Bored during the long school holidays? Mediabox / Screen West Midlands are offering individuals aged aged 13-19…

“grants (£100 to £80,000) to make creative media projects for film, television, radio, online, print and multimedia platforms.”

Deadline is 18th September 07, 2pm. More info from: mediabox@screenwm.co.uk

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You could gather ideas for your application, and also sharpen your skills for free, by pitching your tent at PodCamp in Birmingham in early September…

“This unique free event … promises to be a brilliant mix of ideas, technology, live music, free food, great people and much more… PodCamps are meetups for anyone interested in New Media. The “Pod” in PodCamp comes from podcasting; but you can expect to find anyone at PodCamp, podcasters, video makers, software developers, entrepreneurs, journalists, musicians, social networkers, marketers, producers, publishers, PR firms, educators, actors, writers, boys, broadcasters, girls and Web 2.0 gurus, all using the internet to communicate with shared media.”