The newspapers should consist of eight interactive PDFs, or four for upper primary students, and can include embedded audio and video content.
Articles can include anything from local news reports, features on school events, interviews, community news or history, arts and culture reviews and editorials.
Students are also encouraged to create accompanying photos, cartoons and short news clips to bring colour to their publication.
Students are encouraged to build an understanding of the historical context of Australian newspapers, think critically about news and journalism and collaborate with their team and community to create their newspaper.
While all content must be created by students, teachers are advised to take on the role of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper and guide students on how to gather information and design their paper.
Schools with students entering the competition will also get a free subscription to the Herald or the Age online.
Lesson resources for teaching media literacy and the broader role of newspapers are available for schools on the competition website.
Entries close on 6 September 2019 and can be submitted at frontpage.online.