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 in three separate categories: Score IT! Junior (Years 7–10) Score IT! Senior (Years 11–12) and Score IT! Plus (Years 7–12).

A huge congratulations to our 2017 winners!

Score IT! Plus (Years 7 – 12)
First Place: Hudson Beck (Moreton Bay Boys’ College)
Second Place: Nava MacDonald (Craigslea State High School)
Third Place: Samara Behrendt (Queensland Academy for Creative Industries)
Honourable Mention: Natalia Carter (Queensland Academy for Creative Industries)

View the winning Score IT! Plus Video here

Score IT! Junior (Years 7 – 10)
First Place: Elliena Escott (Trinity Lutheran College)
Second Place: William Elvin (Indooroopilly State High School)
Third Place: Lachlan Moulds (The Rockhampton Grammar School)
Honourable Mention: Flynn Fitzgerald (Marist College Ashgrove)

View the winning Score IT! Junior Video here

Score IT! Senior (Years 11 – 12)
First Place: Matt Bettinson (Citipointe Christian College)
Second Place: Hudson Beck (Moreton Bay Boys’ College)
Third Place: Aidan Burne-Johnston (Anglican Church Grammar School
Honourable Mention: Rebecca Armour (Ferny Grove State High School)

View the winning Score IT! Senior Video here

The winners will enjoy some impressive tech gear including a H5 Zoom Recorder, RØDE USB Microphone, AKAI Midi-board, Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones, UE Boom (wireless speaker). In addition, all finalists will participate in a series of composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and LA-based composer Cameron Patrick, plus take part in a half-day workshop with top video and digital agency PixelFrame.

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