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FAQ

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.

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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:

  • Learning to learn competency
  • Social and citizenship competency
  • Autonomy and personal initiative competencies
  • Cultural and artistic competency
  • Processing information and digital competency
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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 (year 3-6) and Special Education:

    A poster that calls for more inclusive schools, a school for all of us (in .JPG format no larger than 2 MB), accompanied by a title (at most 140 characters) and an audio-description, which will be used as an accessibility tool for jurors with visual impairments (at most one minute long).

  • Secondary Education, Basic Vocational Training, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training:

    An audiovisual piece (in .AVI / .MP4 / .MOV format, no heavier than 100 MB and no longer than 60 seconds) that demands more inclusive schools, schools for everybody, accompanied by a title (at most 140 characters) and a text document with a detailed script to make the project more accessible for jurors.

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HOW TO MAKE THE POSTER?

After the classroom group has decided on the idea it wants to express, it shall then create the composition of the poster, using any and all techniques they believe necessary: from manuals, to collage using magazines or their own photographs, to any computer software that lets them capture and express their ideas (Photoshop, online publishing programs, etc.).

The possibilities are unlimited. Let your creativity fly!

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HOW TO MAKE THE AUDIOVISUAL PIECE?

After the group has decided on the idea it wants to express, it shall then make the recording of their micro-short. To do so, the group may employ any video camera or device with an integrated camera, provided that the images are clear, sharp and recorded with a good resolution (we recommend horizontal and not vertical shots). In addition, if the classroom thinks it is necessary, it can use video editing programs for the final assembly of their audiovisual piece.

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HOW TO SUBMIT THE PROJECT?

  • If the classroom makes a poster by hand, scan or photograph the project.
  • Make sure that the poster is in JPG format and does not weigh more than 2 MB. For the audiovisual piece, it must be in AVI/MP4/MOV format, with a maximum weight of 100 MB.
  • Access our private teacher area on the ONCE Contest website.
  • Click on the section ‘Upload Project’.
  • In the ‘Title’ section, write the title or phrase that your class selected for the project submitted (maximum 140 characters).
  • In the ‘Description’ section, enter the text that the class wrote to describe what they want to reflect in their project (maximum 400 characters).
  • Select the image file (accompanied by the audio file) or video (accompanied by the text file with the script).
  • And, lastly, click on the ‘Send’ 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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