Nationwide search for young FA Cup presenter
9:02am Thursday 9th January 2014 in Sport
BT SPORT has unveiled its Young FA Cup Presenter of the Year competition, with the winner enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being part of BT Sport’s live FA Cup Final coverage on May 17.
On FA Cup Final day from London’s Wembley Stadium, the winner will film a segment for broadcast of the match alongside lead football anchor Jake Humphrey. He or she will also get to bring their family or friends to the big occasion and watch the match. Runners-up prizes include FA Cup semi-final tickets and football shirts signed by the presenting team.
To enter, contestants - open to UK residents aged 13 to 16 years - simply need to shoot and record an original, one minute, single-camera-shot of themselves presenting a news report around the 2013/14 FA Cup. Entries can be shot using a smartphone or professional camera but cannot include additional footage, interviews, music or graphics and should feature only the individual entering the competition. Contestants then simply need to upload the video to their YouTube or Vimeo account and send the URL as part of the entry form submission on the BT Sport website.
Humphrey, who will help identify the winner as a judge, said: “We want to celebrate the world’s oldest and greatest domestic football competition by unearthing future talent and great stories, by giving youth an opportunity to join in with BT Sport."
Grant Best, BT Sport’s senior executive channel producer, who will judge entries alongside Jake and the BT Sport team, added: “We’re looking for bright, engaging and captivating young talent. Pay close attention to all of the terms and conditions on the btsport.com website to make sure you are available on certain dates. You will also need your parent or guardian’s permission to enter, and, you might need a Child Performance Licence from your local council to take up the prize so do plenty of research!”
Entries remain open until midnight on February 17, after which a final four shortlist will be drawn up and those shortlisted contacted on February 20 before 5pm. The final four will then attend a special judging morning at BT Sport’s state-of-the-art studios at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on April 3, where they will receive top tips on TV presenting from Jake and the BT Sport team, before recording a non-live, short piece to camera.
Full terms and conditions are available at btsport.com/youngpresenter.