2022 AVID Australia Student Showcase

The 2022 AVID Australia Student Showcase will feature students sharing their celebration stories.

  • Highlight your students’ voices at AVID Australia’s Summer Institute

  • Select from four prompts that celebrate teaching and learning in your school community

Share your students’ stories of celebration with the AVID community. Students can choose any format, for example, a written contribution in an essay, poem or short story format; video or short film; song, rap; a poster or work of art; or an impassioned speech.

The winner will have the opportunity to deliver their story live at AVID Australia’s Summer Institute, and will receive return travel to Melbourne and accommodation for the student and a parent or guardian (if from outside Melbourne).

Runner-up submissions will be showcased throughout Summer Institute.

Entries close 24 October.

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

  • Brainstorm how you will share your celebration story.
  • Plan your submission.
    • If it is a written piece, use the writing process to guide you.
    • If it is a video submission, use a storyboard and illustrations to guide you.
  • Develop your entry. Be sure to include a title, school name, your name and the year of production.
  • Ask for feedback. Show your entry to teachers or peers and apply their feedback to refine your submission.
  • Submit your video by 24 October 2022.

Student Prompts

Guided by one or more of the following, tell us a celebration story using your choice of format.

Celebrate learning

Share a story about…

  • Your favourite subjects
  • What inspires you to learn
  • Something interesting or exciting that you have learned
  • How you help yourself or others learn
  • Your favourite AVID strategy and how it helps you learn

Celebrate teachers and leaders

Share a story about…

  • An inspiring teacher or teachers
  • An exceptional student leader
  • A remarkable school leader such as a Principal or Deputy Principal, Coordinator or other
  • AVID strategies used by teachers, that have helped you learn

Celebrate your school community

Share a story about…

  • What you enjoy about being at an AVID school
  • What makes your school special
  • Your local community – the people, the places, the sights and sounds
  • How your school engages with the local community

Celebrate you

Share a story about…

  • An achievement that you’re proud of
  • A time that you have experienced growth
  • Something unique about you or your school

How to Enter

Fill in the Entry Form that requires you to:

  1. Enter your details.
  2. Submit your entry as follows:
    1. An essay, poem or short story that is up to 800 words in length
    2. A video (in MP4 format) of your Celebration story as an impassioned speech, short film, song, dance or rap, that is up to 3 minutes in length
    3. A photograph of a work of art
  3. Accept the Student Declaration that is signed by a Parent/Guardian.

Eligibility

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

Requirements

All submissions must be original and clearly the student’s own work.

Ensure that all content in your submission 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 submission must contain a title, school name, student name 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, if each entry differs significantly from any others submitted by that entrant.

The submission must not contain or pertain to anything illegal.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged across the four criteria of:

1. Originality

2. Creativity

3. Communication

4. Production

Prizes

Winners will have the opportunity to deliver their story live at AVID Summer Institute and will receive return travel to Melbourne and accommodation for the student and a parent or guardian (if from outside Melbourne) from 30 November to 2 December 2022 (2 nights).

Other prizes will be announced in the coming months.

All entrants who successfully submit the Entry form will be sent a Certificate of Participation in December 2022, following Summer Institute.

Runner-up submissions will be showcased throughout Summer Institute.

Important Dates

Entries must be submitted by 24 October 2022.

All entrants will be notified of the outcome by 9 November 2022.

Helpful Resources

Final checklist before you upload your entry

  • You have told/shown us your celebration story using one or more of the student prompts above.
  • If submitting a video, it is no more than 3 minutes long and is an MP4 file.
  • If submitting a written piece, it is no longer than 800 words.
  • You have completed the Entry form that includes accepting the Student Declaration and your parent/guardian’s signature.

Enter

Entries must be submitted by 24 October 2022.

The winners will be notified by 9 November 2022.

Good luck!

Enter Now!