Facts & figures
- $7,000 First prize
- $4,000 2nd place
- $2,000 3rd place
- + $250 shortlist prizes
This is a competition for everyone. Who is Sydney is about sharing stories about our students from all different backgrounds as they come together to experience Sydney, make new friends and form a community. For some, Sydney is the home they have always known, while for others it’s a brand new place to live and study.
Form a team with other students and create a short film together around the themes of cultures, connections and student life.
It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an experienced videographer, creativity is the key. Your team's entry could, for example, take almost any form on film, such as:
– a music video
– an animation or stop-motion
– a short story
– a vlog
– a mini-documentary
The winning teams will receive a certificate and a monetary prize:
First place: $7,000
Second place: $4,000
Third place: $2,000
The remaining seven entries from the top 10 shortlist will each receive a $250 shortlist prize.
Being a part of Who is Sydney is easy! There are only a few rules for teams to enter:
All entries must:
All teams must:
All participants must be:
Judging will take place after the deadlines has passed. A panel of judges will review a shortlist of the top 10 entries and select the top three films to award the prizes. The judges will rate the best films primarily on creativity and relevance to the main themes of the competition:
Remember when submitting your entry to:
Need some tips? Inspiration? others to team up? There are a few resources around campus that can help.
There are lots of video editing, animation and other useful mini-courses on LinkedIn Learning. It's a handy online resource that Univerity of Sydney students can enjoy free access. Just log in with your UniKey.
You could start by picking a theme or concept for your film. For example:
Participating in the competition is not just a chance to showcase your creativity with a camera, but it's also a novel way to make friends. Why not take it on as an extra-curricular project with classmates? Or enter with a peer mentor, fellow club or society members, or language exchange partner?
If you are interested in participating but can't find others to join a team, try putting out a message on the Facebook event page. Who knows, it could be the beginning of something great!
Who is Sydney is a new initiative supported by a generous gift from a University of Sydney donor. It offers participants a chance to showcase their personal experiences and aims to foster cross-cultural connections between students from different backgrounds.
We are delighted that this competition has been supported by Mr John Wang, LLM(1994), Managing Director of the Australia China Investment Fund.