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January 14, 2017

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Students from schools across India will have the opportunity to win a study trip to a leading Australian university by participating in the A2Oz India Schools Video Competition 2016. School students based out of Chennai region are invited to display their creativity and seize a chance of visiting well-known Australian Universities.

Organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Government and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), the competition is open to students from grades 9 to 11 from schools across India. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an in-depth, high-level qualification offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.

The 3rd edition of the annual A2Oz India Schools Video Competition allows students to explore next generation fields of study in areas of growing career opportunity. The competition involves production of short films by students around the themes of aerospace, nanotechnology, earth sciences, story-telling through dance and construction management.

The winning teams for all the five themes will have the opportunity to participate in a study programme in University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland. This would also include return flight tickets from India to Australia, for two students and an accompanying teacher, accommodation, and other travel and living expenses in Australia for the study programme.

The competition is sponsored by University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Macquarie University, University of Southern Queensland, Urbanest, Allianz Worldwide Partners and Credila.

The students will be provided background information on the themes by the participating Australian universities and schools can nominate a team for each of the five themes and each team can have minimum of two students and one teacher.

Registration for the competition commences on 9 November 2016 and the submission of competition video entries is between 15 to 25 February 2017.

Technical sessions on video production will be conducted for schools and students across India participating in the competition in December 2016. The sessions will feature Australian experts who will train the participants on film-making and production.

The 2nd edition of the competition, held in 2015-2016, attracted 380 schools from across India and featured winners from Seedling Public School, Jaipur; Carmel Junior School, Jamshedpur and Vaels International School, Chennai. The winning schools travelled to Bond University, Curtin University, Charles Darwin University, James Cook University between April to July 2016 to experience life in Australian Universities.

For more information on participating in the competition, please visit www.a2oz.org or contact Neha Grover at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission at 011-45756213 or e-mail to neha.grover@austrade.gov.au

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