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ONCE Upon a time. La mirada de todos/as

Preguntas Frecuentes

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

In the ONCE contest, all students from Spanish public, private and government-subsidised schools can participate, who are studying: Special Education, Primary (years 3 to 6), Secondary, Basic Vocational Training, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training (intermediate and higher levels).

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AND IF MY STUDENTS ALREADY PARTICIPATED LAST YEAR?

It doesn’t matter. The topic is completely different, as well as the creative projects requested of participants, so it is in reality a totally new contest.

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WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPATION GROUPS?

Each classroom will participate by working as a single group and present only one project developed among all the students or selected from different proposals that were worked on in smaller groups. In the teacher materials, you will find some suggestions on how to do it.

1 class- 1 work// 1 work- 1 class.

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CAN STUDENTS REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE ON THEIR OWN?

No. To participate, a teacher from the school must register.

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WHAT EXTRA WORK DOES IT ENTAIL FOR THE TEACHER?

This programme is integrated into the school syllabus. For this reason, it does not entail any additional work. The teaching materials that we provide will let each teacher develop the contents and activities they deem timely in their classrooms (depending on time and possibilities) to introduce their students to the contest topic and facilitate their later participation project.

The level of involvement in supervising and helping students create the participation project will be the decision of each teacher. The teacher is only committed to explaining the activity to them and subsequently submitting the participation project to us.

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WHAT IS THE LINK OF THE ONCE CONTEST TO BASIC SKILLS?

This awareness raising programme and its teaching materials were developed based on the syllabus and can be specifically worked on in tutoring sessions, as well as through these basic skills:

  • Language competence
  • Competence in knowledge of and interaction with the physical world
  • Autonomy and personal initiative competencies
  • Cultural and artistic competency
  • Competence in information processing and digital competence
  • Social and community competence.
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IS IT COMPULSORY TO DO THE ACTIVITIES IN THE TEACHING UNIT?

No. They are only a tool to assist teachers in their task to introduce this year’s topic to their students and how to tackle the project to be submitted.

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ARE THERE ANY COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT?

Yes. Each classroom-group must submit:

  • Primary (3rd-6th), Secondary and Special Education:

    A poster designed like a banner to represent the international movement for inclusiveness, (in .jpg format with a maximum weight of 2 MB), accompanied by a title (with a maximum of 140 characters) and an audio-description to serve as an accessibility tool for jurors with visual impairment (one minute maximum). In MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC or 3GP format.

  • Baccalaureate and Vocational Training:

    An anthem that transmits the international principles of inclusiveness, with a maximum duration of 2.30 minutes. It must be accompanied by a title (with a maximum of 140 characters) and a text with the anthem lyrics. Works must be uploaded in MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC or 3GP format.

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HOW DO WE MAKE THE BANNER?

Once the students in the classroom group have decided upon the idea that they want to express, they will design the inclusiveness banner. To do so, they must download a template on the website and must maintain the proportions of the format: rectangular and horizontal. Students can take clippings from magazines and newspapers, use pictures from the Internet, take their own photos or use a combination of the above.

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WHERE IS THE MUSIC FOR THE ANTHEM?

The competition website contains a choice of soundtracks that you can choose or combine and then compose lyrics. Use of these soundtracks is not mandatory. If you prefer, you can compose your own music with programmes like Incredibox.

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HOW SHOULD WE SUBMIT OUR ENTRIES?

  • If the class has made the banner manually, scan or photograph the work.
  • Ensure that the poster is in .jpg format and weighs no more than 2MB.
  • The anthem, must be in MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC or 3GP format, with a maximum weight of 100MB.
  • Go to the private teacher’s area on the ONCE Competition website.
  • Click on ‘Upload Work”.
  • Enter the title of the work or sentence that your class has chosen to represent the work (maximum of 140 characters).
  • Enter the text that your class has written to describe the work in the “Description” field (no more than 400 characters).
  • Select the image file (accompanying this with the audio file) or video (accompanied by the text file with the lyrics of the song).
  • Lastly, click on the “Confirm work” button.
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CAN STUDENTS WORK AT HOME?

Of course. After the teacher explains what the project to submit should be like, students may spend all the time they want on developing the project outside the classroom.

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AND IF WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO DO THE PROJECT OR ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL QUESTION?

It’s fine. You can contact us and we will help you. A team of professionals will answer all your questions. Just call 900 808 111 (free call), 682 789 326 (WhatsApp) or fill out this form.

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