Competitions

Amplify – Through My Eyes

Amplify – Through My Eyes

The Queensland Family and Child Commission’s (QFCC) Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has launched an exciting new youth participation opportunity. Young…
Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition. Established to recognise and encourage creative…
2021 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize

2021 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious youth award given to a high school student for water…
Somerset National Poetry Prize

Somerset National Poetry Prize

As a part of the 2021 Somerset Storyfest, secondary school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry…
Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award

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…
Darwin Community Legal Service Annual Human Rights Art Awards and Exhibition

Darwin Community Legal Service Annual Human Rights Art Awards and Exhibition

Rights on Show is Darwin Community Legal Service’s annual human rights art awards and exhibition. It commenced in 1994 and…
UC Design Competition

UC Design Competition

The UC Design Competition is back with a new name and an even better selection of prizes. The Faculty of…
Imagine Cup Junior 2021

Imagine Cup Junior 2021

Imagine Cup Junior 2021 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can…
Carlingford Community Art Show

Carlingford Community Art Show

The Rotary Club of Carlingford are very pleased to present the inaugural Carlingford Community Art Show. Artists are invited to…
A Call to Action Competition

A Call to Action Competition

The Museum of Australian Democracy is accepting submissions of original music videos by students K-12 for their song A Call…
International Songwriting Competition

International Songwriting Competition

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring…
Australian Photography Photographer of the Year Competition

Australian Photography Photographer of the Year Competition

Australian Photography is searching for Australia and New Zealand’s most amazing amateur photographers. With the best entries showcased and celebrated…
2021 BOM Australian Weather Calendar

2021 BOM Australian Weather Calendar

Submit your vision of Australia’s diverse weather to the Australian Weather Calendar photo competition, and your image could feature in…
The Best of Times Short Story Competition

The Best of Times Short Story Competition

The Best of Times Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Writers are encouraged to enter humorous short stories…
SCINEMA Junior 2021

SCINEMA Junior 2021

SCINEMA is your chance to use the power of film to explain a STEM concept you have recently learnt about,…
Permission to Shine Online Singing Competition

Permission to Shine Online Singing Competition

Play It Forward is inviting you to join a new online singing competition with a difference. It doesn’t matter what…
Furious Fiction Challenge

Furious Fiction Challenge

On the first weekend of every month, you are invited to put your storytelling skills to the test in the…
2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the seventeenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets. Entries…
Year13 Folio Competition

Year13 Folio Competition

Year13 and LCI Melbourne are offering budding creatives the chance to win a scholarship and other great prizes. All you…
SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition

SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition

Do you have a story about growing up in diverse Australia? Tell your story for the chance to win $5000…
Web.Comp 2020

Web.Comp 2020

Web.Comp is a web competition for school students. Grok Learning will teach you how to build a website as you…
Chevron Focus Environment Competition

Chevron Focus Environment Competition

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers…
Australian Photography Awards 2020

Australian Photography Awards 2020

The Australian Photography Awards are searching for Australia’s most original and thought provoking photography. In 2020 there are eight categories…
First Pitch Competition

First Pitch Competition

First Pitch calls on budding young entrepreneurs aged 8-13 to enter their best business pitch for the chance to win…
2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize

2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize

The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than…
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award

Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from…
QLD AI Labs – AI Challenges

QLD AI Labs – AI Challenges

QLD AI Labs connects AI enthusiasts with some of the most notable companies in the state to solve their business…
Understory Film Festival

Understory Film Festival

The Understory Film Festival encourages local independent, student, emerging and professional filmmakers in the North Queensland region to create short…
UNLOCK’D 2020 Composition Competition

UNLOCK’D 2020 Composition Competition

The Australian Guild of Music is Running the UNLOCK’D 2020 Composition Competition for Victorian students in Years 7-12. Students are…
Mary River Press Services Short Story Prize

Mary River Press Services Short Story Prize

Do you want to polish up your short story writing skills and get a free expert appraisal of your work?…
Unearthed 2020

Unearthed 2020

Unearthed is an environmental themed art contest, held by Green Citizens Australia Network (GCAN). Artists from around Australia are invited…
Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020

Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual writing and art program for young people across NSW and the ACT. Every…
The Poetry Society National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society National Poetry Competition

The 2020 National Poetry Competition is open for entries. Aspiring poets from around the world are invited to enter their…
Nextwave Film Competition

Nextwave Film Competition

The search is now on for the next wave of young regional filmmakers. Nextwave is Australia’s largest regional youth short…
EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2020

EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2020

In recognition of National Science Week, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is running a quantum-themed…
Short Screenplay Challenge 2020

