Show me your city  - Oral video presentation competition

Highschool students studying together

​Theme: Show me your city


Make a video presentation of your hometown. Think of yourself as a tour guide to someone who has never seen where you live! 

Finalists from each category will be asked to present to a panel of friendly judges on Thursday 28 September. 

You can include:
  • houses
  • landscapes
  • shops 
  • streets
  • gardens
  • cars
  • your favourite place

Instructions for your video

Use your editing skills and send your video to by Friday 22 September, 5pm Melbourne time. Try making your video between 1-2 minutes. 

Questions to help you:
  1. Can you introduce yourself using a fun greeting or phrase you use in your hometown?
  2. What is the geographical location of your hometown?
  3. Why is this your favourite place to visit?
  4. What makes your favourite place to visit special?
  5. What is your favourite thing about growing up in your hometown?
  6. Do you have any interesting facts about your home hometown?

How to get involved

Free coaching and mentoring

When: Saturday 23 September

Where: Online (individual sessions) 

Time: 12pm Melbourne Time

Competition date

When: Thursday 28 September

Where: Online Event 

Time: 4pm Melbourne Time

To enter, email your finished video by Friday 22 September, 5pm Melbourne time to register. Please include your name and international student number in all communication and let us know if you want free coaching and mentoring.

Notes to assist you

  • In your video, you will be expected to speak to the camera, so try not to read out your speech. Make it as natural as possible. Even though you will be presenting in a video, the judges will be expecting you to speak directly to them as if they are in the room with you.
  • Try to use engaging speaking techniques. Pace your oral presentation so that you are not speaking too fast. Give pause to important points and try to use some facial expressions to enhance your points… a smile or well-placed anecdote or humour is often engaging to an audience.
  • Your pronunciation and use of language needs to be clear and appropriate. So make sure you practise and edit your work until you get it 'just right.'
  • Bring your personality to your video. Hand gestures, smiles, examples of places are all great ways to communicate, so feel free to use them.

If you would like any further information or assistance to complete the oral presentation please contact Ms. Denise Cornish, English as an Additional Language teacher at

CRICOS Provider Name and Code: Department of Education, 00861K.
CRICOS Course Names and Codes: Primary (Prep to Year 6), 019047G; Secondary (7-12), 019048F; Victorian College of the Arts Secondary Course (7-12), 028651A.
Last Update: 13/09/2023 10:41 AM