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2022 Heroines/Joyce Parkes Women’s Writing Prize

The 2022 Heroines Women’s Anthology is now open for submissions of short fiction and poetry. The Heroines Anthology is a collection of stories about women written by women. The Heroines/Joyce Parkes Women’s Writing Prize is awarded to one piece of short fiction and one piece of poetry that is published as part of the Anthology. …

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WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth

The WIPO Photography Prize is open to individuals of indigenous peoples and local communities located in one of WIPO’s Member States and under 30 years old. The theme is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Photographs should illustrate: the impact of climate change on your communities, biodiversity and environment (land, air, …

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Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize, now in its fifth year, recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. In 2021, the prize will be awarded to the best short story by an Indigenous writer who is 30 years or younger at the closing date of the …

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Financial Wellbeing Youth Design Challenge

Young people need to be able to navigate the world of finance so they can make good decisions and plan for the future. Financial skills are important both professionally and personally, yet for many people money isn’t something we talk about or really understand how to manage. Equipping young people with essential financial skills will …

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PhenomeWomen Competition

Have you always wanted to raise awareness? Create change? If you’re a young woman aged 13-18, it’s easy to be taken seriously through PhenomeWomen and the Crimson Youth Fund’s competition: Simple Speaks. Just write a speech, create an artwork or submit a written piece to be in the running to be part of a prize …

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Westpac Youth Impact Challenge

The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is a nationwide initiative open to all young people around Australia aged 7 to 21 years. The Challenge aims to help young Australians solve problems in their local communities. To take part in the Challenge, participants must identify a local problem and brainstorm an innovative business or social change idea …

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Public Education Foundation – Design a Holiday Greeting Card Competition

Bring out your art supplies! Students from public schools around Australia are invited to enter PEF’s 2021 Design a Holiday Greeting Card Competition. “What I love about the holidays!” is the theme for the 2021 competition. The 3 winning entries will have their design printed as our 2021 Holiday Greeting card. The card will include …

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Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students

Little Stories Big Ideas is a writing competition for Australian Secondary School Students. As part of the comp, students write a story in 100 words or less to a specific themed prompt, in any literary style they like – prose, poetry, haiku or song. There are two entry categories, Year 7 to 9 (Junior) and …

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MyState Student Film Festival

The MyState Student Film Festival is back again for another year of fun, creativity and exploration. You can enter an original short film in whatever genre you like — drama, comedy, action, documentary, animation or even a music video. The story, setting, plot and style are all completely up to you. Entry to the MyState …

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Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award

The Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award has been designed to encourage Indigenous Australian students in Kindy to Year 12 studying in NSW to use their reading, writing, and creative skills. Students are encouraged to write a short story, play or poem relating to one of the following themes: “I’ve got you covered” “Oops!” “What a …

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First Pitch Competition

First Pitch calls on budding young entrepreneurs aged up to 18 to enter their best business pitch for the chance to win up to $2,500. You can submit a 3-minute pitch on a business innovation or idea that can make a difference in your community and Australia wide. Your pitch will be judged by a …

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Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students

Little Stories Big Ideas is a flash fiction competition where Australian Secondary School Students write a story to a theme in any literary form they like – poetry, prose, song, even haiku. FREE to enter with great prizes on offer from generous sponsors. The competition is split into a Junior Division (Years 7 to 9) …

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Owlypia Online Challenge

Owlypia Online is an online knowledge competition in the form of a multiple-choice exam. Students aged 9-18 compete with others internationally, showing their knowledge and skills in their favourite subject areas. Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation and a Report Card showing their individual scores. Upcoming Owlypia Online Round Dates: 16 October 2021 11 …

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Somerset National Poetry Prize

As a part of the 2022 Somerset Storyfest, secondary school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize. The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit, and to stimulate excellence in writing. …

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Online Writing and Art Competition: Inclusion is!

