Change the World Competition

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Change the World Competition asks students enrolled in a CASS degree to showcase a strategy or initiative they have imagined, which has the capacity to bring about a big (or small) change in the environment, culture, or people’s lives.

Individually or as a group, create a video of less than two (2) minutes in the form of a speech, presentation, a question and answer, a music video, an animation, a slam poetry performance, a slideshow with voiceover, or a combination of forms, and submit it via the Change the World competition form. This is your chance to be creative, win prizes and have your work seen by an audience. Entries must briefly outline the connection between your Change the World concept and your studies in CASS.

The competition is open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in a CASS program in semester 2 2022. The competition commences on July 25, 2022 and closes on October 21, 2022.
There will be THREE prizes available for the winning entries. 

  • First prize: $500 cash
  • Second prize: $200 Menulog voucher
  • Third prize: $75 Menulog voucher

For more information on terms and conditions, visit the competition terms page at


Last year’s Change the World competition asked students to interview their lecturers about their research. Congratulations to last year’s winners!

1: Maria Matheas - (Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics). 'Sounds of the World's Languages'. Rosey Billington

2: Benjamin Chesler - (Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics). 'Criminalisation and Sentencing of Indigenous People'. Mary Spiers Williams

3: Laura Klein - (Bachelor of International Relations). 'The influence of the written word on culture'. Dr Thomas Nulley Valdes

Watch the videos of last year’s winners here:

Sounds of the World's Languages

Criminalisation and Sentencing of Indigenous People

The Influence of The Written Word on Culture

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