Secondary School

Secondary School Competition – Illegal Use of Dogs

SecondThe Scottish SPCA visits schools and delivers our free Prevention through Education programme across Scotland annually encouraging students to become responsible animal citizens. The programme links in with many areas of the Curriculum for Excellence and is a great way of encouraging empathy and compassion towards animals.

Secondary schools have been invited to submit a short film that educates the public, in particular their peers on key animal welfare issues that the Scottish SPCA regularly have to tackle. The topic for the 2019 Secondary Schools Film Competition is “Illegal Use of Dogs”.

The competition gives schools the opportunity to engage their Secondary School students in a creative and cross curricular activity with the opportunity to win prizes for both themselves and the school.

The judging panel will be looking for innovative and creative methods of conveying a key message to the public, in particular to other secondary school students. The winning film will be announced in June 2019 and will then be played across all social media channels, the Scottish SPCA’s website and the Scottish SPCA’s YouTube channel throughout the summer holidays.

Examples of cases involving animal fighting (warning: not suitable for primary aged children): 
Case A - Dog Fighting
Case B - Dog Fighting
Case C - Badger Baiting

Launch date: 8 January 2019
Consent forms and films to be submitted by: 5 May 2019
Finalists notified: 4 June 2019
Public vote close date: 23 June 2019
Winner announced: 24 June 2019

WeTransfer Instructions
How to submit your film entry for free via WeTransfer

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘+’ sign and add the film file you want to send
  3. Type in our email address ( in the ‘email to’ tab
  4. Type in your own email address in the ‘your email’ tab
  5. In the ‘message’ tab, please include the following information to ensure we can identify your film:
    Competition name
    School name
    Town and postcode
    Teacher name
    Year group and age of the students

Consent/Entry Forms and Terms and Conditions can be found under 'Related Items'.