The MESH at Murdoch Awards recognise and reward year 10 and 11 high school students in Western Australia for excellence in areas of media. We are searching for outstanding submissions in Screen Production, Photography, Journalism, Creative Writing, Games Art, Graphic Design, Sound Production, Theatre and Drama, Radio, and Strategic Communication.


Entrants initially compete with other WA students in their chosen category and are judged by relevant media academics within Murdoch University’s School of Arts. The winner of each category becomes an automatic finalist for the GOLDEN MESH AWARD.

The following categories are open:

  • Best Short Film 
  • Best Persuasive Speech
  • Best Video Game Character Concept 
  • Best Magazine Cover Design
  • Best Music Production 
  • Best Recorded Interview 
  • Best Photographic Series 
  • Best Dramatic Monologue to Camera 
  • Best Online News Story 
  • Best Short Story 

Visit the category details and judging criteria page to find out more.




Winners of each category progress to the final stage of the competition and compete for the coveted GOLDEN MESH AWARD. The Golden Mesh is awarded to the most outstanding submission across all categories and is selected by an expert panel of industry experts. The winning entry will demonstrate a sophisticated level of creativity, thought, and originality and exhibit significant skill in producing media content.  The winner will be announced at the Mesh at Murdoch Award Ceremony (The Meshies) in December where they will be awarded a $500 Visa Gift Card and winner’s trophy.





All finalists will be invited to the Murdoch Media Showcase on in early December each year for the Mesh at Murdoch Awards ceremony. In addition, the winning finalist will be invited to exhibit their work alongside Murdoch’s final-year media projects at the special showcase event.




Applications are not open yet.

Before entering the Mesh at Murdoch Awards, make sure you carefully read the Terms and Conditions of entry and entry guidelines.





Category finalists will receive a Certificate of Excellence and $50 JB-HI voucher.  The overall winner will receive $500 Visa Gift Card, along with the inaugural Golden Mesh trophy.





To be eligible for the MESH at Murdoch Awards, you must meet all of the below criteria, please tick the boxes to make sure you are eligible to enter these awards:

  • Be enrolled as a year 10 or 11 WA high school student for the academic year
  • Have permission from a parent or guardian to enter the awards
  • Have an endorsement from a teacher within your school to enter the awards
  • Give permission for your image and name to be used by the university in their media and publications and to co-operate with reasonable marketing requests for the purpose of publicity for the MESH at Murdoch Awards.



Good luck with your entries, and we hope to see YOU at the Meshies!