It’s My Future! One Minute Video Pitch

Our voices | Our wellbeing and safety | Our stories

Children and young people (under age 25) are invited to create a one minute video pitch to grab the attention of policy makers and service providers who will attend the 2019 Child Aware Approaches Conference.

All videos must answer the following key question:
What do you need right now to be the best person you can be in the future?
Refer to the Rules & Terms section below for more information.

The selected videos will be showcased on the conference website (childawareconference.org.au) in the lead up to the conference and also on the childaware.org.au website after the conference. A number of selected videos will also be screened during the conference, time permitting.

All videos must answer the following key question:
What do you need right now to be the best person you can be in the future?

You will need to focus your video around a topic relating to wellbeing and safety. Choose one of the following themes, or create your own!
1. Access to education that meets my needs
2. Support for children and young people with Disability
3. Good health
4. Good mental health
5. Respect for my rights
6. Being cared for
7. Belonging
8. Secure housing
9. Support for young parents
10. Access to services that can help me
11. Tailoring services to my needs
12. Supported pathways to work
13. Healthy relationships
14. A safe place
15. Other (provide your own theme)

Make sure you choose one BEFORE you start filming.

If you, or anyone in your video, is under the age of 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the consent form provided during the submission process. If you are aged 18 or over, you automatically consent to the rules set out on this page when submitting.

We want you to create a video using a format that allows you to comfortably express yourself. For example, we know ‘selfie style’ video speaking is loved by some people but doesn’t suit others.

You might want to consider song, poetry, animation, a slideshow or swatch cards as some other examples. The choice is up to you.

Your video can be recorded via any technology you have available. For example, on a Smartphone or camera. Using a tripod will be helpful.

While we will not be assessing your technical skills, all video and audio must be easy to see and hear.

Selection Criteria
The video is 1 minute duration or less.
The video is respectful and does not contain any offensive language, nudity, or hate speech.
The video is relevant to the key question and the chosen theme.
The video content will help inform policies and services supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.
The video footage and any audio is clear.
All required consents and application information have been provided.
Videos that include content that could be traumatising to other children and young people will not be accepted.

Assessment process
A reference group of young people is working with Families Australia. Members will work with the Conference Reference Group to assess the videos against the selection criteria.

We will try to make sure we accept videos that are representative across all themes.
All videos that are accepted will be used to inform service delivery but only a selection will be shown at the Conference.

If your video is not accepted, we will let you know why.

Instructions for uploading your video
Once you have recorded and are happy with your video, the video should then be uploaded via FilmFreeway.

Other Important Information:
No payment will be made for videos.
Videos we accept may be used on the Families Australia suite of websites and via social media but that does not stop you from sharing it yourself.
Your personal details will be kept confidential and won’t be published.
Any image or video that is published online on the Child Aware Conference and Families Australia websites can be copied and shared without the knowledge of the person that uploaded it. Once your video is published, we may not be able to retrieve or delete it if you withdraw your permission after publishing.
Make sure you feel safe in sharing your video before you upload it. If you need help because you don’t feel safe, or making the video has caused you any distress, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.