All Australian high school students in senior years are invited to participate in the CDS SSW High School Competition. Enter a written piece or a visual artwork that examines issues of disability injustice, exclusion and discrimination using a sociological lens. Your written or artistic work should show the issue/s you are identifying as well as …

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Second Playground Challenge: A Fiction Short Story Competition

Writers’ Playground, LLC invites you to participate in our Second Playground Challenge: A Fiction Short Story Competition. The contest will be a time constrained challenge that will start the writers off on an equal playing field by giving them prompts to choose from, and a fixed time period (10 days) to write a short story …

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yapang Emerging Art Prize

The yapang Emerging Art Prize is an acquisitive art prize developed to celebrate, promote and support emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. Lake Macquarie City Council and Create NSW have committed $15,000 to purchase the winning and highly commended works for the MAC yapang collection. Entries close 22 October 2021. …

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Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition

The Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth – and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer. All state winners will be awarded: Cash prizes Flights and accommodation to the Gold Coast Tickets …

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Youth KSP Poetry Award

The KSP Writers’ Centre is proud to present this annual poetry competition for Australian writers, which is free for youth to enter thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring. Entries must be original and unpublished. All poetry styles and themes are acceptable. Entries close Thursday 30 September. Find out more and enter here: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com/poetry-competition

My RØDE Reel 2021

Do you have an incredible story to tell? We want to see it told. Submit your short film to My RØDE Reel for a chance to win $250,000 in cash and launch your filmmaking career. To enter, make a short film up to 3 minutes in length. It can be on any topic you like. …

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PSC ‘Inspire’ Photo Competition

Photography Studies College (PSC) in partnership with Kayell Australia are excited to announce our ‘INSPIRE’ photography competition just for Victorian Year 11 and 12 senior secondary school students. With the challenges of this year, a sense of inspiration is due to all photographers! Let your inspirations motivate you as you explore what ‘INSPIRE’ means to …

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School Entrepreneur of the Year

School Entrepreneur of the Year

School Entrepreneur of the Year is a nation-wide business building competition, hosted by Generation Entrepreneur and Finder. It’s specifically designed for high school students across Australia. The tournament consists of three rounds that will take place virtually and in-person throughout the year. Ultimately one team will be crowned the School Entrepreneur of the Year in …

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EarthX Eco-Art Competition 2022

The Eco-Art Competition aims to give students a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether local or global. Young artists from around the world, ages 5-22, will create a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates the message of the theme: Plant the Seed. …

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Lorna McDonald Essay Prize

The Arts Central Queensland Lorna McDonald Essay Prize celebrates Lorna McDonald’s efforts in collecting, interpreting, recording and writing the history of the Central Queensland region. The first prize is $2,000 with a runner up prize of $500. The competition is open to essays of 3,000 to 5,000 words exploring any aspect of Central Queensland’s story. …

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BHP Foundation Science Teacher Association Awards

The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards. The Awards are a partnership between the BHP Foundation, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). Student finalists also have the chance to represent the Awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States of …

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ASX Schools Sharemarket Game

The ASX Schools Sharemarket Game is a fun way for students to learn about economics and the sharemarket in Australia. Students receive a virtual $50,000 they can invest over a 10 week period, in over 200 companies listed on the ASX. The prices students buy and sell at are the same prices as they would …

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The 2022 Simpson Prize Competition

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students that focuses on the service of Australians in World War I. One winner and one runner-up from each State and Territory will participate in a three-day program in Canberra in early 2022. Winning students will also travel to key historical and commemorative …

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2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards

The process is now open to make nominations for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards, which offer successful candidates international recognition and cash prizes. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the outstanding contributions by young people delivering development and progress in Commonwealth countries and communities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To submit …

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SWAN Film Festival

SWAN Film Festival is an annual film competition for students studying creative arts in Years 11 and 12, at TAFE or university. The theme for the 2021 festival is “Acceptance”. Students are invited to submit their films based on the theme for a chance to win up to $600. Entries close 11 November. Find out …

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Insight Publications Creative Writing Competition 2021

