Territory School Video Competition

Using the Territory’s own Black Rock Band’s song Family, students were encouraged to submit a short video sharing what they love most about living in the NT, in particular the place they live.

There were no restrictions on creativity – students could sing along to the song, use it as a backing track, incorporate artwork, history, poetry, or simply explain why they love their part of the Territory.

From remote and urban centres across the Territory, all NT students had the opportunity to take part and be in the running to be one of three Chief Minister’s prize winners. Three schools, one each from the north, south and remote, have won the ultimate portable multimedia studio, including an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, Yeti USB microphone, GoPro8 4K Action Cam, mounts and accessories and case, each worth $5000.

Meet the Judges

Courtney Bailey TD

Courtney Bailey

Born and raised in Darwin, Courtney spent nine years as a primary school teacher and since 2012 has been a presenter on VAMPtv, an online video, arts, music and performance program aimed at Indigenous youth across the Territory’s remote and regional schools. Since 2018, she has also produced and presented with Rising Star, an early childhood video series aimed at Indigenous children aged 0 to 5, their families and carers. Both programs are an Education Department initiative produced by the Northern Territory Music School where she works as a teaching producer.

Mark Smith TD

Mark Smith

A stalwart of the NT’s music scene, Mark is the manager of MusicNT. He has a long history of performing and music management in the Territory. He has managed acts such as Culture Connect and Yilila Band and toured internationally as a founding member and manager of Drum Drum. Mark has played a key role in developing programs including the NT Song of the Year and the iNTune music conference, as well as taking the Indigenous Music Awards to a national audience and the wider Australian music industry.

Stephen Johnson TD

Stephen Johnson

Director, producer and cinematographer, Stephen grew up in the Bahamas, Africa and the Northern Territory. He began his film and television career at Channel 9, attended acting school in London and returned to the Territory where he directed and produced the movie, “Yolngu Boy”. Stephen’s rock clips for Yothu Yindi included an AFI award for ‘Treaty’. He has recently completed his second feature film “High Ground”, which premiered at the at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020 and will be released in cinemas early 2021.

Winning Schools

Check out all the amazing entries!

Remote Schools

Northern Schools

Southern Schools

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Girls

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Tyler

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Josh & Shaun

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Jackson

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Shayla

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Olivia

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Jett

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 Aisha

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5 UDunn Girls

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year UDunn Boys

Braitling Primary School

Territory Day Video - Year 5

OLSH Traeger Campus

Territory Day Video