Frankston History Student Media Competition

Entries now open

Submission deadline extended until 5pm, Monday 24 September 2018.

Frankston City Council is calling on budding young filmmakers, photographers and artists to explore aspects of Frankston’s History through film, photography and art. The competition is open to all secondary school students (Years 7 - 12) who are living or attending school in the Frankston municipality.

Entrants are encouraged to be creative with the theme! Your work might focus on a specific era of Frankston’s history, a major event that happened or explore how Frankston’s landscape has changed over time. You could feature various Frankston residents – find out what it was like for them growing up in Frankston and how some of them came to live here. Everyone has a story to tell and memories to share! Remember, these are just some examples of what your work might explore.

Short film entrants can create a documentary, a short story or even a music or time-lapse clip (be sure to adhere to copyright rules!). Photographs and artwork can be displayed as portrait or landscape. They might be in black and white or colour, presented as a series or as individual images.

Your work might be funny or serious. It could tell a story or communicate an emotion. The most important thing is that your work is engaging, imaginative and innovative!

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions.

Short Films

  • Each film must be between 2 and 5 minutes in duration. Opening and/or closing credits are not required, but if added may be up to an additional 30 seconds in total
  • Films may be in any language or have no dialogue at all. Non-English audio (or important on-screen text) must have English subtitles

Photography and Art

  • Photographs and artwork must not exceed 1m x 1m or 500g in weight (including mounting material)
  • Photographs and artwork may be submitted individually or as a series. If submitted as a series, the works must be mounted together
  • Artwork must be of a two-dimensional nature (eg. drawings, paintings, prints, etchings etc.) and have the ability to be wall-mounted. No sculptures, figurines, crafts or the like will be accepted

Prizes for each Category

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $250
  • Third Place: $100

How to enter

Entries are to be submitted under one of two categories:

  • Lower Secondary School: Years 7 to 9
  • Upper Secondary School: Years 10 to 12

Students may enter individually, in groups, as a class or as a whole grade/year.

Register Your Entry

Please note that once you have completed the registration, you will be provided a dropbox link to upload your entry. Hard copies and USB entries are also accepted.  

  • Which age category? * (Required)

  • What type of entry are you? * (Required)

  • What type of entry are you submitting? * (Required)

  • I have my parent or guardian’s approval to enter the competition * (Required)
  • I have read and agree with competition Terms and Conditions * (Required)

Privacy Statement

Frankston City Council is collecting your personal details to administer the Frankston History Student Media Competition. Your personal information will only be used and disclosed as authorised by law. Electronic entries can be submitted to Council via email, on a USB stick, or large electronic files can be submitted via Dropbox. See for further information about how Dropbox manages personal information. Please note the requirements in the terms and conditions for obtaining permission from people appearing in your photo or video. For further information about how Council handles personal information, or to request access to your personal information, visit or contact Council’s privacy officer on 1300 322 322.

Contact Us

Planning and Environment Department
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322 
P. 03 9784 1733

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