Competitions

2020 Mercy Foundation Youth Awards

2020 Mercy Foundation Youth Awards

The Mercy Foundation Youth Awards is a photo competition open to high school students across Australia from years 7 to…
The 2021 Simpson Prize Competition

The 2021 Simpson Prize Competition

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on…
Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition

Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition

Entries to the 2020 Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition are now open. Writers can submit either a short story, poem…
2020 Hilarie Lindsay Poetry Competition

2020 Hilarie Lindsay Poetry Competition

Entries to the 2020 Hilarie Lindsay Poetry Competition are now open. Students in years K-12 from around Australia are invited…
The Mocktail Awards 2020 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Mocktail Awards 2020 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

JMC Academy invites high school students to submit their short film for The Mocktail Awards. The nominated films will be…
Young ICT Explorers Competition

Young ICT Explorers Competition

Young ICT Explorers is a non-profit competition, which has been created by SAP to encourage school students to create their…
Écrire! Words Alike Short Story Competition

Écrire! Words Alike Short Story Competition

Écrire! is an annual short story competition hosted by the Words Alike team for new and aspiring writers. Writers aged 13+…
Anzac Day Schools’ Awards

Anzac Day Schools’ Awards

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is proud to host the Anzac Day School’s Awards. This is a national competition…
The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Entries for the 2020 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open. You can submit up to 5 poems of…
Enter SmartFone Flick Fest

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…
Techgirls Competition

Techgirls Competition

Registration for the 2020 Techgirls Competition is now open. The program combines problem-solving through a social, business and technical lens,…
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Entries to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are now open for 2020. Students in all years from kindergarten to year…
MobileMuster Film Competition

MobileMuster Film Competition

Do you have a passion for film making and the environment? MobileMuster want you to create a one minute film…
USQ Get Songwriting Prize

USQ Get Songwriting Prize

If you are a high school student in Years 9 -12, it is time to put your pen to paper…
2020 ACT Schools Mock Trial Competition

2020 ACT Schools Mock Trial Competition

Legal Oratory ACT are running a Mock Trial competition for students in years 9-12. Following the success of the competition…
ATOM Photo Comp

ATOM Photo Comp

The ATOM Photo Comp is an initiative of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian and New Zealand student…
International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition

International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition is an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their…
2020 School Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition

2020 School Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition

Entry is open to the 2020 Schools Poetry & Short Story Writing Competition. Students all over Australia are invited to…
The Young Ada Short Story Prize

The Young Ada Short Story Prize

The Young Ada Short Story Prize is open to 14-18-year-olds who live, study or work in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Young…
Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition

Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition

Fancy yourself the next Stephen King? KSP Writers’ Centre are looking for submissions for their 2020 Spooky Story Competition. There…
ABC Fierce Girls Competition

ABC Fierce Girls Competition

The ABC’s Fierce Girls podcast wants you to tell them about a fierce girl you admire! They’re looking for stories…
Iwasaki Sangyo Prize

Iwasaki Sangyo Prize

Year 12 students have an opportunity to win a 4-week study program in Kagoshima, Japan. Located in the southern tip…
International Comic / Manga School Contest 2020

International Comic / Manga School Contest 2020

Clip Studio Paint are hosting a manga, comic and illustration contest open to students worldwide. Winners are eligible for cash…
The UNSW School Mathematics Competition

The UNSW School Mathematics Competition

Designed to assess mathematical insight and ingenuity rather than efficiency in tackling routine examples. Students are encouraged to enter the…
F A C E Unframed

F A C E Unframed

In 2020, Belconnen Arts Centre is celebrating the people who excite, inspire, challenge and provoke us to take action. Artists…
What Matters? Competition

What Matters? Competition

What Matters? is a ‘catalyst for young thinkers and young writers to develop a perspective, a point of view, on…
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is an opportunity for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or…
The Student Blogging Challenge

The Student Blogging Challenge

The Student Blogging Challenge is about embracing all of the benefits of publishing online — from learning digital writing skills,…
2020 STEM Video Game Challenge

2020 STEM Video Game Challenge

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is open to upper primary and secondary school students. Students are encouraged to design,…
UQ Public Health Hackathon

UQ Public Health Hackathon

Teams of Year 11 and 12 students will work together to solve a contemporary health issue facing Australia. Teams will…
Spirit of ANZAC Art Competition

Spirit of ANZAC Art Competition

Do you or someone you know enjoy art? Would you like to win $500 while giving back to our community?…
Queensland Schools Poetry & Song Writing Competition

Queensland Schools Poetry & Song Writing Competition

Tell us your story through poetry or song and gain the honour of being awarded a state title and share…
Wool4School Design Competition

