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 submission of a written score.
Entrants are judged by an expert panel including award-winning screen composer and orchestrator, Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Inside Out, Jurassic World and Star Trek Into Darkness among many others.
The competition will culminate with an awards ceremony, where the winning Score IT! Plus composition will be performed by students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Score IT! 2016 Winners
Score IT! Junior (Years 7 – 10)
First Place: Izak Everett (Marist College Ashgrove)
Second Place: Jessica Pickett (Lourdes Hill College)
Third Place: Jamie Horay (Cleveland District State High School)
Honourable Mention: Parker Asnicar (Marist College Ashgrove)
Score IT! Senior (Years 11 – 12)
First Place: Joe Kondo (Northside Christian College)
Second Place: Jarvis Hill (Queensland Academy for Creative Industries)
Third Place: Hudson Beck (Moreton Bay Boys’ College)
Honourable Mention: Nava MacDonald (Craigslea State High School)
Score IT! Plus (Years 7 – 12)
First Place: Harry Ottley (John Paul College)
Second Place (Tie): Georgia Lloyd (St Paul’s School) and Sophia Evans (Queensland Academy for Creative Industries)
Third Place: Joshua Robinson (St Peters Lutheran College)
Honourable Mention: Hudson Beck (Moreton Bay Boys’ College)
View all winning films on our YouTube Channel here