Entries are open to Insight Publications’ Creative Writing Competition for 2021. This competition aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary-school students and to inspire the voices of the future. Students in Years 7-12 across Australia are invited to enter a short story based on the theme “a flash of inspiration”. There are …

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Australian Photography Awards 2021

Australian Photography Awards is one of the largest and most progressive photographic awards in Australia. Since 2016 we have been immersed in the discovery and sharing of big ideas through photography. In 2021 we seek to recognise work that can open important dialogues and expand our understanding of the world. We are excited to offer …

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Wombat Books Illustration Challenge 2021

Wombat Books are seeking original illustrations from Australian school-aged students (aged 5 – 18) to publish in a unique picture book by the team at Wombat Books. The Challenge has been established in order to provide aspiring young illustrators with the opportunity to be published in a professionally produced children’s book and gain an introduction …

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Aussie Student Inventions Competition

The 2021 Aussie Student Inventions Competition is now open to all primary and secondary students. In partnership with the producers of ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’, the search is officially back on for Australia’s most innovative students. Your invention can be of any type, size or functionality. It could solve a problem, make life …

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KSCPP Essay Contest

To promote understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is hosting its first Essay Contest in Australia. The contest is open to students in Years 5-12. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye and answer one of the two following questions: How could the values of …

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Adelaide Fringe Schools Poster Competition 2022

Adelaide Fringe invites students (K-12) to enter the Schools Poster Competition for the chance to win a class excursion to an Adelaide Fringe 2022 show – thanks to Program Partner 9News! The winning artwork will appear on the cover of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Schools Booking Guide and will shape our Schools Program branding. The …

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2021 ACMF National Songwriting Competition

The 2021 ACMF National Songwriting Competition is now open. Every year, students from schools across Australia are invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song in the competition. Entry is free for students from Years K-12. Winners receive prize-money which can be allocated towards musical equipment or tuition. Entries for the competition …

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University of Sydney Future Innovators Awards

The Future Innovators Awards recognise and reward high achieving New South Wales Year 12 students for their leadership, critical thinking and interest in business studies. The Future Innovators Awards aim to recognise the visionary leaders of the future. Submit your business solution to a social problem for a chance to receive a prize pack and …

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Enter SmartFone Flick Fest

SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. They are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film. SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films …

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Blackbird Foundation Wildheart Microgrants

Blackbird Foundation are giving away $1,000 grants to young, passionate Wild Hearts working on creative projects in Australia or New Zealand. Whether you’re just starting out or working on your passion full time, Blackbird hopes these microgrants will supercharge your ambition and help you to take your passion to the next level. Criteria: You have …

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Teens in Business Awards 2021

Young people across Australia who have incredibly creative ideas are developing and running amazing businesses, and are creating value for their communities. We want to acknowledge these young people and give them the support to expand their impact. By getting involved, students can join a growing community of young people doing innovative things through business. …

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SSA National Statistics Poster Competition

The SSA National Statistics Poster Competition encourages teams to develop, implement and creatively report upon an investigation on any topic of interest to them (the ‘X’)… for prizes! Form teams of 2 to 5 participants (of any ages and relationship) and conduct a small-scale version of a real-world investigation, developing core STEM and cross-functional skills …

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The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the nation. The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Entries can include writing for readers of any age. The prize winner in each category will receive: $500 courtesy of Hachette Australia …

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Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021

As wildlife photographers, we shouldn’t just wait until we go on a safari…we should be photographing nature wherever we are. This is your opportunity to join in the fun, improve your photography and support our conservation initiative at the same time. Each challenge has a theme or subject. Once you have registered and made your …

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Monash Arts Social Justice Matters Video Competition

Social Justice Matters is a short video essay competition for high school students – tell us what social justice issue you are passionate about, why it matters, and what we can do to address this issue. To enter, create a 3-5 minute video, telling us: The social justice issue you are most passionate about, and …

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Youth Voice NT Competition

As part of the Youth Voice NT project, NTCOSS are developing a website, Facebook, and Instagram to share the experiences and stories of young people across the Territory. They are looking for creative content to share on the website, Facebook, and Instagram (art, songs, music, poetry, stories about yourself, drawings, and anything else you want …

