HDFC Credila Ties Up With A2OZ, a Video Competition for Students to Compete for a Study Trip to Australia

November 09, 2016

Students from schools across India will have the opportunity to win a study trip to a leading Australian university by participating in the A2OZ India Schools Video Competition 2016.

Organized by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Government and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), part of The University of Cambridge, the competition is open to students studying in grades 9 to 11 from schools across India.

This is the second consecutive year for HDFC Credila Education Loans to be associated with this prestigious and unique competition. Mr Ajay Bohora, Co-Founder, MD & CEO of HDFC Credila - An HDFC Ltd Company says, "It's a privilege to be a part of this competition organized by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission & Cambridge, where so many capable students get an opportunity to showcase their talent and the winning teams can get a global exposure with the trip to Australian University, which is very encouraging."

The 3rd edition of the annual A2OZ India Schools Video Competition allows students to explore next generation fields of study in areas of growing career opportunity. The Competition involves production of short films by students around the themes of aerospace, nanotechnology, earth sciences, story-telling through dance and construction management.

The winning teams for all the five themes will have the opportunity to participate in a study programme in University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Maquarie University and University of Southern Queensland. This would also include return flight tickets from India to Australia, for two students and an accompanying teacher, accommodation, and other travel and living expenses in Australia for the study programme.

The competition is sponsored by University of Sydney, RMIT, Australian National University, Maquarie University, University of Southern Queensland, Urbanest, Allianz Worldwide Partners and Credila

Registration for the competition commences on 9 November 2016 and the submission of competition video entries is between 15 to 25 February, 2017.

Technical sessions on video production will be conducted for schools and students across India participating at the competition in December 2016. The sessions will feature Australian experts that will train the participants on film making and production.

Speaking about the 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 be a part of this competition. An objective of the A2OZ competition is to broaden the horizons of Indian students and expose them to new study options to consider, particularly in fields that link to careers of the future. It is a wonderful opportunity for Indian students to exhibit their creative talents. We wish all the students the best of luck and looking forward to having the winners in Australia soon."

"There are around 67000 Indian students currently studying in Australia. We would like to invite more Indian students to study in Australia in courses where Australia is a world leader and this includes educational programmes in archaeology, earth & marine sciences, mineral & mining engineering, environmental sciences, nursing, pharmacy & pharmacology and veterinary science. 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, future materials, etc. These programmes will provide Indian students the foundation for a global career in areas of future employment growth," said Leonie Muldoon.

TK Arunachalam, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment said, "We are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of this competition - the last two years have seen some extremely well-researched and well-made videos. Further, it has always been apparent that along with the extensive subject-research and creativity that has gone into the making of the video, the students have had fun along the way. We look forward to having another year of brilliant participation."

For more information on participation at the contest please visit http://www.a2oz.org or contact Neha Grover at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission at 011-45756213 or e-mail to neha.grover@austrade.gov.au

About The Australian Trade and Investment Commission

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission - Austrade - is the Australian Government agency responsible for advancing Australia's international trade and education, investment, and tourism interests by providing information, advice and services.

About Cambridge English Language Assessment

Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge. They develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take their exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations accept their certificates.

About HDFC Credila Financial Services

HDFC Credila, an HDFC Ltd. Company, pioneered the concept of specialist education loan lender and became India's first dedicated education loan company. HDFC Credila funds students for higher education in both India and overseas and offers customized loan solutions to applicants.