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The VCE Season of Excellence presents works created b​y VCE students in design, technology, multimedia and the cinematic, visual and performing arts through exhibitions, screenings and performances supported by education talks, forums and panel discussions, catalogues, programs and online material.

2017 Applications

Applications are now closed for Top Screen, Top Class Sound, Top Arts and all Top Designs subjects except VCE VET Interactive Digital Media which are due at 5pm on Wenesday 9 November 2016.

For 2017, the VCAA is trialing online applications. Online and hard copy applications are available below.

Please note you will be taken to an external site to complete the online applications. It is recommended that you open the online application form/s in Chrome.

Please note: both hard copy and online applications are acceptable for 2017. Only submit ONE application per subject, either hard copy OR online.

It is highly recommended that you complete your application/s early, in case of technical difficulties or delays with Australia Post.

Please note: If posting your application, it needs to be postmarked on or before 9 November 2016.

Please download the relevant form OR apply online:

Hard Copy application form:



Online applications:


For all Season enquiries please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If the answer to your query is not there, please email:

Top Designs, Top Screen, Top Class and Top Acts: seasonofexcellence@edumail.vic.gov.au
Top Arts: TopArtsEnquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au


For information about copyright requirements for Top Designs, Top Arts and Top Screen please refer to our guidelines (docx - 91.74kb). Please note that these guidelines relate to the public display of your work. Students submitting works containing non-original materials will need to comply with strict copyright and legal requirements for the public exhibition of their work; this is different to the extent of copyright compliance required just for assessment purposes.

Resources for sale

Top Designs 2016 catalogues, and Top Screen 2016 DVDs (with 2 discs of additional content, including education sessions and full production design plans). To purchase Top Designs catalogues, and Top Acts and Top Screen DVDs from previous years please complete and return the order form (pdf - 69.89kb).

Season of Excellence 2016 Photo Gallery

Find out what some students have gained from being a part of:

2015 Photo Gallery

Copyright requirements for making applications to Top Designs, Top Screen and Top Arts

Students are advised that if they wish to submit work to VCE Season of Excellence events they should be aware of the copyright requirements covering work submitted.