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Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition 2022

The Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition is as iconic as the festival itself. Each year, the winning poster encapsulates the love and pride that people have for Fringe. We welcome professional artists, budding illustrators, designers, students and everyone in between to submit their designs for this year’s competition which celebrates the diverse and inclusive nature of …

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Suncorp Dream Big Challenge

Suncorp and Queensland Ballet are searching state-wide for the newest young ballet star! One lucky Queenslander (aged 5-13) will have the chance to dream big and win a walk-on role in Queensland Ballet’s Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. They’ll also get to meet Li Cunxin AO, rehearse with the incredible dancers, and fully experience what it …

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International Space Challenge 2021

The International Space Challenge (ISC) is one of the few platforms that connects young minds across the globe with industry experts, to nurture interest in space technology and its applications. It taps into the creativity of young minds to find new solutions and create a pathway for future commercialisation of these ideas. Held annually, the …

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The Comedy Pet Photo Awards

The Comedy Pet Photo Awards, sponsored by Animal Friends, is a funny pet photo competition supporting animal welfare charities and showcasing our favourite animals doing what they do best. Entries are open to anyone across the world. Take a photo or video of your pet doing something funny for your chance to win £2000 (~$3707 …

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Indigenous Language Art Competition 2021

Create an artwork featuring the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language of your local area! Find out what your local Indigenous language is, and then create an artwork inspired by the landscape, plants or animals of the land where the language is spoken. Include the name of the language in the artwork. This fantastic interactive map of …

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Schools BioQuest Program

Have fun competing against other schools as you work (and play) together as a team to map your local biodiversity for scientific research, while learning the fundamentals of nature science. Teachers can sign up their students in teams and work to identify nature all around us using the QuestaGame app. Take photos of any wildlife …

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Edstart Achievement Awards Program

The Edstart Achievement Awards Program acknowledges and rewards talented students from primary and secondary schools across Australia. Through this program, we’re aiming to support some of Australia’s extraordinary young minds across a range of disciplines. It’s a great opportunity for students to be recognised for their contributions and ambitions in an area that they are …

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NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition 2021

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) invites young and upcoming local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists between the ages of 12–18 years to enter a piece of artwork as part of NQPHN’s Indigenous Youth Art Competition 2021. This year, the theme is Connection to Country. NQPHN invites you, as a young, aspiring Aboriginal and/or …

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UC Creative Competition

UC’s Faculty of Arts and Design has partnered with Adobe to bring new prizes and workshops, making 2021 the biggest year yet. We invite all ACT and NSW students Years 11 and 12 to enter our annual competition. This competition is your chance to showcase your skills in all creative areas from creative writing, design, …

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Sciencious International STEM Writing Competition 2021

Sciencious International STEM Writing Competition 2021

You can take part in a brand new STEM writing competition, created by high school students for high school students. The international Sciencious competition has been created with the aim of inspiring life-long learning in STEM for your people. Simply write and submit your article To take part, you’ll need to write a scientific based …

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“Unexpected Adventures” Travel Writing Competition

The best travel experiences tend to be the unplanned: The spontaneous invitation nervously accepted, the delay or hassle that leads to opportunity, the wrong turn that results in a miraculous discovery. For our latest writing competition, Intrepid Times is inviting travelers and writers from all countries, at all levels of writing experience, to explore the …

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Life Framer Photography Awards

Life Framer is a photography award that sources and showcases outstanding work from amateur to established artists. Photographers are invited to submit entries to a different theme for each month of the year. Each month winning photographers receive feedback, online exposure and $2,000 in cash prizes. Entries are open to both professional and amateur photographers …

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2021 Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

Country to Canberra’s annual Leadership Competition is open now! We are excited to open our 2021 Leadership Competition Question, and encourage all eligible rural women and non-binary students to respond for the chance to win an all expenses paid Power Trip to Canberra. This year we are asking entrants to respond to: COURAGE TO CHALLENGE: …

