University of Cambridge Audio Visual Competition: Kleos and Construction in the Ancient World

The Faculty of Classics would like you to communicate the ancient world through ANY type of Audio-Visual format you like. Of course, this can still be film clips but feel free to change things up with a photography series, perhaps a podcast or music recording or even a dance performance! We are looking for creative and exciting entries that explore the ancient world and present it in a new media format.


Teams can have up to 4 members, from year 9 to year 13 (ages 13-19.)

You do not all have to appear in the piece as you may wish to spread the tasks involved, such as directing, recording, editing and presenting/performing. You can also apply as an individual.

The Theme

Select a topic: This year your piece can be centred on kleos* and/or construction in the ancient world. You might look to answer a historical question, consider a piece of ancient literature or Greek Tragedy, or discuss an ancient object or city- go wherever the muses take you.

*kleos- (glory, fame) in Ancient Greek

Choose the Audio-visual format you think would work<<

Video and music clips up to 4 minutes
Podcasts up to 5 minutes

The Prize(s)

The prize will be a share of £750 as well as being published on our website and social media pages for all to see.

The judges will be looking for creative and exciting entries that have used your chosen media format effectively to bring the subject to life.

Unsure about what to do? Have a question? Contact us at: [email protected]


See here for further information and how to enter.   Closing date 20 December 2021.

Further information in pdf format.