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Competition dates

These are the key dates for the competition – remember students’ videos must be uploaded between 15 February – 10 March 2017.




Competition launch

Schools must register for the competition. Students should form a team and choose a topic

Teams should be made up of two students from grades 9 -11




Competition ends

Create your video and submit

Students should upload their 3-minute video between 15 February and 10 March 2017


Jury announces winner

The winning teams will visit Australia between April – July 2017

Competition Launch:

09 November 2016

Registrations are open


Click here to register for the Roadshow at your preferred location

​08 December 2016​

​New Delhi

09 December 2016 Mumbai
10 December 2016 Chennai
12 December 2016 Bengaluru

13 – 15 December 2016

Click here to learn more about the webinars

Click here to view the recorded webinars


Two step process to register for the Webinars

System requirements

Start date for submission of entries:

15 February 2017 12.00 a.m.

  • Submission window opens
  • Registration remains open

Last date for submission of entries:                           

10 March 2017 11.59 p.m.

  • Submissions window closes
  • Registrations also close
Announcement of winners: 10 April 2017  






Webinar ID

Click on the Youtube link to view the recorded webinar

Earth Sciences

Australian National University- by Prof. Andrew Roberts 

15 December 2016

10.00 a.m.


Story-telling through  Dance

Macquarie University – by Dr. Julie-Anne Long

15 December 2016

11.30 a.m.



RMIT – by Prof. Sharath Sriram

13 December 2016

10.00 a.m.


Construction Management

University of Southern Queensland – by Prof. Vasantha Abeysekera

14 December 2016

10.30 a.m.

Aerospace University of Sydney – by Mr. Benjamin Morrell 13 December 2016 11.30 a.m. 551-300-451

Two step process for registering for the webinar

Please visit the following website link

Enter the Webinar ID & your email id and register.

On the day of the webinar log in to the website link

System requirements for attending the webinar

Operating system

Windows Vista – Windows 10

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser

Google Chrome v39 or later

Mozilla Firefox v34 or later

Internet Explorer v8 or later

Apple Safari v6 or later

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)


GoToWebinar desktop app

JavaScript enabled


2GB or more of RAM


Competition Roadshows 

There will be roadshows/workshops conducted throughout the country to help the participants make their videos. Students who would like to learn more about making videos or to develop their video making skills to compete and win in the Advance to Australia competition, can attend these roadshows.

A senior academic from Australia will help coach the students through the process of making the videos.

Schools can send up to 10 students from their institution.

Please refer to the schedule for the roadshows below.

Unfortunately, the Chennai Roadshow has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

Click here to register for the Roadshow at your preferred location.

S.No Location Date Venue (8.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.)


New Delhi 8 December 2016

Henry Lawson Room
Australian High Commission

1/50 G, Shantipath
Entry via: Gate 3
New Delhi
Delhi – 110021
Ph: 011 4139 9900



9 December 2016

Don Bosco College
Gate no. 1
Dept of Mass Media, 5th Floor Don Bosco Theatre
Premier Automobiles road, Kurla (west)
Mumbai – 400070







12 December 2016

Mitra Academy
7/1, 2nd Main, Arakere Gate
Opposite to British Biological

Competition details

  • This competition is  open to IGCSE, IB, CBSE, ICSE and State Board school students from grades 9 -11.
  • Registration must be completed by the school or a teacher representing a school. Students cannot register for the competition themselves.
  • Entering the teams and submitting videos must also be completed by the school or teacher.
  • Students must choose one of the following 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 faster, cheaper buildings and bridges

    • Aerospace: An exploration of space through robotics

  • Schools can nominate a maximum of five teams (one for each theme).
  • Each team can have up to two students.
  • One student cannot be a part of two teams
  • Teams must produce a short video in English, no more than 3 minutes long, on their chosen theme and upload it on YouTube.
  • Winning students will need to have parental permission to enter the competition and necessary paperwork to be able to travel to Australia between April and July 2017. The students will be accompanied by the teacher. It is the responsibility of the school to ensure that the teams they enter have the necessary permission when submitting their video, and the required paperwork and travel documents for travel, should they be successful.
  • See more information on the FAQs page.