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Cochlear Aurora Photo Contest

Entries are now open to this year’s Cochlear Aurora Photo Contest. The Cochlear Aurora Photo Contest has been running since 2016, when Flinders University partnered with Cochlear Asia Pacific in support of women in STEM. Entries are open to female South Australian and Northern Territory high school students in years 7-12. This year’s theme is …

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Engadine Music’s Virtual BandFest Competition

This year, Engadine Music has partnered with Yamaha and Hal Leonard to hold a competition for school ensembles all about fun and entertainment! That’s right, not the quality of the recording, how much fun the performers have and how entertaining it is for us to watch. Record an entertaining performance by your school ensemble between …

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Wilderness Photographer of the Year 2021

Great Walks’ Wilderness Photographer of the Year, presented by Nokia, is searching for the best outdoor images captured by Australian photographers! There are two categories, Places and People. For Places, we’re looking for sweeping panoramas, dramatic horizons, spectacular coastlines and thought-provoking images of wilderness locations, both here and overseas. For People, we want to see …

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SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge

SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge™ is the result of collaboration between REA, the Department of Defence and industry stakeholders including the Australian Submarine Corporation and Saab Australia. Students design either a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) or a submarine which they must operate. Alternatively they can build a three-dimensional virtual scale model of living quarters …

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2021 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

The GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established the Creativity and Innovation Initiative in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing …

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National Capital Art Prize

Launching in 2021, the inaugural annual National Capital Art Prize is the first Australia-wide competition for paintings of any subject. With a prize pool of more than $45,000, this competition aims to ignite the passion and courage of artists across the country, many of whom lost the opportunity to display and sell their work during …

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Australian Mathematics Competition

Do you have a classroom full of great problem solvers? One way to find out is through the Australian Mathematics Competition. The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives; it is open to students in years 3 to 12. Australia’s leading educators and academics, …

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Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition

Now in its fifth year, Australia Zoo’s Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to conserve it. Five finalists will be selected from each category, along with a winner and highly commended. The finalists …

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Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival

Grab a camera. It’s time to start storytelling. The Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival is back after a hugely successful debut in 2020.  We invite students from across Australia to submit short films about or inspired by Shakespeare, that reflect Australian communities. Why not retell A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Australian outback, or reimagine the …

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The Mono Awards 2021

The Mono Awards, presented by SanDisk, is Australia and New Zealand’s largest competition dedicated to the art of monochrome and black-and-white photography. Since launching in 2019, The Mono Awards has showcased the work of some of the region’s most talented and creative photographers. The competition is hosted by Australian Photography and Capture, and in 2021 is offering a prize …

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Imagineers Competition

Give Yourself Up To Imagination   “Give Yourself Up To Imagination” is about a girl embarking on a journey of self discovery and positivity and how she gets there. Entry to this competition is FREE. To enter and have a chance to win US$10,000, simply answer the questions in the fields provided on the competition page. …

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Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $15,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $500 each and publication, and be eligible for the $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered …

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Wild Snaps Photo Competition

There is always wildlife around us, even at home and in our local environments. With the many healing properties nature has to offer, Taronga Zoo are challenging students to capture the natural beauty of their local area. Simply take a photo with a mobile phone, camera or other photo device of wildlife that is local …

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UAC Challenge 2021

Enter UAC’s TikTok/Instagram challenge and you could win up to $750! To enter, create a 15-second video or song, image or meme inspired by one of the following words: Year 12 uni UAC study potential. To submit your content to the challenge: follow us on Instagram or TikTok use #UAChallenge21 tag us in your post …

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UQ Digital Storytelling Competition

We want to hear from you! Entries are now open for UQ’s Digital Storytelling Competition. Is there something you’re passionate about in your community; someone you think deserves recognition; or are you concerned about a more global issue? Queensland high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to become student journalists and …

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Hadley’s Student Prize

The University of Tasmania is sponsoring a student prize this year for an outstanding artwork by an Australian senior secondary student working with a landscape theme in their visual art practice. The winner will receive $500 towards art supplies, a chance for their work to be exhibited, and more. Entries are open to students in …

