Youth Choices Competitions

Each year, the Youth Choices film competition challenges students aged 12 – 18 years to creatively explore a chosen youth issue.


Each year, the Youth Choices film competition challenges students aged 12 – 18 years to creatively explore a chosen youth issue.

In teams of up to three, students research and create a short film of up to three minutes navigating the risks and devising solutions to an issue.

The winners are invited to work with professional filmmakers to turn their vision into the latest Youth Choices film.

Our online films are a useful resource for young people, their families and school communities here and internationally.

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2022 YOUTH CHOICES Film Competition

Have your say on important issues!

Create a short film (up to  three minutes long) on a selected topic and you could win a share in a prize pool worth more than $5,000! Work as an individual or as a group of three and let your creativity flow!

The top 10 entries will be showcased at an Awards Ceremony in November 2022.


Our 2022 Youth Choices Film Competition topic is online addiction. Entries are open! Work in groups of up to three, or individually, to explore how online addiction can impact you or someone you know. You might also like to include ways to break the cycle or seek help.

Topics students may wish to explore are:

  • Gaming and gambling addiction
  • Dangers of online chat rooms
  • Cyber fraud and hacking
  • Relationship based cyber scams and catfishing
  • Health repercussions such as anxiety, depression, alcohol or drug use, relationship breakdown
  • Disengagement with family and friends, antisocial behaviours, isolation
  • Identity theft leading to cyber criminality 

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to Western Australian students aged 12-18 years at the time of the competition closing.

Entrants can compete as an individual, or part of a group of up to three persons with one film submitted per group.

You must have the support of your school or be a member of an established youth organisation (e.g. youth group, sporting club etc.) to participate in this project.

Create a 3 minute short film on the chosen topic (TBC).

A share in a filmmakers prize pack, and the opportunity to have your film screened at ECU/WA Screen Academy.

Entries will be judged and shortlisted by a panel of communications industry professionals.

Important dates

  • Registrations are open now!
  • Registrations close: 17 August 2022
  • Films due: 10 October 2022
  • Awards ceremony: November 2022

This competition is run by WA Police Force and Constable Care Foundation’s Youth Choices program. The Student Choice Award is supported by the Commissioner for Children and Young People. 

Watch the winning entry for our 2021 competition

Stakeholders & Partners

Youth Choices Films are a collaboration between a number of community partners, without any one of whom the program wouldn't happen.