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What is Australia Future Unlimited Schools Video Competition 2017-2018, who can participate in this?

It is a video competition organised by Australian Trade and Investment Commission in association with HDFC CREDILA. This competition is for students from grades 9-11 across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Schools must support the students’ registration, create and upload videos to enter this competition.

School students will demonstrate their English skills and develop a short video on a topic nominated by the partner institution. Winners of each partner-nominated topic will visit Australia and be hosted by the nominating Australian institution. Flights, travel insurance and visas will be funded by the competition.

How many students can apply per school?

Two students and one teaching staff constitutes a team. Since there are different themes, one team per theme are allowed to participate. A school can upload a maximum of 20 videos.

What if my school has different branches/campuses?

You are allowed to upload a maximum of 20 videos per school branch/campus.

Can my school participate across various themes?

Yes, schools are allowed to enter different themes but please remember: one team per theme. The same team is not allowed to upload videos on various themes.

What are the criteria for registering?

You will be able to register only if you provide all the details requested within the registration page. Please note, you will need to provide a valid email address and mobile number for further co-ordination. Without which you will not be able to proceed with registration.

How can schools support their students?

Teachers/schools can assist students with finalizing their entries and uploading their videos on YouTube as this will likely be done at school. A member of the teaching staff must travel and be the responsible party during the winners' Australia visit.

Are the themes different for different countries?

Yes, as schools from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be participating in this competition, the themes will vary across various countries. Check your country themes closely as incorrect entries will not be accepted. To check your country themes click here.

University Country  Focus Area   Theme
 macquarie uni logo  India  Cyber Security Cyber Security and modern-day threats

 Bangladesh  Cyber Security
 Pakistan  Cyber Security
 Sri Lanka  Environmental Sciences Importance of Environment Awareness
 uni-logo-rmit  India  Analytics Learn Analytics: Doing Right, Doing Smart
 Southern Cross University_CMYK_Horizontal  India The Business of Sustainable Event Tourism in India and the Gold Coast, Australia The Business of Sustainable Event Tourism in India and the Gold Coast, Australia
 UQ-logo-2018  India Agriculture, environmental sustainability, food processing and production, food science, biotechnology and human nutrition Foods of the Future: how to feed the world with diminishing resources
 university of south australian logo  India  Architecture Design a home for the future
 Sri Lanka

Do I have to register from a participating school to take part in the competition?

Yes, schools must register with details primary contact details (including assisting teacher) before students can enter the competition.

How can I participate in the competition?

Firstly, you will have to register for the competition. The team will then create a video on one of the themes (as per your country) and upload it on YouTube. Share the YouTube link through the website using the registered email address. We request the schools to assist their students by submitting the links to the videos as entries.

What is the main objective of the competition?

LThis competition aims to bring out the innovative skills in students and encourage them to travel to and experience Australia. Chance to learn options to an exciting career.
The students will have a chance to demonstrate their English language skills, video production skills and their creative thinking. This will teach students to be more creative to work towards their goals.

How will the submissions be evaluated?

The videos will primarily be evaluated on the content (significance, precision, inventiveness). You will also be judged on the language related skills like clarity, delivery and creativity of the presentation. Students should ensure that there is no copyright infringement either in video or sound.

How do teachers support students in the competition?

Teachers can help their students understand the competition, help them to brainstorm ideas that create innovative videos; explain the rules and ensure their videos are within the time limit specified and encourage students to ‘put on their creative thinking hats'.
Teachers are requested to check on the students and ensure that no material is copied from any other sources and also ensure that there are no infringement of copyright breaches.
In conjunction with the video micro-lectures, teachers are expected to explain the topics clearly to students and also ensure the students stick to the topic specified.

How many teams can a school nominate?

Each school can nominate a maximum of 20 teams. Find out how to register.

Can a student be part of more than one theme or team?

No, students can only take part in one team/theme.

What are the competition dates?

The competition will be launched in 4 different countries in December 2017. The videos must be uploaded by Monday, 5th March 2018. The judging process will be completed by Thursday, 15 March 2018. Dates are subject to change. Find out more about key dates here

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced on Thursday, 5th April 2018 – dates are subject to change.

What is the competition prize?

We will select a winning team for each theme. The winning team will get a fully sponsored five-day visit to Australia. It will be a great opportunity for the students to experience student life at one of the partnering Australian universities.
The winning teams will travel to Australia in May 2018. The winning teams and exact visit dates to Australia will be announced on the website.

How do I upload my video?

Click on how to upload my video to know more. We suggest the teachers who are participating to ensure that the students have clarity on the theme. Schools are requested to encourage early registration to the competition and avoid last minute entries that miss out.

Which Australian universities are participating?

Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, RMIT, University of Queensland and University of South Australia.

What does the study tour include?

The study tour to Australia is for five days and includes return economy flights arranged by Qantas to Australia, the cost of travel insurance and visas, accommodation, and meals. Prizes will be issued to the nine (9) winning pairs of students and their accompaniying teacher.

Are all flights included for the winning teams in each country?

All winning teams will be provided domestic flights (within Australia) and international flight tickets from international departure hubs within India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
For India, the winning teams will have to take international flights from either of these cities - Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
For Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the winning teams will have to arrange their own internal transfers to their nearest international airport.


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Last updated: Monday, 26 November 2018 4:48:16 PM

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