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               Civics and Citizenship Video Competition 2018 Terms and conditions

To enter the  SEAQ Civics and Citizenship Video Competition 2018, you must agree to the following:

Teachers must have obtained parental and school principal's permission for students to be filmed for this video competition and for these  videos to be published online via YouTube or other web based service. 

See YouTube information about videos for kids.  ' Regardless of your location, you’re legally required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and/or other laws. You’re required to tell us that your videos are made for kids if you make kids content. '


Teachers must provide SEAQ with copies of parent and principal's signatures of consent  and  send the following consent form to SEAQ.  Please save these documents to a cloud platform such as Google drive or other cloud platform and then enter the link into the online application form.       Consent Form

All video content must be  judged by SEAQ  to be appropriate for student viewing, otherwise videos cannot be accepted.


All images, text, music and sounds used in the videos must either be students'own original work, or have been used with the appropriate copyright permissions.

If requested, written permission for any third-party content included in the videos may be requested.

If students have used, or plan to use, music that is not their own (and that they have not already obtained permission to use), teachers may have to to seek synchronisation rights for them. This licensing will be done directly by the copyright holders, rather than by a central organisation.

Two kinds of copyright can be involved:

  • The copyright on the musical composition. This copyright is connected to the writer(s) of the music and is usually administered by a publishing company (in other words, you will usually be dealing with a publisher rather than with composers/songwriters themselves). Rights attached to musical compositions are often referred to as the publishing rights.
  • The copyright on the sound recording (if an existing sound recording is being used). This copyright is connected to the recording artist(s) and is usually administered by the record company that releases the recording. Rights connected with sound recordings are often referred to as the master rights.

Arts Law Centre of Australia for information on laws affecting all areas of the arts
Copyright Agency for information on literary copyright
Screenrights for information on copyright of audiovisual content
Viscopy for information on copyright of visual images
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for information on copyright of sound recordings
Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for information about record companies and available sound recordings
APRA AMCOS for further information about the work of APRA AMCOS

There are usually contacts in Australia, even if the music is not Australian. Any decisions about fees or any other aspect of the project will need to be negotiated between you and the copyright holder.

There is no central listing of copyright owners, as they are not required to be part of one, but there are various ways to look for the information. If you have enquiries about specific pieces of music, you may use the research facility provided by APRA AMCOS. You can find this on the APRA AMCOS website.

For more information on music copyright, please contact:

+61 1300 852 388

Australian Copyright Council for information on copyright law

For royalty-free music to use in production(s), you may find the following websites useful:



In order for your entry to be valid (and proceed to judging) you must complete the following steps before the close of entries AEST, 5 pm 22nd June 2018 ):

The online entry system will guide you through each of these steps for teachers to follow.

  1. Refer to the Terms and Conditions  above for entry
  2. Complete the parent and school consent form (link above) and save to a cloud drive such as Google Drive or other cloud drive.
  3. Complete a copy of parents' and principal's signatures of consent and save to a cloud drive such as Google Drive or other cloud drive.
  4. Students create their video on own devices
  5. Teachers upload the student videos to YouTube as unlisted videos
  6. Finally, Teachers complete the SEAQ Online Entry Form in which they enter the You tube link to their video/s and link to the consent form and  a second document containing parents' and principal's  signatures of consent.



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