Short Screenplay Challenge 2020

The Short Screenplay Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short screenplays based on genre,…
Little Big Idea Competition

Little Big Idea Competition

Little Big Idea is a competition for students in Years 3 to 8 to come up with innovative ideas that…
Life Framer Photography Awards

Life Framer Photography Awards

Life Framer is a photography award that sources and showcases outstanding work from amateur to established artists. Photographers are invited…
AVCAT Essay Prize 2020

AVCAT Essay Prize 2020

AVCAT presents the inaugural AVCAT Essay Prize in 2020, promoting recognition of the impact of the Vietnam War on veterans…
Sony World Photography Awards Youth Competition

Sony World Photography Awards Youth Competition

Entries to the Sony World Photography Awards Youth Competition are open. Each month there is a different theme, to which…
Cochlear Aurora Photo Contest

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…
Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of…
Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition

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…
The ABC Heywire Competition

The ABC Heywire Competition

Open to people aged 16-22, living in regional or rural Australia. Heywire encourages young people to tell stories about their…
STEM Design Challenge

STEM Design Challenge

On Thursday 20 & Friday 21 August, classes from Stage 3 and 4 can join our virtual classroom to design,…
SkyStock.net Relaunch Aerial Photography Competition

SkyStock.net Relaunch Aerial Photography Competition

To celebrate the relaunch of their new platform, SkyStock.net are having their largest aerial photography competition yet. The total prize…
2020 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

2020 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

The Geneva Centre For Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme are now accepting applications for the…
AbSec’s Tomorrow’s Generation Competition

AbSec’s Tomorrow’s Generation Competition

We’ve seen the wonderful paintings, drawings and artworks, but we know Aboriginal kids and young people have multiple talents! In…
Palliative Care Australia Art Competition

Palliative Care Australia Art Competition

Get your paintbrush, sculpting clay, or camera ready because Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) annual art competition is back again. PCA’s…
#balletbeatdrop TikTok Challenge

#balletbeatdrop TikTok Challenge

Whether you point, plié, pop, lock, shimmy or shake – share your moves! #balletbeatdrop is all about creativity, impact, execution…
scienceXart: spot the maths

scienceXart: spot the maths

Can you think creatively and spot the maths that is all around you? You might notice maths on your way…
RISE International Photography Awards

RISE International Photography Awards

Entries are now open to the 2020 RISE International Photography Awards. The competition is open to all photographers from around…
ADF Future Innovators Award

ADF Future Innovators Award

The Australian Defence Force are looking to encourage the next generation of innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers – bright…
The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

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.…
OutStanding Short Story Competition

OutStanding Short Story Competition

The OutStanding LGBTQIA+ short story competition 2020 has officially begun. The annual OutStanding Short Story competition provides a safe and…
Pens Against Poverty Writing Competition

Pens Against Poverty Writing Competition

If you are a creative young writer in Year 3 – Year 10 in ACT, NSW or WA, then Pens…
Wakakirri National Screen Challenge

Wakakirri National Screen Challenge

A great story can change the way people think about the world around them. Wakakirri is a performing arts festival…
Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition 2020

Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition 2020

Now in its third year, artists of all 2D media are encouraged to enter the Archipaws Pet Portrait competition. Entries…
Queensland Government Buy Smart Competition

Queensland Government Buy Smart Competition

We all have to make decisions about how we spend our money—and what we buy—almost every day of our lives.…
STAEDTLER Secondary School Art Competition 2020

STAEDTLER Secondary School Art Competition 2020

Are you a budding artist in years 7-12? Enter the STAEDTLER Secondary School Art Competition. All you need to do…
2020 Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

2020 Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

Young, rural & driven? Country to Canberra’s Leadership Competition is bigger than ever before! Female students from across Australia in…
NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition

NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition

Young and upcoming local Indigenous artists are invited to enter the third annual NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition. The winning…
2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition

2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition

The world today is facing complex and interconnected challenges that block the path toward peace. To raise awareness of the…
The Moth Art Prize 2020

The Moth Art Prize 2020

The Moth Art Prize is awarded annually by The Moth magazine to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It…
Real Film Festival Short Film Competition

Real Film Festival Short Film Competition

The Real Film Festival (RFF) is on the lookout for fearless filmmakers prepared to tell their untold stories. The RFF’s…
SAETA Spring Poetry Festival

SAETA Spring Poetry Festival

Students and teachers are invited to submit poems to this year’s Spring Poetry Festival. Spring Poetry Festival is open to…
AlburyCity Short Story Award

AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is open to entrants throughout Australia. Stories can be up to 3000 words and…
Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020

The Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize is a short fiction competition open to all Tasmanians enrolled in Years 7-12. There are…
Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia – Bright Awards

