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History Makers


Entries for our History Makers school video challenge are closed. Winners will be announced in early December 2022.

Thanks to all the students who shared the defining moments that matter to them.

How to enter

1. Choose a defining moment

Research a moment that matters to your class, school, community or the nation. You might be inspired by these websites:

Or tell us about a moment that is unique to your local area.

2. Create a video 

Collaborate with your classmates to produce a video about your defining moment. Stage a play, perform a dance, film an artwork, make a documentary, produce an animation or surprise us with your creativity. Your video must be at least 30 seconds long and no longer than 4 minutes.

3. Share your video with us and the world!

Submit your video to History Makers. We will share it on our Digital Classroom website and your school will be in the running to win $2,000. Teachers must submit all entries on behalf of their students or school.  


Prizes will be awarded to 10 winners ($2,000) and 10 runners up ($500) in these categories:

Research skills Demonstrate exemplary historical or community research. You might visit the library, interview community members or examine primary sources.
Collaboration Show us how well you work as a team. We will be looking for videos that showcase collaboration between classmates or other community members.
Regional stories Do you live in regional or remote Australia? Tell us about a defining moment and what it means to your local community.
Clever use of technology You don’t need any special equipment to enter your video in this category, but we’ll be on the lookout for videos that use technology in effective, innovative and unexpected ways.
Creativity Be imaginative! In this category we’ll award prizes for unique, artistic and original ideas.

Primary and high school entrants will be represented in the winning entries. 

You may submit your video entry in as many categories as you think apply.

Entry criteria

To be eligible for History Makers prizes and inclusion on the Digital Classroom website, entries must be:

  • an original video of at least 30 seconds and no longer than 4 minutes
  • submitted as one of these file types: mp4, mov, m4v
  • created for the purpose of the History Makers challenge
  • about a defining moment and demonstrate a clear understanding of what constitutes a defining moment in history
  • accompanied by a short artist statement (max. 100 words)

All entrants must comply with the History Makers terms and conditions.

Need more information? Email [email protected]