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Submit your Entry

Thank you for your interest in the AVID Student Video Competition.

Please make sure you read this page carefully (especially the Task Guiding Prompts section below) before you upload your competition entry. Don’t forget, entries close on 19 October 2020!


To enter

  1. Upload a link to a short video (2-4 minutes) explaining how AVID has helped you to overcome challenges and learn from the experience. This should be based on a personal experience. See the Task Guiding Prompts section to help you get started.
  2. Attach your completed AVID Student Video Competition Declaration Form. The form is available for download, below. Please note: it is essential for you to keep the original copy of your declaration form. If you are one of the winners of the competition then AVID Australia will require a copy of the original form.

A link to your video file should be uploaded in the submission form, below. Please make sure that your video is uploaded as an MP4 file.

Please direct any questions to AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au, but please note we are unable to assist with reviewing any draft versions.

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Task guiding prompts

  Theme: Conquer Challenges

“There is no education like adversity” – Benjamin Disraeli, former PM of the UK

At school, and in life, we will often come across challenges. Some of these challenges are to be anticipated, while others will surprise us.

When we adapt, regroup and take on these challenges we can learn a great deal. AVID can help you build the skills and the mindset to conquer the difficulties you might face, so you can emerge stronger on the other side.

In a video, between 2-4 minutes long, tell us how you have overcome challenges in your life, how AVID has helped you along the way and what you’ve learned in the process.

What do you need to do?

As an individual or in teams of two to four students, create and submit a video that explores the challenges you have faced this year and the opportunities that you have seized to rise above those challenges.

We encourage all students to be creative and show how they can overcome any limitations that have arisen this year.

The video should be based on the theme, Conquer Challenges.


    • Students will need to be a current student at an AVID School (you don’t need to be in the AVID Elective)


    • All videos must be original and clearly the students’ own work.
    • Ensure that all content in your film (including footage, music, images, props, etc.) is your own. If you include any copyrighted or trademarked content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorised content will be disqualified. For more information consult our tips and tricks document, below. 
    • The video should run for a minimum of two minutes and be no longer than four minutes in length. 
    • The video needs to include audio as well as visual.
    • The video must contain a title, school name, student names/s and year of production.
    • Videos can be produced using any kind of audio-visual media (for example, smart phone, video camera or other video recording device)
    • Entrants may submit multiple entries, as long as each entry differs significantly from any others submitted by that entrant.
    • The video must not contain or pertain to anything illegal.
    • A completed Entry Form must be submitted with the video.

Judging Criteria

Judging criteria includes elements for originality, creativity, communication and production.

Read the information on this page carefully, before clicking on the ‘Enter Now!’ button below.

    • Decide whether you will participate as an individual or a team. If participating as a team, connect and collaborate with others.
    • Brainstorm how you will share your story about challenges faced and opportunities taken this year.
    • Plan your video and accompanying dialogue. Use a storyboard and illustrations to guide you.
    • Make your video. Be sure to include a title, school name, your name/s and the year of production.
    • Get feedback. Show the video to teachers or peers and apply their feedback to refine your entry.
    • Submit your video by 19th October 2020.

Think about the following for your message

  • How have you overcome challenges you have faced?
  • How are you addressing the challenges in front of you?
  • What have you learned along the way?
  • How have you changed your mindset? 
  • Who are the people who most inspire you and support you?
  • What skills do you need to achieve your goals?

 Note: These questions are designed to be a prompt for your initial drafting and planning only.  


    • Winners will receive a prize. The prizes will be announced in the coming months. 
    • All entrants who successfully submit a video will receive an AVID Australia Certificate of Participation that will be sent in December 2020.
    • All winning video entries will be showcased at AVID’s National Conference.

Important Dates

    • Entries to be submitted by 19th October 2020.
    • All entrants will be notified of the outcome on 9th November 2020

Helpful resources 


Final checklist before you upload your entry

  • Your video is no more than 4 minutes long.
  • Your video has been uploaded as an MP4 file, and you’ve included a link to the file in the form, below.
  • You have addressed the task using the prompts mentioned above.
  • You have obtained permission from a parent/guardian to enter and have uploaded the Student Video Competition Declaration Form.

 The winners will be notified by 9 November 2020.

Good Luck!


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