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Advance to Australia–India Schools Video Competition 2015

Deadline: 15-Jan-2016

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AwardFive-day trip to Australia
EligibilityClass 7 to 11
CountryIndia

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Your students can win a five-day trip to Australia

Students from IGCSE, IB, CBSE, ICSE and State Board  schools across India can have the chance to win a five-day trip to Australia, hosted by  leading Australian universities in the Advance to Australia India Schools Video Competition.

  • The competition is open to school students from grades  7 - 11, studying in India.
  • Teams should contain a maximum of two students.
  • Students must choose one of the following four themes: 
    • Social entrepreneurship - Act NOW: Social and economic enterprise challenge
    • Creative Animation - Explore exciting new ways to express human movement
    • Robotics - Rise of the everyday Robot
    • Marine Sciences - India's coastal and marine environments: A future for everyone?
  • Schools can nominate a maximum of four teams (one for each theme)
  • Teams must produce a short video in English, no longer than 3 minutes, on their chosen theme and upload it to YouTube.

Eligibility

  • The competition is open to school students from grades  7 - 11, studying in India.

How to apply?

Schools need to register for the competition before they can submit students’ videos. Submissions can be made from 15 December 2015.

More Information

Four grand prizes

Each winning team will receive return flights from India to Australia for two students and one accompanying teacher. Accommodation, food and a study course are also included.

The winners for the best video on Social Entrepreneurship will receive a study visit hosted by Bond University in Queensland’s Gold Coast. Bond is Australia's highest rated University for educational experience, and highly reputed for its small class sizes, personal attention and practical focus.

The winners for the best video on Creative Animation will receive a study visit hosted by Charles Darwin University, a young and dynamic institution which is located in Darwin - a very cosmopolitan, tropical and vibrant young city of diverse nationalities, making it a multicultural study environment.                   

The team producing the best video on the theme of Roboticwill win a study visit to Curtin University in Perth. Curtin is Western Australia’s largest and most multi-cultural university making it an excellent academic choice for international students.

The team producing the best video on Marine Sciences will receive a study visit hosted by James Cook University which is internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research, and is known for its supportive study environment and a practical approach to learning.

The competition is organised by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Australian Trade Commission with support from Bond University, Charles Darwin University, Curtin University, and James Cook University. Travel is sponsored by National Australia Bank and CredilaSAE Institute is the Knowledge Partner.

What to do next

Promote this competition to your students and parents and encourage teams to enter. The competition closing date is 15 January 2016.

There are lots of tips to help you and your students get started on the resources page. Once their film is ready and uploaded to YouTube you can submit their entry on our website. There is more information on our FAQs page.

Benefits for schools

Raise your school’s profile

Winning schools will feature in national and international publicity campaigns by both Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Australian Trade Commission. Winning videos will also be promoted through social media by Cambridge English and Austrade.

Benefits for students

Give your students the opportunity to:

  • use their English language skills.
  • find out how learning English can increase their opportunities to study and work abroad.
  • find out more about Australia as a study destination.
  • learn about each of the four themes:
    • Social entrepreneurship
    • Creative Animation
    • Robotics
    • Marine Sciences
  • gain experience of making short videos.
  • get a taste of Australian university life by joining virtual lectures.
  • find out how Cambridge English  can help with Australian student visa and university applications.

Support for teachers

A wealth of support materials

Their page provides materials to help your students, including:

  • tips on how to make engaging videos, from developing a script to editing and post-production.
  • guidelines for uploading to YouTube.
  • information about online presentations hosted by the four universities on the competition themes.

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