Wool4School Design Competition

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the nation what they’re made of. Open…
Helen Handbury Leadership Award

Helen Handbury Leadership Award

The Helen Handbury Leadership Award recognises Year 12 students in rural and regional Australia who have shown strong community leadership…
National History Challenge

National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching…
Eurekly Scholarship Competition

Eurekly Scholarship Competition

Eurekly is designed to help students excel in this world, and we want to hear what student life is really…
Strike A Chord Competition

Strike A Chord Competition

Strike A Chord is a new competition designed to encourage the next generation of Australian musicians to experience the life-changing…
Class Clowns 2020

Class Clowns 2020

For over two decades, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns has helped hundreds of funny, young peeps hone their comedy…
Future Leaders Photography Prize 2020

Future Leaders Photography Prize 2020

The Future Leaders Photography Prize is designed to recognize talented young photographers. Year 12 students are invited to submit digital…
Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in…
QIEU Literary Competition

QIEU Literary Competition

The Literary Competition invites Queensland and Northern Territory students and teachers to share their literary prowess by submitting either poetry,…
International Essay Contest for Young People

International Essay Contest for Young People

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth…
DAV Senior Public Speaking Competition 2020

DAV Senior Public Speaking Competition 2020

During the Debating Association of Victoria’s Senior Public Speaking Competition, senior students (11 and 12) will be given the opportunity…
UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge

UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge (the Challenge) is an outreach program aimed at changing student’s perceptions of science and engineering.…
Australian Brain Bee Challenge

Australian Brain Bee Challenge

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the…
BlueShift Business Case Competition

BlueShift Business Case Competition

BlueShift is a business case competition for secondary school students. Students work in small teams to develop real business solutions…
The Bebras Challenge

The Bebras Challenge

Bebras is an international student Computational Thinking Challenge and Bebras Australia is run by CSIRO Education and Outreach through the…
Young Archie Competition 2020

Young Archie Competition 2020

The Art Gallery of New South Wales invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a…
Cinesnaps Short Film Competition

Cinesnaps Short Film Competition

Our annual Cinesnaps Short Film Competition encourages young, aspiring South West filmmakers, YouTubers and Vloggers to create and showcase original…
Beamline for Schools Competition

Beamline for Schools Competition

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a scientist? If you’re up for a challenge, the Beamline for…
Future Leaders Writing Prize 2020

Future Leaders Writing Prize 2020

The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and…
SA Premier’s Reading Challenge

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to encourage students…
National Computer Science School Challenge 2020

National Computer Science School Challenge 2020

The NCSS Challenge is a programming competition open to all school students and teachers. The Challenge teaches students to code…
International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

Team registrations for this 2020 maths challenge are open. To take part you’ll need to: Enlist a team advisor, usually…
Wombat Books Illustration Challenge 2020

Wombat Books Illustration Challenge 2020

Wombat Books are seeking original illustrations from Australian school-aged students (aged 5 – 18) to publish in a unique picture…
Laps for Life

Laps for Life

Get in the pool this March, and swim to support young Aussies living with mental health difficulties. 1 in 4…
Co-Lab Youth Road Safety Challenge

Co-Lab Youth Road Safety Challenge

Want to make a real ad campaign? In 2020, the Queensland Government is taking Co-Lab to Rockhampton and are looking…
The Stringybark Short Story Awards

The Stringybark Short Story Awards

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor our annual flagship award, The Stringybark Stories Short Story Award 2019. Clean the spilt…
2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and…
QTAC Guide Cover Competition

QTAC Guide Cover Competition

QTAC are calling on you to design an art piece that will feature on the cover of the 2021 QTAC…
Your Shot DJ Competition

Your Shot DJ Competition

Combining all suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Your Shot will give 150 new contestants and wild cards from…
Programming Challenge 4 Girls

Programming Challenge 4 Girls

Programming Challenge 4 Girls is a programming competition for year 9 & 10 girls designed to introduce them to computer…
LiteHaus 2020 Digital Leaders Program

LiteHaus 2020 Digital Leaders Program

With the support of Ergon Energy, LiteHaus International are providing thirty high school students in North Queensland with a personal…
Queensland Youth Week 2020 Art Competition

Queensland Youth Week 2020 Art Competition

Are you a creative young Queenslander (aged 13-25) with a flair for graphic design? Here’s your chance to design the…
Fall 2019 Travel Writing Contest

Fall 2019 Travel Writing Contest

‪Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere Magazine’s accepting Fall 2019 Travel Writing Contest is open now, you could win US$1,000 and…
Is Your School The Coolest School in Queensland?

