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Below are some competitions which you can enter.
New competitions are added frequently, so please bookmark this page and check it sometimes.
Good luck!

Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra

Competition organiser:
Rich Mix &
UK Student Life
Information: Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra comes to the UK to display their rich blend of music which has earned them wide acclaim and success overseas. The band is mainly composed of French and Indian musicians and they fuse a range of sounds together including electro, banging traditional Dhol, Hip Hop and Bollywood soft touch. The group will be joined by their special guest: Dhol drummer Bobby Panesar. This event is at the Rich Mix Centre, which is a venue near Brick Lane which promotes international music/film/arts.
This event is on the evening of Friday 27 March 2009.
Doors open at 8pm. The concert starts at 8:30pm. The ticket price is £10 (or £8 for students).
The address is: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA (nearest Tube: Liverpool Street station; map)
Prizes: Win a pair of free tickets to see Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra!
How to enter: Answer this question:
What type of instrument is a Dhol?
(a) Guitar
(b) Drum
(c) Cymbals
Send the answer (a, b or c) and your name, address and phone number in an e-mail: click here
(the title of the message must be "UK-Olli competition", and it should be sent to
Who can enter? You should be aged 18 or over and be able to attend this event in London on Friday 27 March
Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 24 March 2009 [the winner will be notified on Wednesday 25 March]
This competition has now closed
Other notes: Your contact details will only be used to let you know the result of this competition - they will not be used for any other purpose. You may only enter this competition once. No purchase is required.
Website links: To buy tickets to see Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra and for details of other performances at Rich Mix, see:

Projectorhead Competition for International Students

Competition organiser:
Education UK
Information: Education UK have launched a new video diaries campaign for international students in the UK. Projectorhead encourages international students to create videos of their UK experience to share with other students around the world. The videos will be posted on the Projectorhead YouTube channel (, where viewers will be encouraged to watch and rate them.

Projectorhead videos are all about sharing experiences as an international student in the UK. They can be about people, places, films, music, events – anything goes, not just education.
Lack of technical ability or film-making experience should not hold anyone back. Whether the video is a lavishly directed masterpiece or recorded in-between lessons on a mobile phone – it doesn’t matter. All submissions are welcome.

To find out more and upload videos visit the Projectorhead website now.
Prizes: Students who create the most popular videos will be rewarded with a prize worth up to £200. They can choose from:
• Apple iPod Touch
• Nintendo Wii
• Canon Camcorder
• Panasonic Digital Camera
How to enter: To find out more and upload videos, visit the Projectorhead website:
Who can enter? To enter this competition you must currently be an international student in the UK.
Closing date: This is an ongoing competition, with a prize awarded every 2 months to the most popular video.

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The Prize Finder:
UK Competitions:

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