Frequently Asked Questions

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.
2 students and 1 teaching staff constitutes a team. Since there are different themes, 1 team per theme are allowed to participate.

A school can upload a maximum of 20 videos.
You are allowed to upload a maximum of 20 videos per school branch/campus.
You are allowed to choose different themes and please remember: One team per theme. The same team is not allowed to upload videos on various themes.
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.
Teachers/schools should also assist students in creating and uploading their videos on YouTube as this will likely be done at school. A teaching staff must travel and be the responsible party during the winners' Australia visit.
Yes, as schools from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be participating in this competition, the themes will vary across various countries. Make sure you remain eligible as incorrect entries will not be accepted. To know more Click here
University Market Focus area Theme
University Logo India Cyber Security Cyber Security and modern-day threats
Bangladesh Cyber Security
Pakistan Cyber Security
Sri Lanka Environmental Sciences Importance of Environment Awareness
University Logo India Analytics Learn Analytics: Doing Right, Doing Smart
University Logo 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
University Logo 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 Logo India Architecture Design a home for the future
Sri Lanka
Yes, we would require details such as your school principal's name and contact details and your teacher who will be assisting you in this 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.
This 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.
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.
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.
Each school can nominate a maximum of 20 teams. To register visit register now
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
The winners will be announced on Thursday, 5th April 2018 – dates are subject to change.
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.
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.
Yes, we have universities that have fixed themes as per their country of interest.

5 selected themes will be open to applications from Indian schools, 2 themes for schools from Sri Lanka and 1 topic each for Pakistan and Bangladesh. A Video lecture is available at the links. Beyond this no further information can be provided as it might bias the competition.
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It is a good opportunity for the winning schools to increase their profiles as they will be featured in publicity campaigns relate to this competition by both Australian Trade and Investment Commission and HDFC CREDILA. Winning videos will be promoted through social media.
Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, RMIT, University of Queensland and University of South Australia.
5 days including 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.
The Competition will commence on Thursday, 14 December 2017 (GMT+5.5) and end on Monday, 5 March 2018 at 11.59 pm (India: GMT+5.5, Pakistan: GMT+5, Bangladesh: GMT+7, Sri Lanka: GMT+5.5). Austrade runs the official clock for the Competition and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
The winning teams will be provided both domestic and international flight tickets.

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 take international flights from the nearest international airport.
Only economy class of tickets will be sponsored.
The competition entrants must take the responsibility to recheck the competition website for any updates.
The teams will be judged with a predetermined marking criteria and copyright infringements will be strictly disqualified.

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