SBS Student Competition


SBS National Languages Competition

The SBS National Languages Competition 2017 is an exciting initiative to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia. It’s a nationwide competition to engage school children from aged four to 18  who are learning a language other than English, and reflect on the cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of Australia's multicultural society.

To enter, students need to upload a video (maximum 30 seconds long) describing ‘What learning a language means to you?’ Remember, the video is to be in any language other than English and the more creative the better!

Competition entries must be uploaded to by Midnight on Friday 1 September 2017 (AEST).

The entrants are categorised into four groups:

·         Category A: Junior Primary (Aged 4 – 7)

·         Category B: Primary (Aged 8 – 12)

·         Category C: Junior High School (Aged 13 – 15)

·         Category D: Senior High School (Aged 16 – 18)

There will be four grand prize winners (one from each age category) who will receive:

·         iPad Pro 12.9 inch 256GB for the winner and one for his/her school

·         Full days pass to Luna Park in Sydney for two

Winners will also be invited to attend the SBS National Languages Competition award ceremony at SBS headquarters in Sydney in October 2017.

Selected winners who do not reside in NSW at the time of the above award ceremony will receive return airfares (for them and a parent/ guardian) from their capital city and one night’s accommodation in Sydney to attend the ceremony.

One winner will be nominated from each age category, in total there will be four winners of the SBS National Languages Competition. Winners will be notified by email and phone in September 2017.

Winners will be notified by email and phone.

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