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PhoneBrain 2015 Competition now open

02 February 2015, Cătălina Ciontu, Senior Communications Executive

This year we have partnered with Childnet to deliver our annual PhoneBrain competition which helps young people understand the costs involved using a mobile device, using premium rate numbers to make calls, send texts, vote for a celebrity or buy apps from stores directly onto your phonebill.
Who can enter and how
This year, with the help of Childnet, we are asking young people between the ages of 11-18 to get creative and produce a short 2 minute film to inform people about ways you can use your phone to pay for and use services safely without running up high bills.

Prizes and screening at BFI Southbank in London
The makers of the shortlisted films will be invited to a private screening at London’s British Film Institute where they will be awarded great prizes for their creative achievements.

Do you have what it takes?
We are looking for creative and imaginative films informing other young people about how to avoid “bill shock”, “app traps” and premium rate services which can unwittingly lead to high bills and loss of credit.

For more information about resources and requirements to enter the competition please visit the Childnet film competition page, the PhoneBrain category. Get your entry ready and Good luck!

Learn all there is to know about phones and tablets in 10 minutes by checking PhoneBrain’s tips on installing apps, mobile games, downloads, fake webpages and social media and test your mobile knowledge with a fun quiz.

Competition dates:
The competition closes on Friday 12th June 2015
Finalists will be notified on Friday 19th June 2015
Finalists screening event at the BFI on Monday 13th July 2015

PhoneBrain is the brain child of PhonepayPlus, the UK regulator for phone-paid services, and was created to educate young people about these services including the costs involved and how to make use of them without getting charged more than expected.  

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