Social Media competition

Give us a Chance (GUAC) has launched a new nationwide competition looking for stories of how social housing tenants have been helped into work, or progressed in work, with the support the social housing sector.

Social housing tenants and social housing providers can both enter the competition by submitting a short video or case study on twitter, and using the #CommunitiesthatWork hashtag and tagging @GUACJobs

Submissions must share the story of the resident’s work journey, and how the housing sector’s employment support services helped that resident to succeed. We encourage tenants and residents to take the lead voice in their own stories and to work with their social housing organisation.

Stories can be shared via video (filmed on smartphone or another device), or through a photo-quote or case study.

Winning stories will feature in 24 Housing and receive up to £500 from GUAC towards any skills & employment course, selected by residents featured in the winning competition entries.

The competition will be open from 27 November until 1 May. Three winning stories will be selected by our expert panel, and will be announced during Communities that Work week, 20 – 24 May 2019.

Competition rules are set out below.

  • Entrants must share a short story of their employment journey, including how a social housing organisation has helped them progress into work, on twitter or Linkedin
  • Entrants must tag both the #CommunitiesthatWork hashtag and tag @GUACJobs. Using this hashtag enters the submission into the competition, and failure to use the hashtag will mean it is not entered and will therefore not be judged. Entries can be submitted on Linkedin Group page – Communities that Work, with Give us a Chance
  • Stories can be shared via video, photo-quote, or case study.
  • Housing organisations, residents, stakeholders or partner organisations are all allowed to enter the competition, however training prizes will only be given to the winning residents featured in the story.
  • Housing organisations, stakeholders and partner organisations will not receive a training prize.
  • Stories can be shared through the social housing organisation’s own twitter account
  • There is no limit to how many times entrants (either housing organisation or individuals) can enter, but each entry must differ in content from the last significantly
  • Housing organisations must receive consent from the resident(s) before sharing their story
  • The competition is open until 19.00hrs on 1 May 2019.
  • Three winning stories will be selected by our expert panel, and will be announced during Communities that Work week, 20 – 24 May 2019.
  • Entrants need not be a member of Give us a Chance to enter
  • By entering into the competition, entrants are agreeing to allow Give us a Chance to use and share their story and image for media and PR work.

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