more than 100 words can convey in their reviews, remember - club members can also still log in and post their reviews on the Into Film website, where our ongoing Review of the Week competition continues as normal.

Looking for review writing tips? Why not use our Review Writing Frame - a resource created specifically for young people to help them improve their review writing. Download this template below to help budding young critics organise their ideas and get creative. Also available to download in the Welsh language.

Review Writing Frame

Review Writing Frame

Create fantastic reviews and improve your writing skills with our template.

Size: 200kb

Welsh - Ffrâm Ysgrifennu Adolygiad

Welsh - Ffrâm Ysgrifennu Adolygiad

Ffrâm Ysgrifennu Adolygiad.

Size: 179kb

Tips from the Top

Check out the video below, where professional film critic Danny Leigh - who writes for The Guardian and previously hosted the BBC's flagship film programme - offers up his top five film review writing tips.

Review 100 Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition will be promoted and managed via Into Film's Twitter and Facebook channels.
  2. The competition is open to UK residents only.
  3. All entries should be submitted by way of a photographed review of a film; the review not exceeding 100 words.
  4. Photographs should be uploaded and posted on either Twitter or Facebook, with the post tagging Into Film and using the hashtag #Review100.
  5. Entries must be submitted by a parent or guardian on behalf of the author. No email or postal entries will be accepted.
  6. The author of the review must be aged 18 or younger on the date of entry.
  7. To be eligible for the prize, entrants must, if contacted by Into Film, provide the author's first name and age.
  8. Once a winning review is chosen, the parent or guardian that submitted it will be contacted directly via the Twitter or Facebook account that posted the entry, and will be required to provide their email address for receipt of the prize. If no email address is provided within five working days, another winner will be selected.
  9. Into Film will look to celebrate a variety of winners taking into consideration age, effort and originality.
  10. A new winner will be selected each week.
  11. Each winning author will be awarded a £20 Amazon voucher.
  12. Further to the above, this competition is bound by the same terms and conditions as outlined below, regarding entry to all Into Film competitions.

Terms and Conditions of entry to Into Film competitions.

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