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Notice 163

Notice to Schools 163/2020 – 4 November 2020

Applications for VCE Season of Excellence and Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships 2021 close Thursday 5 November

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and Teachers of VCE Music Investigation, Music Performance, Systems Engineering, Media, Visual Communication Design, Product Design and Technology, and VCE VET Music Industry (Music Performance), Music Industry (Sound Production), Creative and Digital Media, Engineering Studies, Furnishing and Integrated Technologies

The VCE Season of Excellence 2021 will continue to celebrate student excellence, in particular the creative ways in which students have adapted to the enormous obstacles faced this year.

Students are encouraged to apply, even if they are hesitant due to the impact of COVID-19. We recognise that indicators of performance will differ between schools this year. As always, selection for Top Designs focuses on the design process.

Applications for the 2021 VCE Season of Excellence close at 11.59pm Thursday 5 November.  

  • Top Designs  – except VCE Theatre Studies Design, where students will be invited to apply
  • Top Screen – for VCE Media Film
  • Top Class Sound  – for VCE VET Music Industry (Performance) and VCE Music Studies, except VCE Music Style and Composition, where selection takes place through the Externally-assessed Task.

Applications for the 2021 Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships close at 11.59pm, Thursday 5 November.  

All applications can be completed online. If students are having any difficulties with their submission, please contact the Season Team before the deadline


Action required

Principals/Directors should advise the relevant coordinators and teachers about the closing date and application process for the 2021 Season of Excellence and Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships.

Critical dates

Thursday 5 November 2020 – applications close for Top Designs (VCE Media, Product Design and Technology, Systems Engineering and Visual Communication Design, VCE VET Creative and Digital Media, Engineering, Furnishing, Integrated Technology and Music Industry (Sound Production), Top Screen and Top Class Sound

Thursday 5 November 2020 – applications close for the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships

Additional information

Applications close at 11.59pm on the critical dates.

Application guides are available for download from the Top Designs , Top Screen and Top Class webpages.

For general enquiries, contact the VCE Season of Excellence team or visit theVCAA website .

For Top Arts enquiries, contact the National Gallery of Victoria.