Film Scoring Competition
Entries now open!
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 Griffith Film School. Score IT! categories are as follows:
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, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Queensland School of Film and TV.
Score IT! finalists will be invited in July 2018, to take part in a number of composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and also take part in a half day workshop with top video and digital school, Queensland School of Film and TV and, 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.
FREE Professional Development Workshop
Please join us for an enlightening workshop for secondary teachers on composition for film presented by Matthew Christensen, Music Teacher and composer from the Queensland Academy Creative Industries Campus. For more information click here.
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)
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)
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)