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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 of a housing association.

Social housing tenants and housing associations 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 association’s employment support services helped the resident to succeed. We encourage tenants and residents to take the lead voice in their own stories.

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 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 housing association has helped them progress, 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.
  • Stories can be shared via video, photo-quote, or case study.
  • Housing associations, residents, stakeholders or partnership organisations are all allowed to enter the competition, however training prizes will only be given to the winning residents featured in the story.
  • Housing association, stakeholders and partners will not receive a training prize.
  • Stories can be shared through the housing association’s own twitter account
  • There is no limit to how many times entrants (either housing association or individuals) can enter, but each entry must differ from the last significantly
  • Housing associations must receive consent from the resident(s) before sharing their story
  • The competition will be open from 19.00hrs on November until 19.00hrs on 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.
  • Entrants (either housing associations or individuals) 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.

Contact info@giveusachance.co.uk for any further questions.

 

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