We believe that it is only through working with a diverse range of partners from all sectors of the community that real change can be made and sustained. We have been highly fortunate in the relationships that we have formed over the years and the new ones we are creating now. This year we are happy to announce the following Sharp Shotz Partners:

 Sharp Shotz longest serving partner and without whom the competition would have been impossible. UWE's animation department has recuited, and then supported animation students commissioned to turn the winning teams ideas into animations, whilst studying for the degree, which is not easy. This year along with the  animation department and its students who will be creating the 30 second animated sting element of the winning films, we have documentary students joining the team. They will be assisting the winning teams with the production of the documentary section of the films. If this was not enough UWE will be providing judges for the panel and hosting the Finals.

"My point of view with association and opportunities such as Sharp Shotz is that it is great to enhance the experience of our students. They can participate in collaboration, realising a project that performs a function beyond their studies. For all concerned this project provides some great learning through practice. The message is a good one" John Parry, Senior Lecturer University of the West of England

- Following UWE, Aardman has been the driving force since Sharp Shotz beginnings in 2007, creating the logo along with the first Sharp Shotz Team, trophy and running workshops. This year Aardman staff will be judging the Finalists entries, and providing an Animation Masterclass for the winning teams, an outstanding opportunity for the young film makers and the UWE students helping them.

 

 - They have supported Sharp Shotz in many incredible ways over the years including running a 6 month apprenticeship scheme in a range of departments such as Points West and Inside Out. This year the BBC's involvement is exciting and new, in line with the new documentary element of the competiton. BBC staff will be providing expert help for the finalists of the Sharp Shotz Competition, a Judge for the Finals Panel, and mentors for UWE's documentary students that will be assisting the winning teams. The students will also be offered the opportunity of a work placement at the BBC

"The BBC in Bristol is delighted to be able to continue to work in partnership with Sharp Shotz as the project seeks to develop the creative skills and overall confidence of young people whilst developing messages relevant to the age group." Lucio Mesquita, BBC Head of Regional & Local Programmes for the West of England

and their health provider's  No Worries! Teenage Health Service and School nurses are bringing Sharp Shotz into secondary schools across North Somerset, offering schools their expertise in the development of ideas and in turn promoting their exceptional service. The NSCP which provide health care services to young and old across North Somerset, has also generously sponsored Sharp Shotz in the North Somerset area highlighting their belief in the project and the importance of young people being at the centre of making changes to our society.

 "Working with Sharp Shotz is a great way for us to celebrate everything the No Worries! service has achieved over the last 10 years. It is a really good opportunity for young people to get involved in educating other young people about the subjects that matter most to them. We hope it also gives them a chance to be a part of, and help shape the No Worries! service in the future" Kyle Lansdown, The NSCP Business Manager of Children's services

  are Sharp Shotz newest partner. The Bristol based charity works nationally to raise awareness of Modern Slavery using film. As part of their invovlement this year they will be delivering an exciting workshop to up to 100 young people entering the comeptition at Bristol's Watershed.