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​Calling all budding composers!

Queensland’s leading High School film scoring competition returns in 2019! 

Part of the Queensland Music Festival program, Score IT! invites students to submit an original score for the chance to win awesome prizes and have their composition set to a short film produced by Griffith Film School students. 

The free to enter competition challenges students in a practical environment, offering real world experience by preparing an original composition to accompany a short animation film.

Music transforms a film’s narrative, enchanting and captivating the audience and Score IT! allows students to let their creativity run wild. Score IT! offers students an educational stepping stone to hone their skills and gain invaluable industry experience.

Competition Categories:

The animation films are prepared by Griffith Film School and are offered for three categories.


Based on year level, students compete in either Score IT! Junior or Senior by composing and recording a soundtrack using instruments of their choice. The more challenging Score IT! Plus is open to all secondary students, requiring composition for specific instruments and submission of a written score.

Entrants are judged by an expert panel including Katie Noonan, and award-winning screen composer and orchestrator, Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel, Star Trek Into Darkness for Paramount; and Jurassic World for Universal; as well as industry leaders from Griffith Film School and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Finalists will be invited to take part in a workshop program in Brisbane from 24th to 26th July with composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and a half day workshop with top video and digital school, Queensland School of Film and TV. The winner will receive an extra composition workshop, a recording session and have their winning score performed at the Awards Ceremony by students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Score IT! finalists will also receive some great prizes, including professional recording equipment.

For regional finalists, travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Queensland Music Festival to bring the selected student and a guardian to Brisbane for the July Score IT! activities outlined here.

Entires are open now, closing 24 May 2019.

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