Your chance to win a four day trip New York for the September 2015 anniversary

Following on from the success of last year’s 9/11 National Schools Competition, SINCE 9/11 is once again offering students the chance to win a four day trip to New York next September 2015 which will include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. One winner and two runners up will be selected from all eligible entries received in each category and all six students will receive a four day trip to New York.

To see what happened when the our previous prize winners visited New York, take a look at our 2012 and 2013 winners’ page below.

Win a four day trip to New York!

1. Register your details
2. Send your video or essay

Competition closed


The winner will be chosen by our judging panel, details of which will be announced shortly, so watch this space!

The competition is open to all UK students between the ages of 13 and 16 from now until 1st May 2015. There are no restrictions on the number of entries per school.

Please read the terms and conditions to find out more about the competition.

Good luck! 

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged against the following criteria. Each criterion is equally weighted.

Originality and inventiveness    

  • A distinctive piece of work which offers an original take
  • A work which offers a distinctive approach to the topic
  • Evidence of inventive use of the chosen form

  Clarity and communication    

  • A piece of work which communicates with clarity
  • A piece of work which uses ideas efficiently and effectively 

Knowledge and understanding    

  • Demonstrates a clear knowledge of the events and process presented
  • Evidence of high level of understanding

Aspiration and Inspiration    

  • An inspirational ‘wow’ factor
  • An aspiration to broaden others’ understanding and vision 



Professor Andrew Burn - Professor of English, Media and Drama, UCL Institute of Education – Chair of the Judging Panel

Simon Schama CBE - Professor of Art History and History, Columbia University New York, Emmy award winning Broadcaster, Author

Cliff Chanin - Director of Education and Public Programmes, The National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Peter Rosengard - Founder and Chairman of SINCE 9/11

Dame Sally Coates – Director of Secondary Academies (South)

Lee A. Ielpi - President, September 11th Families' Association: Tribute WTC Visitor Center

Charles Saumarez Smith CBE - Secretary and Chief Executive Royal Academy of Arts

Thomas Von Essen CBE – Former FDNY Commissioner on 9/11

David Goodhew – Headmaster of Latymer Upper School, London

Dr Yvonne Burne OBE – SINCE 9/11 Trustee and Ex Headteacher of City of London School for Girls

Maqsood Ahmed OBE – SINCE 9/11 Trustee and Director of Community Development, Muslim Hands UK

SINCE 9/11 is a non-political and non-denominational charity. Registered in England and Wales. Company number 7230819 & charity registration number 1136568. Registered office; Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1PH

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  • a short film (3 - 5 minutes, under 75mb) Need help with keeping the file size under 75mb? Click here for our video compression guide.
  • a 1200 word (approx) essay


The Competition

All you have to do is tell us ‘How did 9/11 change the world?’ We want you to use your imagination by sending us an original, creative and thoughtful piece of work.

You can send us either: 

Register here 

Send your video or essay



If you have any difficulties with uploading your entry or have any questions about the competition please email us at

9/11 National Schools Competition

Competition now closed

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