Win a free study trip to the UK with the help of Shakespeare
1 October 2016

2016 es el aniversario 400 de la muerte del dramaturgo británico William Shakespeare. Como parte de Shakespeare Lives, una celebración global de la influencia de Shakespeare en la cultura y el lenguage, English UK lanza este concurso creativo.

Para la chance de ganar un viaje de tres semanas para estudiar inglés en el Reino Unido, la tierra de Shakespeare, invitamos a estudiantes de paises hispanohablantes de Latino América a hacer un video (de un minuto) inspirado en el famoso escritor que motive a otros estudiantes de inglés a descubrir su obra.

¿Cuáles son las reglas?

  • Los ganadores deben tener 18 años o más al momento de viajar al Reino Unido (enero o febrero de 2017).
  • Vivir en un país hispanohablante de Latino América.
  • Tener permiso o derechos de uso de cualquier material usado en el video.
  • El participante debe aparecer en el video y sólo hablar en inglés.

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Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Hamlet are three of the most famous plays by English writer William Shakespeare. He died 400 years ago, but he is still one of the world's best-known authors.

To commemorate the anniversary of his death, up to nine people from Spanish-speaking Latin American countries have the chance to win a fantastic three-week study trip to the UK, to improve their English and learn more about the land of Shakespeare. To enter, they have to make a short video in English that is inspired by Shakespeare.

The competition is being organised by the British Council and English UK, the UK's national English teaching association.

Jodie Gray of English UK said: "We're really excited to see the amazing videos that are going to be created to try to win our competition. We want people to be really creative about Shakespeare, just like he was creative in the way he used our language. So videos might include performance, some poetry, music, animation, debate - anything you like to help other people share your love of Shakespeare."

She added: "Shakespeare has a unique part in the UK's culture. He helped to shape the English language, and we still use many of his words and phrases today. The British Council did a survey which found that young people all round the world think Shakespeare is still very relevant today. Romeo and Juliet is still one of the world's great love stories.

"We're really excited to be able to offer this amazing opportunity to travel to the UK and spend three weeks learning English, and we encourage everyone who's interested to make a video and share it as much as possible."

Every film entered for the competition must be no longer than a minute and uploaded to YouTube with the #ShakespeareLives hashtag. The 30 most-viewed films at the closing date, 23:59 UK time (GMT) on Monday 21 November 2016, will go into the final, so entrants are encouraged to share their films on social media. The nine winners will then be chosen by a panel from the UK English Language teaching industry.

The winners will fly to the UK for their three-week course starting in January or February 2017, and each one will study and live in a different part of the UK, including the capital cities of London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Full details of the competition and entry forms are at, and entrants must be 18 years old by the time of travel in January or February 2017.


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