Road to Endeavour Social Media Prize

Apply for the ‘Road to Endeavour’ Social Media Prize.

Students who have registered for Endeavour are invited to apply for the ‘Road to Endeavour’ Social Media Prize. Finalists will share their project journey in a series of vlogs and go into the draw to share in a prize pool of $2,000.

Shortlisted teams will be required to produce at least two vlogs during the course of their project, which the Melbourne School of Engineering will edit and publish via social media. Suggested topics for the vlogs include the achievement of key milestones, challenges faced, lessons learnt and key activities.

Winners will be judged by the total number of ‘likes’ received for their vlogs on the Melbourne School of Engineering’s social media sites, and will be announced at the Endeavour Industry and Awards Night. The winning team will share in a grand prize of $2,000. All finalists will receive a prize for participating.

How to apply

Submit an elevator pitch video by Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Your pitch should provide an overview of the project your team will develop for the Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition:

  • Upload the video via cloudstor. (Select ‘The University of Melbourne’ from the list of universities and log in using your University of Melbourne username and password.)
  • Select the files tab.
  • Upload the file and create a sharable link.
  • Email the link to

Entrants are advised to read the Entry and Competition guidelines prior to submitting their application.

Download: ‘Road to Endeavour’ Social Media Prize: Entry and competition guidelines [PDF]

Application criteria

Entry Videos should be no longer than two minutes, and will be judged according to the quality of the video, how accessible the pitch is to a general public audience and how engaging the speakers are. Entry Video length should be no longer than two minutes. Students are advised that where their Project includes involvement by an industry partner, the selection of their Entry Video for the shortlist is subject to their industry partner’s consent with respect to further participation with respect to the Video Blogs.

Key dates

Tuesday 19 September
Deadline to apply
Tuesday 26 September
Finalists notified
Tuesday 3 October
Finalists’ first vlog due
Thursday 12 October
Finalists’ second vlog due
Thursday 19 October
Winners announced at the Endeavour Industry and Awards Night