TVLP WORLD BOOK DAY COMPETITION

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THE IBN BATTUTA ESSAY PRIZE

Deadline: 28th February 2020.

Open to students from TVLP schools, especially 6th formers.

The Ibn Battuta Prize is offered for the best essay on a topic related to the Arab and Islamicate world. It is an exciting opportunity to venture beyond the schoolroom and find out about something completely new.

The first prize is £100. There are also prizes for the essays placed second and third.

For more information click here.

Posted: 10th December 2019

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THE AWNI & SALMA DAJANI TRAVEL GRANT 2019-20

Deadline: 1st May 2020

This is a grant for travel to the Arab world and surrounding regions. It will enable a student to carry out a research project of their choice. The intention is to give someone with initiative and vision the opportunity to gain an insight into a very different culture and society.

The grant is for £1,000.

It will be available to one student from a TVLP school, usually in this year’s Year 13, to travel after they have left school.

Applicants for the grant will need to submit a full proposal for their trip, including the country to be visited, travel arrangements, accommodation arrangements and, most importantly, a clear outline of a research project to be carried out. The proposal should also include details of the projected costs of the trip. (Recent projects have included a blog on a cultural festival in Morocco and work with a refugee charity in Jordan.)

Proposals should be e-mailed to Mr Shirwani at Eton College (h.shirwani@etoncollege.org.uk) by Friday 1 May 2020.

Applying for the grant will require doing some research into air fares, hostel prices and the current situation in the selected country. The winner of the grant will be given a small amount of guidance, including advice on the research project and details of people and organisations in the country that can help them make the most of their trip.

Posted: 10th December 2019

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SPoKE: THE NATIONAL ART HISTORY DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKING COMPETITION.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

Run by St Mary’s School Ascot and open to students from all TVLP schools. For more information see www.st-marys-ascot.co.uk/history-of-art

Posted: January 2020

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TVLP STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

Congratulations to the WINNER of the TVLP Student Environmental Photographer of the Year competition.

Winner: Aoife Brennan from The Langley Academy. Age: 17.

Aoife’s decision to capture this well-known brand in a stylised way, ‘littering’ the environment, was very relevant to the competition brief, especially given that Coca-Cola was named the world’s most polluting brand in a plastic waste audit. The photo demonstrates how much humans are impacting our planet, while also being an excellent photograph in its own right.

We had a lot of entries from across 7 of our schools so it was a difficult decision choosing from the shortlisted images. Four others stood out to our judges so we chose those as runners up. They are as follows:

Highly Commended: Deimante Montvilaite, The Langley Academy. Age: 18

Commended: Francesca White, St Mary’s School Ascot. Age: 17

Commended: Natalia Malczewska, St Joseph’s Catholic High School. Age: 13

Commended: Hayden Newell, The Windsor Boys’ School. Age: 14

Thank you to the judges from Rhubarb & Custard Photography, Salli (left, in the photo below), Rosie (right, in the photo below), and Kirsty. Rhubarb & Custard also donated the winning prize: a DSLR photography 1 day Workshop worth £125 www.rhubarbphotographycourses.com

All the shortlisted images will be on display at The Curve in Slough throughout December 2019 and January 2020. www.thecurveslough.com

Posted: 30th November 2019

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TVLP LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

Congratulations to the WINNER of the TVLP student logo design competition:

Haashim Bukhari from Slough & Eton Business & Enterprise College.

It was a difficult decision choosing from the shortlisted entries so we also chose two worthy runner up designs. They were created by:

Thomas Barry from Eton College, and Pey Ying Tsang from The Langley Academy.

Logo design can be challenging so what impressed us was that the finalists’ designs were all quite different and used disciplines which, as designers, we see all the time when tackling a brief. Overall, the standard of the students’ entries was very high.

Winner: Haashim Bukhari. We really liked the simplicity of this design – less is more after all – and especially the use of the abstract pattern to evoke water. But what nudged this entry slightly higher and made it the winner was that it is really current – it would really stand out in a noisy graphic environment and especially in social media – good design is strong communication after all, and Haashim really nails it!

Highly Commended: Pey Ying Tsang. We love the way that Pey has thought about concept here. Ideas and partnerships are key to what the Thames Valley Learning Partnership is all about so a visual device which represents this will always say more than a logo which just looks aesthetically pleasing but doesn’t actually say anything! Well done Pey.

Highly Commended: Thomas Barry. Again, another strong concept here – the River Thames device which weaves through the letters pulling the typography together in partnership is a cool and bold idea. And lower case is always a nice option when you want a logo to look understated and confident. Great work Thomas!

Thank you to the judges from Dunk Design, Duncan Gordon (Managing Director), Leigh Hammans (Client Services Director), and Chris Prior (Graphic Designer), all seen in the photo above www.dunkdesign.co.uk

Thank you also to Hobbycraft, Staines branch, for donating the competition prize (an arts hamper worth £70).

Posted: September 2019