We encourage students to ask questions regarding the contest, all questions and answers will be uploaded here for the benefit of other students. For questions or clarifications email
1. I could not make it to the work shop last Friday. Am I still eligible to participate in the contest?
Yes, of course you may participate, the workshop was organised to provide students tips on how good videos are produced. You are still eligible to participate, even if you did not attend the workshop.
2. Regarding about Group and Individual categories, how is this regulated? Eg. Am I allowed to assist my friend's film and pass it up into the Group category, and in the mean time pursue my own film as an Individual category?
To provide equal opportunity for everyone to win we are only allowing participants to enter once. So if you are participating under your friend's group, you will not be able to enter as an individual. However you may assist your friend without being part of his group at the point of submission.
Update - Only names listed in the contest form will be eligible to win and receive the certificate of participation. It is up to the official participants to decide how they wish to allocate the cash won to other who may have helped them.
3. How should we handover our final product to you guys, as I believe that it's impossible to downsize a 3 minute shortie to 20mb while retaining visual/audio quality. Or do we submit a 20mb video as a reference, together with a hard copy of full-quality product and also a web-ready quality in a DVD by hand?
We will speak to the ITS team and look into increasing the size as the videos are being uploaded into our server. We will also accept DVDs, which can be delivered to Room 2305, Level 3, Building 2. Please include your full name, contact number and email address, like you would have in the entry form.
Update - We have increased the file upload size to 100MB and suggest you upload a lower quality of your video through this official site, while the HD or higher quality versions can be delivered to the address stated above.
4. In regards to the actual topic "MyMonashMoments", what sort of subject/topic should one be focused to do? As in the general wellbeing of what us students experience in our daily Monash experience (like creating a YouTube-ready content), or can we approach in an abstract was of making a proper narrative shortfilm about monash – in general?
The point of the contest is to capture student experiences at Monash, it can be done in any format, there are no limitations as we do not want to hamper the creativity with a long list of criterias. The objective is to use these videos to promote the campus to students who want to know what studying in Monash is all about, from the perspective of a student. The judging will be done by Jin Lim, Rueben Kang and Monash representatives.
5. Why isn't the .mov extension part of the criteria as it retains great quality, especially with Apple's ProRes422 (HQ) codec.
We are checking and will update the answer to question. But generally all formats which can be uploaded on youtube are accepted.
Updated - Yes, .mov file is accepted as a format.
6. Must the topic of the video show only student life on campus?
The topic and theme is open to student's interpretation of your Monash Moments, it doesn't have to revolve around lectures or studies but can also be around your general life and experiences at Monash.