Fed's got talent

Do you have a talent you would like to share with the world? Fancy winning a great prize? Fed's Got Talent is for you!

Open to all current Federation University students, Fed's Got Talent has both a category for video performance and live performance.

Video performance only category

If performing on stage in front of a live audience doesn't sound like your thing, you can choose to be judged on your video submission only.


  • 1st Place $250 Prezzee Gift Card
  • 2nd Place $100 Prezzee Gift Card

Live performance category

If performing on stage in front of a live audience does sound like your thing, this category is for you! Students entering this category are still required to submit a video submission. Video submissions will then be shortlisted and the top entries invited to compete live on your chosen campus.


The following prizes are available at each of our three live events

  • 1st Place $300 Prezzee Gift Card
  • 2nd Place $100 Prezzee Gift Card

Live performance details

  • Berwick Campus | Wednesday 7 September, 12-2pm | Student Lounge
  • Gippsland Campus | Wednesday 7 September, 12-2pm | Student Lounge
  • Ballarat - Camp Street Campus | Wednesday 7 September, 5-10pm | Black Box

How to enter

  1. Decide which section you would like to enter live or online you can only enter one.
  2. Record a 2- 3-minute video of your performance following the specified guidelines
  3. Submit your entry by 11.59 pm, Friday 12 August 2022.

Complete the entry form, uploading your video submission and a performance photo

Filming your performance guidelines

  • Film your performance on a phone/tablet device it must be recorded during July and August 2022
  • Film in landscape (turn device on the side)
  • Make sure your device is supported on a steady surface (not held)
  • Begin your video with a short intro. Your name, and a brief description of your performance (song title, dance style etc)
  • Perform as if there is a live audience
  • Microphones are strictly prohibited, and instruments must be unplugged and performed acoustically. Keyboards may use their inbuilt speakers.
  • Make sure the music is coming from an external source such as a Bluetooth speaker. Take time in balancing the audio so we can clearly hear your voice if singing.
  • Think about your lighting. Make sure your face is well lit with either natural light or your own set-up
  • Each song must be recorded in one take, one camera, without editing. No visual features, and strictly no audio effects. You can film your performance as many times as you like to get it right, but the version you send must be filmed in one take.

Judging criteria

An independent panel will judge the entries on the following criteria:

  1. Skill/talent displayed that would appeal to a student audience
  2. Presentation and delivery of talent either live or in video format (see detail video submission requirements)
  3. Skill displayed in the performance
  4. Crowd reaction (live performance only)

The following Judges will be assessing the online-only section as well as shortlisting the live contestants if entry numbers make this necessary.

Peter Folino 

A multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years' performance experience in folk, jazz, country, and bluegrass groups. He currently plays five-string banjo with the fusion quintet - Front Porch and country/folk quartet - The Cornbread Cowboys.

Other judges TBC

Contact us

Contact us at studentengagement@federation.edu.au for any questions