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Students from Delhi, Nashik, and Noida win the Advance to Australia Video Competition

5 teams were declared the winners of the 2016-17 Advance to Australia Video Competition for high-school students on 10th April in New Delhi
BY Skendha Singh |   13-04-2017
Australian Education Minister Simon Birmingham with winners of the 2017 A2OZ Competition in Delhi

The Advance to Australia,A2Oz” - India Schools Video Competition 2016-2017 winners were announced on 10th April 2017 at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. The teams will now take study-trips to 5 Australian universities which sponsored the prizes.

Here is a list of the winners in each category and their sponsoring universities:

Aerospace Sanskriti School, New Delhi University of Sydney
Earth sciences Wisdom High International School, Nashik Australian National
Construction management Delhi Public School, RK Puram   University  of
Southern Queensland
Story-telling through dance Kothari International  School, Noida Macquarie
Nanotechnology Wisdom High International School, Nashik RMIT University

The competition was jointly organized by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Indian students in classes 9th-11th were asked to submit short films on 5 new and exciting topics. These were: aerospace, construction management, earth sciences, nanotechnology and story-telling through dance. The competition attracted entries from over 325 schools.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with winners of the A2OZ Competition

Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade and  Investment Commissioner – South Asia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission said, “The Australian Trade and Investment Commission is delighted to support this competition. An objective of the A2OZ competition is to broaden the horizons of Indian students and expose them to new study options in Australia, particularly in fields that link to careers of the future. The competition has provided a wonderful opportunity for Indian students to exhibit their creative talents. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to joining the Sponsoring Universities in welcoming them to Australia.”

She added, “Australia is also a significant international education destination for emerging or future careers in areas ranging from technology, digital, robotics, media & entertainment, scientific research, health, and future materials. These programmes will provide Indian students the foundation for a global career in areas of future employment growth.”

Australia is an increasingly popular study abroad destination. In December 2016, over 60,000 Indian students were studying in Australia. For the winners of the A2Oz competition, an early exposure to these cutting-edge disciplines, international student life, and Australian culture will be a valuable experience as they explore future possibilities.

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