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KYD School Writing Prize

Now in its third year, the KYD School Writing Prize gives a voice to young people exploring aspects of contemporary life and society that concern them. We seek entries of between 1000 and 1500 words in either fiction and non-fiction, with students responding to a current social or political issue. The winner receives a $500 cash prize, …

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Anzac Day Schools’ Awards

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is proud to host the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. This is a national competition recognising the work of primary and secondary students, teachers and schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia’s wartime history. In 2021, the award’s theme will be “What does commemoration look like in your community?”. …

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Front Page Schools Competition

Front Page is an initiative of Nine and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian schools and classes with the opportunity to create and submit a short school newspaper, and win fantastic prizes in the process. Entry is free, and is open to all Australian schools and classes. Entries close Friday 27 August. Find …

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Boroondara Literary Awards

Entries are open to the Boroondara Literary Awards. There are two categories to enter: the Young Writers’ Competition, open to writers in Years 5-12 who live work or study in Boroondara, and the Open Short Story Competition, open to all writers from across Australia. The Young Writers’ Competition offers $5,000 in prize money across various …

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BUFTA

The Bond University Film & Television Awards (BUFTA) is one of the premier film competitions for High School students around Australia. BUFTA gives Year 11 and 12 students the chance to win a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University. There are no themes to adhere to, no objects …

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CyberTaipan 2021

CyberTaipan is an Australian Youth Cyber Defence Competition for teams of high school aged students. Take your first step into cyber security, try new challenges and gain experience in defensive techniques. Each team competes in a series of online competition rounds by fixing vulnerabilities, hardening systems, and performing other tasks related to networking, cyber defence …

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Robogals Science Challenge

The Robogals Science Challenge is a global STEM competition for girls and gender diverse students aged 5-15, encouraging students to explore different disciplines of STEM through hands-on projects. The competition format has two main Challenges. Participants are required to complete 2 Minor Challenges before being eligible for the Major Challenge. Entries to the competition are …

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SSA National Schools Poster Competition 2021

The SSA National Schools Poster Competition is a fun, project-based learning activity which encourages primary and secondary school students to develop, implement and creatively report upon an investigation on any topic of interest to them (the ‘X’)… for great prizes! Students conduct small-scale versions of real-world investigations in teams, developing core STEM and cross-functional skills. …

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Anthology Photographer of the Year 2021

Open to practitioners working at any level, the Photographer of the Year Award celebrates outstanding standalone images. It also provides a platform for photographers to showcase their work through publication. Images submitted must be on the theme of ‘Food’. Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, originality, and visual/emotional impact. Entries are invited from photographers …

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Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Schools Photographic Competition

The Friends have run an annual photographic competition for school and college students for the last 23 years. This is a great way to encourage young people to express their appreciation of Australian native plants through artistic creativity. In doing so, young photographers have an opportunity to explore and enjoy these wonderful Botanic Gardens – …

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2021 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

Students in years 7-10 from across Australia are invited to enter the UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing. 2021 theme: The STEM in Everyday Life. Science, technology, engineering and maths is part of everything around us, from our response to the pandemic, to the tech we use for play. Mobile phones, traffic lights and …

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Northern Territory Literary Awards

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards have celebrated the unpublished work of Northern Territory writers for more than 35 years. It is part of a special program of annual events at Library & Archives NT that celebrate the achievements of established and emerging writers, storytellers and prominent Territorians. Whether established or emerging, all writers from …

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Future of Fashion Design Challenge

Do you want to change how clothing is designed, produced, shared and used? This is your chance to be part of innovating the fashion industry! Globally, the fashion industry is worth over $1 trillion. It’s an exciting industry creating products that allow people to express themselves, help stay warm (or cool) and stay safe at …

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MobileMuster Film Competition

Do you have a passion for film making and the environment? MobileMuster want you to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones. The theme for the 2020 competition is “Protect the Planet”. You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part – all you need is …

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