Year Dot

Have you got a certain ambition or goal you want to achieve this year? Have you used MySpace to make your ambition a reality? Do you think some of our Year Dotters could benefit from your advice and experience?

If you’re aged 18-24, and full of opinions, why not visit Year Dot’s MySpace page to enter the Year Dot Review Show competition.

Entry is easy – head to and tell us why you think you should take part.

Year Dot is Channel 4’s interactive educational project, following fifteen 16 to 21 year olds over a defining 12 month period. They’re a varied bunch, connected by the fact that this is the year that will shape the rest of their lives. Since the project began on June 30th 2008, we’ve been following their lives online via films, blogs and video diaries and are invited to help and support them in achieving their goals and share our own experiences.

So, what are you waiting for… enter now!

Year Dot, Channel 4’s interactive education project following a group of
fifteen 16-20 year-olds for a year, launches on TV this month in the
first of three ten-part series. The Year Dot teens are a varied bunch,
but they all think this coming year is crucial for shaping what they
want to do with their lives. Since the project began on June 30th 2008,
the audience have been following their lives online via blogs and video
diaries and are encouraged to offer help and support to them as they try
to achieve their goals for the year.

16-year-old Sam from Frome in Somerset is desperate to represent the UK
at Eurovision. Will he be able to write a new song to get him past the
first selection stage? And will 18-year-old female wrestler Chloe get
herself on track for the 2012 Olympics? And will 20-year-old Claire,
standing as one of the youngest female Labour Party candidates, be able
to convince people in the Tory heartland of Skipton and Ripon that she’s
a credible choice and balance her political work with getting a decent
degree from York University?

These are just some of the real life stories the public and the Year Dot
production team are following online and on TV, testing how far social
networking can help achieve ambitions as well as providing an insight
into the diverse journeys of fifteen inspirational young people.

Year Dot has an official Site at, a MySpace Profile at and starts on TV on Mon 22nd September at

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1