Score IT! 2018 Winners Announced

Congratulation to this year’s winners and finalists!

Score IT! Plus

First Place: Hudson Beck (Grade 12) from Moreton Bay Boys’ College
Second Place:
William Elvin (Grade 9) from Hubbard’s School
Third Place:
William Ridgway (Grade 12) from Anglican Church Grammar School
Fourth Place: Lachlan Moulds (Grade 11) from The Rockhampton Grammar School
Honourable Mention: Ray Lin (Grade 12) from Stretton State College

Listen to the winning Sweep score

Score IT!

First Place: Elliena Escott (Grade 10) from Trinity Lutheran College
Second Place:
Daniel Chen (Grade 10) from All Saints Anglican College
Third Place:
Imogen Ferdinando (Grade 10) from Noosa Pengari Steiner School
Honourable Mention:
Thomas Gray (Grade 9) from Townsville Grammar School

Listen to the winning The Forest score


Score IT! Senior

First Place: Nicholas Hughes (Grade 12) from Anglican Church Grammar School
Second Place: Aidan Campbell (Grade 12) from Anglican Church Grammar School
Third Place: Liam Burne-Johnston (Grade 11) from Anglican Church Grammar School
Honourable Mention: Lucas Taylor (Grade 12) from Anglican Church Grammar School

Listen to the winning The Poet and The King score


Score IT! Competition

Entries for Score IT! 2019 will open in January

Score IT! is a statewide 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 SchoolScore 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 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 2019, 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.


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Entries for Score IT! 2018 are closed.


Awards Ceremony
Wed 25 July 2018

Cameron Patrick Public Lecture (Tickets Available)
Fri 27 July 2018

Register your interest for Score IT! 2019


Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University has been an enthusiastic supporter of Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) Score IT! initiative since 2009. Students have the opportunity to learn and work with our leading faculty in masterclasses and workshops. The winning Score IT! Plus composition is recorded and performed by students from the Conservatorium.
Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music and performing arts schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, and popular music to musical theatre, acting, creative music technology and music education. Music and performing arts students at Griffith learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.

Queensland Conservatorium alumni can be found gracing the stages of Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Concertgebouw. Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director Katie Noonan is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

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Griffith Film School

Griffith Film School has been an enthusiastic supporter of Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) Score IT! initiative since 2009, providing animations for re-scoring by high school students. By connecting animators and musicians Griffith Film School is supporting emerging talent across the arts.

Griffith Film School is the largest film school in Australia, and our teachers, students and industry partners are constantly pushing the boundaries of the animation industry — something  you would expect from a University ranked as the top Creative Arts School in Australia.*

Our animation students work across Art Direction, 2D, 3D and VFX specialisations, engage with industry and have the opportunity to work for real world clients through LiveLab as part of their studies.

Griffith Animation graduates can be found working in local studios such as Cutting Edge, Halfbrick Studios, Alt.VFX and Iloura, and worldwide for DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Double Negative and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

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


Major Partners

Griffith Film SchoolQueensland Conservatorium

Bronze Partners

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