Cleveland Way launches new film-making competition to celebrate 50th anniversary

Are you a budding film-maker? To mark the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way National Trail,  North York Moors National Park is looking for a film maker to create a new video to celebrate the long distance trail.   

Dawn mist over the North York Moors national park shot in autumn (fall) when the heather is in full bloom near the village of Goathland, north Yorkshire, UK.

The North York Moors National Park is launching a new competition for budding film-makers ahead of next year’s 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way National Trail.

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The competition opens on 24th May and runs until 30th November 2018, and encourages amateur and professional film makers to create its new public information video to help celebrate the long distance trail. 

The winning entry will go on to be used as the official Cleveland Way film, updating the current public information video that was created in the 1970s.

The film can be a maximum of two minutes long and it must interpret the life, landscape and uniqueness of the 109-mile trail which runs from Filey to Helmsley. 

After all entries have been submitted, a shortlist of the best three will go through to the second round where they will each receive £1000 to improve the technical, visual and audio components of their original film. 

Sutton Bank is a hill in the Hambleton District of the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire in England. It is a high point on the Hambleton Hills with extensive views over the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray.

At the foot of Sutton Bank lies the village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe; at 27 letters long, it has the longest hyphenated placename in England.

The A170 road runs down the bank with a maximum gradient of 1 in 4 (25%), and including a hairpin bend. Vehicles have to keep in low gear whilst travelling up or down the bank,[1] and caravans are banned from using the section
Sutton Bank, Cleveland Way/Credit: Getty Images

National Trails Officer, Malcolm Hodgson, explains: “So much has changed, not least the film production techniques but also in terms of some of the views and the way that the trail is now used since those early days back in the 1960s when the growing demand for multi day walking paths in the countryside led to its creation.

“While the historical sights and landscape remain pretty much the same, the towns and villages have changed, and now you’re as likely to see trail runners and walkers with dogs, or mountain bikers on the bridleway sections, as you are ramblers.”

As well as their entry becoming the official film, the winner will also receive another £1000, while the two runners-up will each receive £500 of outdoor clothing. 

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You can find more information regarding the competition here