IN SCHOOL

Make a movie, win a trip to Australia

(From left) Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade and T. K. Arunachalam, Regional Director, South Aisa - Cambridge English Language Assessment, interacting with students during the announcement press conference of Advance to Australia: India Schools Video Competition 2016.  

Students from schools across India will have the opportunity to win a study trip to a leading Australian university by participating in the A2Oz India Schools Video Competition 2016.

Organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Government and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE),the competition is open to students in grades 9 to 11 from schools across India. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an in-depth, high-level qualification offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. The 3rd edition of the annual allows students to explore next generation fields of study in areas of growing career opportunity.

The competition involves production of short films by students around the themes of aerospace, nanotechnology, earth sciences, story-telling through dance and construction management.

The winning teams for all the five themes will have the opportunity to participate in a study programme in University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland. This would also include return flight tickets from India to Australia, for two students and an accompanying teacher, accommodation, and other travel and living expenses in Australia for the study programme.

The competition is sponsored by University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Macquarie University, University of Southern Queensland, Urbanest, Allianz Worldwide Partners and Credila. The students will be provided background information on the themes by the participating Australian universities and schools can nominate a team for each of the five themes and each team can have minimum of two students and one teacher.

Registration for the competition has commenced and the submission of competition video entries is between February 15 and 25, 2017.

Technical sessions on video production will be conducted for schools and students across India participating in the competition, in December 2016. The sessions will feature Australian experts who will train the participants on film-making and production.

Speaking about the competition, Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner – South Asia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission said, “The Australian Trade and Investment Commission is delighted to be part of this competition. An objective of the competition is to broaden the horizons of Indian students and expose them to new study options, particularly in fields that link to careers of the future. It is a wonderful opportunity for Indian students to exhibit their creative talents.”

T. K. Arunachalam, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment said, “We are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of this competition — the last two years have seen some extremely well-researched and well-made videos. We look forward to having another year of brilliant participation.”

The 2nd edition of the competition, held in 2015-2016, attracted 380 international schools from across India featured winners from Seedling Public School, Jaipur; Carmel Junior School, Jamshedpur and Vaels International School, Chennai.

The winning schools travelled to Bond University, Curtin University, Charles Darwin University, James Cook University between April to July 2016 to experience life in Australian Universities. For more information on participation in the contest, visitwww.a2oz.orgor contact Neha Grover at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission on 011-45756213 or e-mailneha.grover@

austrade.gov.au



An objective of the competition is to broaden the horizons of Indian students and expose them to new study options, particularly in fields that link to careers of the future





The competition involves production of short films by students around the themes of aerospace, nanotechnology, earth sciences, storytelling through dance and construction management