The BTEC Awards Showstopper Challenge 2020 is now open for entries until 1 May. The competition gives BTEC performers the opportunity to showcase their talents to a live and streamed audience at the BTEC Awards.
Step One - Prepare a performance piece
Have a discussion with your students about which routines or performances they have most enjoyed and feel they are strongest in - you could use a piece from a previous unit.
Step Three - Fill in our Showstopper Challenge form
This details who your learners are and the performance they are entering with. Please fill this in carefully and correctly. You'll also need to get signed consent forms from your learners.
Step Two - Film your BTEC learners
Record your learners performing their piece (bear in mind, you don’t have to send us your first recording!).
Step Four - Submit your entry
Please send your entry video to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your Showstopper Challenge and consent forms. Please use the subject line: “BTEC Awards Showstopper Challenge + <centre name>”.
Things to remember
- Please read the Terms and Conditions (above).
- Please fill in the Showstopper form and make sure you sent the correct consent forms (above).
- Your video can be sent in via a YouTube link, a Google Drive link, WeTransfer / Dropbox or as an attachment on the email (in MOV/MPEG-4/WMV format).
- The winner(s) of the competition will have approximately five minutes on stage to perform.
- Your entry video does not need to be in full costume and make-up but your learners will need to be on the day.
- Group submissions should be limited to 10 performers (max) due to stage-size restrictions.
- If you are entering more than one submission to the competition, please ensure a separate email is sent with completed entry and consent forms.
Meet the 2019 Showstopper winners
Deanery High School
Students from Deanery High School opened this year's BTEC Awards ceremony with a musical interpretation of this year's theme: I am more than a BTEC student. Complete with individual roles, signs and messaging, this group started the awards ceremony with great energy and impact.
D16 Performing Arts College
Eleven students from D16 Performing Arts College rocked the ceremony with their performance of 'This is me' originally from the Greatest Showman film. Their beat and harmony was perfectly on point throughout the entire performance.
Two BTEC Dance students from Bury College performed a beautiful, elegant and perfectly synchronised routine to music. Their routine and moves were graceful and full of emotion, leaving the BTEC Awards guests thoroughly impressed.
Shemaiah, from Jackie Palmer Academy, finished the afternoon off with a spectacular performance to the song 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from the theatre production and film of Dreamgirls. Her astoundingly long high notes ended the afternoon with a standing ovation.