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia – Bright Awards

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University has launched Bright Awards for 2020; a competition designed to highlight young…
MHFA Creative Writing Competition

MHFA Creative Writing Competition

Entries to the Mental Health Foundation Australia’s Youth Creative Writing Competition are open. You are invited to submit a story,…
FYA Future Communities Challenge

FYA Future Communities Challenge

Do you ever look around you and think, ‘this could be better’? Maybe something at home, in your local community…
Reef RADicals

Reef RADicals

Ahoy ocean lovers! Do you have a big idea to help protect the Great Barrier Reef? Are you a salty…
Design an Arcade Game Competition

Design an Arcade Game Competition

Get involved in the Digital Technology Hub’s Arcade Game competition. Students are invited to create an arcade game, film the…
RealWorld Studio Competition

RealWorld Studio Competition

This competition is designed for Queensland high school students to create, communicate and design an entry that will change your…
QLD | The Premier’s Anzac Prize

QLD | The Premier’s Anzac Prize

The annual Premier’s Anzac Prize provides a life-changing opportunity for 8 high school students to experience the Anzac tradition first-hand…
ANU STEM Challenges

ANU STEM Challenges

The series of STEM Challenges is an opportunity for high school and college students from across Australia to participate in…
The 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

The 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Entries to the the 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize are open. You can enter a poem of up to…
Olga Masters Short Story Award

Olga Masters Short Story Award

For the first time in 2020, the Olga Masters Short Story Award has a youth prize. Writers under 18 are…
Video Matsuri Contest

Video Matsuri Contest

Video Matsuri is an annual short film contest for students. There are no restrictions on style or theme, as long…
2020 ACMF National Songwriting Competition

2020 ACMF National Songwriting Competition

The 2020 ACMF National Songwriting Competition is now open. Every year, students from schools across Australia are invited to put…
2020 Lester Prize Youth Award

2020 Lester Prize Youth Award

The Lester Prize Youth Award encourages the creative talents of young and aspiring artists. It is open to all High…
Boroondara Literary Awards

Boroondara Literary Awards

Entries are open to the Boroondara Literary Awards. There are two categories to enter: the Young Writers’ Competition, open to…
Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition 2020

Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition 2020

Hawkeye Publishing are now looking for entries to the 2020 Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition. This year, the theme…
The Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

The Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Calling on schools nationwide to participate in a new national portrait prize! The inaugural Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize (LDYPP)…
OzKids Art Competition

OzKids Art Competition

The OzKids Art Competition is open to primary and high school students from across Australia. You can enter a piece…
SAE FlickerUp Competition

SAE FlickerUp Competition

SAE FlickerUp 2021 competition, in partnership with SAE Creative Media Institute, is an Australian Youth & Schools Competition which screens…
KSP Short Fiction Competition

KSP Short Fiction Competition

Entries are now open to the 2020 KSP Short Fiction Competition. Writers from around Australia are encouraged to enter their…
Ipswich Poetry Feast

Ipswich Poetry Feast

Ipswich Poetry Feast is an annual poetry writing competition giving poets of all ages the opportunity to compete for over…
Planet Ark’s Make It Wood Photography Competition

Planet Ark’s Make It Wood Photography Competition

This year Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign is once again running a photo competition, which will have two categories:…
Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2020

Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2020

Entries are now open to the 2020 Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition. In up to 3,000 words students should…
Front Page Schools Competition

Front Page Schools Competition

Front Page is an initiative of Nine and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian schools and classes with…
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and…
Reedsy Weekly Writing Contest

Reedsy Weekly Writing Contest

Looking to sharpen your creative writing skills? You can participate in Reedsy’s Weekly Writing Contest. Each week they will send…
Australian Informatics Olympiad

Australian Informatics Olympiad

The Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) is an open national computer programming competition held annually. Students write short computer programs to…
Australian Space Design Competition

Australian Space Design Competition

The Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC) is designed for secondary school students with a passion for space, or are considering…
Phone It In Competition

Phone It In Competition

If you are aged 15 to 18 years, you are invited to write, record and submit a micro-literature piece to…
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year Competition

2020 Travel Photographer of the Year Competition

The 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) are now open. At a time when travel is so restricted,…
Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2020

Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2020

Entries are now open for the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. All genres of crime writing are…
2021 WA Premier’s Anzac Student Tour Competition

2021 WA Premier’s Anzac Student Tour Competition

Entries to the 2021 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour competition are now open. Ten student ambassadors from grades 8-11 will represent…
STUFFit Student Film Competition

STUFFit Student Film Competition

STUFFit is a film festival competition open to high school students across Australia. Students can submit a film in any…
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