UK government education technology group Becta has announced its Digital Video Awards 2004, sponsored by Apple, Canon and 4Learning.

The Awards aim to celebrate excellence in creative use of digital video and to inspire students and teachers to exploit the full potential of this exciting technology. Students aged between 5 and 18 across the UK are being encouraged to enter films up to two minutes in length.

Submitted work should be highly creative, imaginative and linked to the curriculum. Students who enter their work by the closing date, October 31, 2003, will have the chance to win a digital video learning kit for their school or college, including a computer, a digital video camera, a Digital Video Collection software suite from Adobe and additional digital video software.

Colin Cadney, head of awards and dissemination, Becta, said: "Last year's Awards demonstrated that digital video motivates students and encourages them to work as a team. Their enthusiasm and achievements in the creative use of this new medium is amazing. I am sure this year's Awards will be as successful as last year in identifying models of effective practice in the use of digital video in the curriculum".

Adobe and Ulead are associate partners of the Awards. The Guardian is the media partner.