Northern Silver Screen Awards

Your chance to shine

Each year the Northern Housing Consortium invites our members to tell us about the fantastic projects they are working on.

For the seventh year we are running our annual Northern Silver Screen competition, where we take some of these projects and turn them into films so that those inside and outside of the housing sector get to see and hear about some of the work being done by housing providers across the North of England.

Northern Silver Screen 2014

The categories

In line with the Northern Housing Summit's 'Lead not plead' theme, we want to hear more about the projects which you are leading in the communities you work in.

The categories this year are:

  • Tenant Enterprise: we want to hear about how you are working with your tenants to help them become more entrepreneurial
  • Regeneration: what exciting regeneration projects has your organisation been working on?
  • Building Community Capacity: what are you doing to empower your communities to do more for themselves and rely less on external resources?

How to enter

To enter please complete this form, giving the details of your project in no more than 300 words. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 15 September.

Competition process

From all of the entrants the Northern Housing Consortium will pick a shortlisted selection. The shortlist will each have a film produced* which will give a unique insight into the project, telling the story from those who have played an integral role.

Please note: if you are successful in being shortlisted you will be asked to contribute to the cost of the film and the Northern Housing Consortium will also make a contribution. The maximum you will pay is £800 and you will have full rights and use of the film following the awards. If you have your own film you can use this, although we will charge a small editing fee.

Judging panel

The winner will be picked from an impartial judging panel – who will view all of the films before making their decision. The winners will be announced at the Northern Silver Screen awards dinner on the evening of the 6 November 2014.


We ask that the form is submitted by close of business on Monday 15 September. We'll email all entrants to let them know the outcome. Those shortlisted will be contacted to arrange filming which will take place between 22 September and 17 October. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 6 November.


Entry is free. If you are lucky enough to be short-listed then you will be asked to pay a maximum of £800 towards the filming costs and the Northern Housing Consortium will also make a contribution. If you have your own film we can use this, but there will be a small editing fee to ensure that it is the right length and style for the event.

Further information

If you would like any further information please contact Jodie Reynolds on 0191 566 1032 or email

Previous years

We've been running Northern Silver Screen for seven years now. You can view all of the films via our YouTube page.

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