Is Your School The Coolest School in Queensland?

She Maps are looking to find Queensland’s Coolest School. There’s $5,650 in prizes to be won and free PD courses…
Google Code-in 2019

Google Code-in 2019

Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: Our global, online contest introducing teenagers…
The Alice Prize

The Alice Prize

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme.…
Become a Mini Zookeeper

Become a Mini Zookeeper

As the first herd of Sydney Zoo Mini Zookeepers celebrate their one year anniversary in the once-in-a-lifetime positions, Sydney Zoo…
The 2020 Glover Prize

The 2020 Glover Prize

Entries are now open for the 2020 Glover Prize. The Glover Prize is a prestigious landscape painting competition, open to…
3 reasons to give competitions a go

3 reasons to give competitions a go

You don’t have to go nuts, but entering a few competitions every now and again could come with some serious…
Write the World Competitions

Write the World Competitions

Write the World is a community of young writers aged 13-18 from across the world. Each month, Write the World…
Hays Hack Challenge

Hays Hack Challenge

At Hays Digital Technology, we love to get involved with the tech community and we are excited to be hosting…
Wakakirri Dance Challenge

Wakakirri Dance Challenge

Wakakirri is a nation-wide performing arts competitions, inviting schools from across Australia to create a ‘Story-Dance’ that reflects student’s thoughts,…
The Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize

The Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize

The Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize was first awarded in 1955 to honour one of the early Head Teachers of…
Apply for Australian Survivor

Apply for Australian Survivor

Endemol Shine Australia are currently taking applications for the next season of Australian Survivor. If you think you have what…
Deakin University Maths Competition

Deakin University Maths Competition

The School of Information Technology invites Year 10 secondary students to form a team and participate in a mathematics competition…
ABC Haiku Competition

ABC Haiku Competition

Write a haiku for a chance to win a book about poetry. A haiku is a Japanese poem of 17…
National Photographic Portrait Prize

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Get your entries in for the National Photographic Portrait Prize. Over $50,000 in prizes goes to the creator of the…
EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest

EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest

The EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest aims to raise awareness of importance of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and sustainable management…
Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for…
CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards

CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM professionals and students as well as…
Win a Uni Starter Pack

Win a Uni Starter Pack

Are you thinking about studying at the University of Canberra in 2020? If you haven’t made up your mind yet,…
National Ag Day Careers Competition

National Ag Day Careers Competition

The Annual National Ag Day Careers Competition is back again for 2019 and is open for entries from students in…
Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2019

Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the seventh year of…
Junior Art and Design Awards

Junior Art and Design Awards

In celebration of the emerging creative talent which exists across Western Australia, the Junior Art and Design Awards are open…
2020 Science and Innovation Awards

2020 Science and Innovation Awards

Grant applications are now open for the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.…
Women’s Art Prize Tasmania

Women’s Art Prize Tasmania

The Women’s Art Prize Tasmania is the state’s only female art competition. Re-launched in 2018, the prize aims to inspire,…
FYA Unleashed Awards

FYA Unleashed Awards

Each year, the Foundation for Young Australians hosts the Unleashed Awards to celebrate incredible initiatives, led by young people, addressing…
Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

Entries are now open for the 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize. The Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued…
Gold Coast Science Competition

Gold Coast Science Competition

The 33rd annual Gold Coast Science Competition aims to raise the profile of STEM in our community and encourages students…
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…
Youth KSP Poetry Award

Youth KSP Poetry Award

Entries are now open for the Youth KSP Poetry Award for 2019. Australian youth aged 10-17 are invited to enter…
Youth KSP Short Fiction Award

Youth KSP Short Fiction Award

Entries are now open for the Youth KSP Short Fiction Award for 2019. Australian youth aged 10-17 are invited to…
Leapsmag Writing Competition

Leapsmag Writing Competition

The annual Leapsmag Writing Competition is now open for entries. The competition involves writing a personal essay of up to…
2020 Glover Prize

2020 Glover Prize

The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is an award for a landscape painting of Tasmania awarded by The John…
The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Photo Contest

The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Photo Contest

The Nature Conservancy Australia’s photo competition is now open for entries. It aims to promote conservation and environmental awareness all…
2019 Desert Equinox City-Wide Art Challenge

2019 Desert Equinox City-Wide Art Challenge

Broken Hill Art Exchange have a city wide exhibition calling for entries. There are four $1000 prizes in the themes…
Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

The Country to Canberra Leadership Competition for 2019 is now open. Enter & win an all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to…
The New England Illustration Prize

The New England Illustration Prize

The New England Illustration Prize is open for entries. The prize is for both emerging and established illustrators in Australia…
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