Music speaks – without words


Great filmmakers create their masterpieces knowing an emotive score is as vital as stunning visuals or compelling dialogue. Now annual, Score IT! is a state-wide film-scoring competition open to all secondary school students in Queensland. The competition challenges young composers to create an original composition to accompany a short film produced by the Griffith Film School.

Score IT! categories are as follows:

Score IT! Junior (Years 7-10)
Score IT! Senior (Years 11-12)
Score IT! Plus (Years 7-12)

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 the submission of a written score.


Entrants are judged by an expert panel including QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan, and award-winning screen composer and orchestrator Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World and Zootopia, as well as industry leaders from Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Queensland School of Film and Television.


Score IT! finalists will be invited in July to take part in a series of composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and take part in a half-day workshop with top video and digital agency PixelFrame. At the concluding awards ceremony, the winning Score IT! Plus composition will be performed by students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Prizes will also be awarded to all finalists.

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.

For any enquiries please email

Competition Opens
Mon 23 Jan, 2017

Competition Closes
Fri 19 May, 2017

Awards Ceremony
Wed 26 July, 2017

Cameron Patrick Public Lecture
1pm Fri 28 July, 2017

Score IT! is presented by Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane City Council


Major Partners

Griffith Film SchoolQueensland ConservatoriumQueensland Government

Bronze Partner

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This program has received additional support from Queensland Government through Department of the Premier and Cabinet, as part of its commitment to maintaining and building safe, connected and cohesive communities.