Women Lawyers’ Association of South Australia Student Video Competition 2021

Women Lawyers’ Association of South Australia Student Video Competition 2021


The Women Lawyers’ Association of South Australia (‘the WLASA’) is offering this competition as a means of further engaging with law students about the work and objectives of the WLASA.  This competition is open to members and non-members of the WLASA.

Students are encouraged to submit a short video relating to a specified theme aligned with the objects of the WLASA.  Entrants may create a piece of fiction, a documentary, a blog, a community-service announcement or a music clip.

Winning entrants will have a rare opportunity to have access to some of the most senior female legal minds in the profession at an intimate lunch or dinner. 


The competition is open to any full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice degree, including Juris Doctor students, at Flinders University, the University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia in semester 1 of the 2021 academic year.  

Each student may only submit one entry.  Students may submit a joint entry together with other students. 


Video content must relate to one of the following themes:

  • the advancement of women in the legal profession (this could address matters such as barristers to advancement, measures for alleviating or overcoming barriers, or gender diversity and equality issues);
  • the contribution of female lawyers to the legal system or legal profession in Australia;
  • areas of potential law reform addressing the eradication of discrimination against women in the legal system or in the community generally.

All video content must be in English.

Videos must be uploaded to YouTube (as an unlisted video) using one of the following file types:

  • .mpeg4
  • .mov

Videos must be no longer than 5 minutes in length. 

Students should ensure that they comply with any COVID-19 related restrictions that may apply. 

All entrants consent to their video being published on the WLASA’s webpage and the WLASA’s social media platforms, including Facebook and LinkedIn.  If the WLASA identifies other opportunities for further distribution the WLASA will seek the student’s express approval.

Entrants warrant that their entries are not offensive, defamatory, harassing or threatening or otherwise unlawful, and have not been plagiarised and do not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of a third party.  By entering the competition, entrants agree to hold the WLASA harmless for any liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property, relating to, directly or indirectly, participation in this competition.

The WLASA reserves the right to cancel, suspend or vary the terms of this competition in its absolute discretion. 


The deadline for entries is 5:00pm on 11 June 2021.  Entries received after this deadline will not be considered.

Submit your entry by email at admin@womenlawyerssa.org.au.  At the time of submission you must provide: 

  • your full name, address, telephone number and email address; 
  • a link to your uploaded video; and 
  • a signed copy of this document


Entries will be judged by the management committee of the WLASA.  The decision of the management committee is final.  

The management committee will determine in its absolute discretion how many winners will be awarded.

The winner(s) will be notified on 28 May 2021 by email.  The winner(s) will be announced on the WLASA’s webpage and on the WLASA’s social media platforms, including Facebook and LinkedIn.  The winning video(s) will also be published on the WLASA’s webpage and the WLASA’s social media platforms.

The winner(s) will be invited to attend a celebratory lunch or dinner attended by some of South Australia’s leading female lawyers and members of the legal profession. This event will be held in August 2021.