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YG TV Show Challenge


Glenunga International High School
Hampstead Primary School
Trinity College

All these school teams will be at the Feast of the Senses Sunday 2nd May at 4:30pm - congratulations!!

stop press... recipe prize

For those schools who have entered the YG TV Show Challenge (or even if you just thought about entering), San Remo would like to award a prize for the best recipes combining pasta and native foods. They are also going to publish the recipes on their website, so just think of all the bragging you could do!

Please submit your recipe via email to by Friday 30th April 2010 and we will announce the winners soon after.

the video pitch

Please upload your video pitch by clicking the link below - if you have a very HUGE file which is larger than 20 megabites then burn it to a DVD and mail it to:

Young Gourmet TV Show Challenge
PO Box 137
Benalla VIC 3671

the challenge

The Challenge is for your school to create a TV Show and Stage Presentation demonstrating a recipe combining native food and pasta whilst highlighting a “food issue” that relates to native foods and/or a South Australian food tourism region (defined below). Video entries (max length 3 mins) pitching your show will be judged and 3 finalists selected to present on stage during at the Feast of the Senses at Tasting Australia. The winners will then present their show at the Australian Native Food Conference and to a national school audience via a DECS webinar (online conference facility).
You can determine the exact details of your Challenge entry. However, we require students to lead any decision-making processes, engage in all creative design and production elements and be responsible for all outcomes. All other jobs can be shared by anyone associated with your school or members of the community.

Download a PDF file with these details by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

the deadlines

  1. meet the judges: DECS Webinar Friday 26 Feb 9:00am Online Registrations
  2. the pitch: Video Entries submitted by midnight Thursday 1 April 2010
  3. the call-back: Final 3 teams announced Tuesday 20 April 2010
  4. the final audition: Stage Presentation Sunday 2 May Tasting Australia Festival
  5. on air performance: Stage Presentation and DECS Webinar Monday 3 May Australian Native Food Conference

the regions

The following SA Tourism regions are identified in the SA Govt Food & Wine Tourism Strategy 2009-2014:

Adelaide Hills
Clare Valley
Eyre Pennisula
Fleurieu Peninsula
Flinders Ranges
Kangaroo Island
McLaren Vale
Langhorne Creek
Limestone Coast
Yorke Peninusla

the issues

The world is full of issues related to food, but some are specific to Australia and even more specific to the native foods industry. Here are examples of some topics you could chose to focus on:

  • Sustainable farming/production practices including water usage
  • Impact of farming/production on indigenous populations
  • Government Regulations – Australia, South Australia, International
  • Impact of current food marketing trends or health promotion initiatives
  • Food Security, Poverty, Cost of Living, World Food Prices
  • Food Science, Genetic Modification, Nano-technology
  • Food Safety, Additives, Allergies, Labelling, Packaging
  • Food Miles, Global Markets, Fair Trade

the prizes

1st Prize $3,000 CASH and an opportunity to present your TV Show at the Australian Native Produce Conference on Monday 3rd May and to Australian schools via the DECS online conference facility, a guided tour of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to discuss Aboriginal plant use, cookbooks and resources from Le Cordon Bleu, a supply of native spices (plus a stock pot full of other good stuff).

2nd Prize $1,500 CASH and the team can attend the Australian Native Produce Conference, a guided tour of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and your school will receive cookbooks and resources from Le Cordon Bleu (plus a saucepan full of other good stuff).

3rd Prize $750 CASH and the team can attend the Australian Native Produce Conference, a guided tour of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens (and your school will receive a cup full of other good stuff).

The top 3 Finalists will present their TV Show “live” at Australia's premier food festival, Tasting Australia, on Sunday 2 May 2010 where they will be judged and the winner announced. Finalists will also be filmed as part of the development of a resource for schools developed by the Children’s Food Education Foundation.

Prizes donated by our generous supporters will be listed on our website. Every finalist will receive a Le Cordon Bleu cap and apron. Every team participant will receive a certificate.

the judging

The judges will assess the Challenge entries based on the the following criteria:

  • The video entry meets the submission requirements (refer below) and demonstrates your school’s ethos and commitment to the Challenge.
  • The food issue discussed is authoritatively linked to a native food or tourism region either historically, culturally, symbolically, politically or economically.
  • The Show is entertaining, informative and maintains audience interest.
  • The demonstrated recipe is original or the original author’s copyright is acknowledged.
  • The recipe represents excellent quality and a distinctive or enticing authentic appearance.
  • Innovation, creativity, aesthetics, technicality and communicability.
  • Communication of enthusiasm, dedication, civic mindedness and team loyalty.

the entry
If your school team is up for the TV Show Challenge – then send an email for more instructions. The TV Show video entry should be no longer than 3 minutes duration and will need to be submitted online – preferably in MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format at 640x480 resolution with MP3 audio.

the rules
Please read YG rules! BEFORE you begin the Challenge.

  • Adjudicator: Ian Parmenter Ian is the Festival Director of Tasting Australia and he has been responsible for directing and producing several hundred major TV shows. In 1991 he was thrown kicking and...
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