OMG! Film Competition 2017

With a pool of over $2,000 in cash and other prizes available to support litter reduction in your school, make sure you’re in the running to win. It’s easy, fun for students and links to Victorian curriculum.

Film competition theme

Reducing litter at school and in our community makes a positive impact on our environment. Get creative and make it fun!

Students will create a film that demonstrates:

  • Involving your whole school to reduce litter in your school grounds OR
  • Reducing litter outside the school gates in your local community via campaigns such as Take 3 for the Sea, Clean Up Australia Day etc.

Students can choose a “message” or “moral of the story” but it must relate to the theme.


Thanks to Wrigley’s and our other supporters, we’ve got some great prizes (cash and other) that will help your school to further reduce waste while still having fun!

Winners from each category will also have their film shown at the Melbourne Environmental Film Festival Education Day.

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How to enter

1. Check eligibility and entry criteria

In developing their submissions, participating schools must meet the following criteria:

  • The school must be a Victorian school.
  • One entry per school campus is permitted. P-9 schools should enter categories according to the age level of students making the film.
  • The submission must demonstrate that the work was completed by students
  • Film is not to exceed 60 seconds
  • If a language other than English is used, subtitles are to be incorporated into the film.

2. Choose your category

Category 1 – Involving your whole school to reduce litter in your school grounds

  • Primary school OR
  • Secondary school

Category 2 – Reducing litter outside the school gates

  • Primary school OR
  • Secondary school

3. Choose your film genre

While movies are not judged per genre, these are suggestions to help students create their movie according to their skills and interests. Choose from Action, Comedy, Discovery Channel or Drama.

4. Write your script, make your movie and upload to YouTube

  • Create a film up to 60 seconds in length. Films over 60 seconds will be disqualified.
  • Upload your film to your YouTube account. Please allow plenty of time for this.

5. Submit your entry

  • Entries open Monday 5 June 2017.
  • Entries close on AEST 5.00 pm Friday 1 September 2017.
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Submit the online entry form and provide contact details for your school. Finally, link to your film on YouTube to complete your entry.

The information you provide will be used for contest administration and to contact contest winners. Your information will not be used for any other purposes or shared with any party not affiliated with the Contest except to the extent permitted by law.

Selection and notification of winners

  • Judges will award one winner from each category.
  • Judges will look for creativity, a clear message, demonstration of a sense of fun, links to the theme and quality of the short film.
  • Winners will be announced at the Melbourne Environmental Film Festival Education Day (Date TBC).
  • All winners will be notified via the email address provided in the online entry form.

Prize details

Cash prizes are payable to the relevant schools by EFT only. Prizes are non-transferable or subject to substitution. Cash prizes should be used for a school-based litter reduction activity.

  • Category 1 Prize
    • Primary school winner: $500 plus Trash Puppets Roving Puppetry Performers at your next event.
    • Secondary school winner: $500 plus a class set of Nude Food containers.
  • Category 2 Prize
    • Primary school winner: $500 plus waste educations incursions by EnviroCom
    • Secondary school winner: $500 plus a class set of reusable drink bottles by Keep Cup.


Background: In 2014 the Oh My Garbage (OMG!) Litter Reduction Resource Kit was developed by Environment Education Victoria to inject fun into student leadership programs to reduce litter in school grounds. Then in 2015 the complementary resource: The OMG! Waste-wise Event Kit was developed to help schools reduce waste at significant school events such as fetes, Kids Teaching Kids Conferences or even sports carnivals. This resource was also based on fun theory.

Winners from the 2016 OMG! Short Film Competition