ANNOUNCING the Microsoft “Innovid” Video Competition


We’ve been alluding to this for weeks, and it’s finally here! Today – on this blog and at the BETT show in London, we’re announcing a video competition for teachers in the United Kingdom**. We want to see your best ideas for using Microsoft Office 2007 products and features in your teaching – regardless of the subject you teach. Enter your video in the Innovid Video Competition and you could win 20 Windows 7 netbook computers for your school!

Keep reading for more details!



Simply produce a how-to video for other teachers  showing how you use Microsoft technologies to engage your students. The idea is that you will inspire other teachers to jump in and try!


Before you start videoing you’ll need a few things. First up, you’ll want our free artwork, music and other tools to help you create a really polished video. And you’ll want to thoroughly review our guidelines.

For example:

  • The video must be no longer than 4 minutes and follow the easy template provided online
  • The 2007 Microsoft® Office System must be the focus of your video, but you can refer to any other Microsoft technologies that help you bring learning to life.


You’ll find all the information and help you need at our online community – the Partners in Learning Network. If you’re not already a member, don’t worry. You can join online and immediately benefit from communities, shared lesson plans, learning programs, opportunities to collaborate with like-minded colleagues plus loads of resources, free tools and learning programmes that you can use in your classroom. You can also:

  • download the video template and guidelines
  • get complimentary tools to help you, including Windows® Movie Maker and Microsoft® Community Clips™
  • ask questions and be inspired by virtual classroom tours created by other teachers.

The competition officially starts NOW, and the due date for all video submissions is 17:00 on 29 March, 2010. So you have plenty of time to put something together. Once on the Partners in Learning Network, LOOK FOR the InnoVID Video Competition community, JOIN that community, and you’ll find the 5 EASY STEPS you need to complete to enter the competition, as well as all the materials you’ll need.

(There is also a place in the community to ask questions or get help.)

We hope you enjoy this fun competition, and the chance to win 20 Windows 7 netbook computers for your school! Stuart and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


**NOTE: We know there are a lot of teachers who read this blog from outside the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, this competition is only open to teachers in the United Kingdom. We’re sorry to disappoint any of you from other countries who wished to enter. We still love you, but we’re only allowed to offer this competition in the country where we actually work! We encourage you to contact your Microsoft office if you’d like to see something similar in your country.**

Comments (2)

  1. merv.s says:

    By teachers do you mean teachers in the school sector, or could teaching staff in Further Education in the UK submit entries?

  2. KristenW says:

    Yes, this is open to FE teachers. We’re including this – and other clarifications- in a frequently asked questions list on the Partners in Learning Network, so check there for more details.

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