Footage for the Future

Want to win a trip to the WILD Sub-Antarctic Islands?

Open to anyone aged 18–30, with the incredible prize of a trip to the Subantarctic Islands with Heritage Expeditions as the Spirit of Enderby Youth Scholar!

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Footage for the Future: Spirit of Enderby Science Communication Short Film Challenge

The Challenge: Creativity, Passion, Inspiration!

Submit a 3 minute video clip on one of the two topics below:

  1. The Southern Ocean: Wild? Untouched? Resource Rich? How do we manage our oceans?

  2. The Sub-Antarctic Islands: NZ success story, pest-eradication on the Sub-Antarctic Islands.

This is your opportunity to tackle important topics of the Southern Ocean.


The Prize

A fully paid trip on Heritage Expedition’s Forgotten Islands Voyage departing from Bluff from 4 – 11 January 2015 to the Sub-Antarctic Islands as the Spirit of Enderby Youth Scholar.



  • Open to applicants aged 18 – 30 years, (as of 1 Jan 2015) who would otherwise be unable to travel to the Southern Ocean and are a NZ resident or citizen.

  • Video must be submitted to the NZ IceFest Vimeo channel by Friday 19th September 2014 for judging. 

  • To be considered for the prize you also need to submit a short application as part of the Spirit of Enderby Youth Scholarship Process.

  • Excellence in science communication is prioritised over production



Here are some links to get you started

Department of Conservation 

Our Far South 

Heritage Expeditions 

Antarctic Ocean Alliance




Enderby Trust 

Enderby Trust works in conjunction with New Zealand’s premier expedition travel company, Heritage Expeditions, to offer scholarship positions aboard expeditions to the Subantarctic Islands aboard the Spirit of Enderby. The Enderby Trust was founded by the Russ Family knowing the opportunities for young people to visit these regions are limited but believing it is vitally important that young people experience this amazing region. The Trustee’s hope scholarship participants will share their experiences and enthusiasm with other people and grow the awareness of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Each expedition is accompanied by a team of naturalists and biologists to enhance the learning possibilities.


Scholardship Background 

Starting in 1830 the London based Enderby & Co outfitted vessels for commercial voyages of discovery, captains were expected to go above and beyond their normal duties in the services of discovery and exploration. A series of remarkable voyages began with the 1830 departure of the Tula and the Lively, on this voyage Captain John Biscoe discovered land at 67ºS and named it Enderby Land. In 1838 John Balleny, sailing to the Southern Ocean on the Eliza Scott accompanied by the Sabrina discovered the Balleny Islands and Sabrina Land. A stalwart of Enderby & Co, Charles Enderby, was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society and in 1841 he was admitted to the Royal Society of London for his “promotion of geographical discovery in the Antarctic regions”.


What you need to do

  • Create your 3 minute video

  • Upload your video to the NZ IceFest Vimeo Channel by Friday 19 Septeber 2014. Please do not upload before 20 August (Channel name = NZ IceFest Spirit of Enderby). Please include your name and title in the file name.

  • Submit the scholarship Application Form Here.


Please note

  • The successful applicant will have to be cleared medically by their doctor as fit and able to travel to the Sub-Antarctic Islands (cost to be covered by applicant).

  • Return travel to/from Bluff (from NZ home location), 1 night accommodation in Invercargill and travel insurance will be covered by Heritage Expeditions and NZ IceFest.

  • The successful applicant will be required to submit a presentation in a mutually agreed style on a topic of their choice within three months of their travel. Recipients are reminded that a goal of the trust is too encourage greater interest in and understanding of the Southern Ocean, its landscapes, history and biological diversity. The submitted presentation should be in keeping with the aims and goals of the trust.

  • The top films will be screened through NZ IceFest channels and the winner will be announced at the completion of NZ IceFest 2014.