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Advance to Australia – India Schools Video Competition 2016 – 2017

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 9 – 11, studying in India.
  • Teams should contain a maximum of two students.
  • Students must choose one of the following five themes:
    • Earth Sciences: The precious balance of life on Earth
    • Story-telling through Dance
    • Nanotechnology: Creating futuristic technology
    • Construction Management: Dreams to reality – managing construction for better, faster, cheaper buildings and bridges
    • Aerospace: An exploration of space through robotics.
  • Schools can nominate a maximum of five 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 on YouTube.

Five 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 Earth Sciences will receive a study visit hosted by Australian National University.

The winners for the best video on Story-telling through Dance will receive a study visit hosted by Macquarie University.

The winners for the best video on Nanotechnology will receive a study visit hosted by RMIT

The winners for the best video on Construction Management will receive a study visit hosted by the University of Southern Queensland.

The winners for the best video on Aerospace will receive a study visit hosted by the University of Sydney.

The competition is organised by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. Travel is sponsored by Allianz, Urbanest and Credila.

What to do next:

Promote this competition to your students and parents and encourage teams to enter. The competition closing date is 10 March 2017

There are lots of tips to help you and your students get started on the resources page. Once their video is ready and uploaded to YouTube, you can submit their entry by clicking here. 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 and Investment 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 five themes
  • gain experience of making short videos.
  • get a taste of Australian university life by joining virtual lectures.
  • find out how Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)  can help with Australian student visa and university applications.

Support for teachers

A wealth of support materials

Our resources 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 five universities on the competition’s themes.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a high quality, international English language qualification that students can use for their university and student visa applications.

Preparing for the exam will also help your students to develop the language skills they need to succeed in study and work in English speaking environments.

If your students are planning to study in Australia, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is the only English language exam they need. It is accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for student visa applications and by Australian universities and TAFE institutions. 

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Register now

Apply to Advance to Australia 2016 by registering and submitting your video.

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Key dates

Key dates for the competition — remember your video must be uploaded between 15 February – 10 March 2017.

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