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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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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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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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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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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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Tax, Super + You Competition

If you’re a student in Year 7–12, we want you to unleash your creativity and find a new way to tell us about tax and super. This competition will not only give you an insight into the value of tax and super, but you have the chance to win a share of $7,600 in prizes. …

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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 students and teachers in Australian schools. There are two prizes of $50 each for the best entries from students in Years 11-12, and for the best entries from Year 10 and under. The closing date …

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IEU-QNT Literary Competition

The Literary Competition invites Queensland and Northern Territory students and teachers to share their literary prowess by submitting either poetry, short stories or non-fiction prose. It is Queensland’s longest running literary competition. The competition is open to entrants from students (years 5-12) and teachers in Queensland state and independent schools and Northern Territory independent schools. …

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Australian Space Design Competition

The Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC) is designed for secondary school students with a passion for space, or are considering a future in STEM fields. Teams of up to 12 grade 8 – 12 students respond to an engineering Request For Tender (RFT) and design a futuristic space settlement, planning structural engineering, operations and infrastructure, …

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SAETA Young Writers Award

The Young Writers Award is open to all South Australian students. It is free of a topic. You may write poetry or prose, up to 1,000 words. There are categories from Reception to Year 12. The competition closes Friday 21 May. Find out more and enter here: https://www.aate.org.au/saeta-content/writers/young-writers-award

POEM FOREST

Created by Red Room Poetry, in collaboration with The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, POEM FOREST deepens our connection with nature by inviting students, teachers and communities to create and publish poems inspired by the natural environment. For every poem received, a native tree will be planted in the Australian Botanic Garden to help heal critically endangered habitats and create …

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National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. The theme for 2021 is “SIGNIFICANCE: History Matters”. Entrants may be students from Primary years to Year 12, 19 years of age …

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Apple Swift Student Challenge

Apple is continuing their long-standing tradition of supporting students who love to code with this year’s exciting Swift Student Challenge. Showcase your passion for coding by creating an incredible Swift playground on the topic of your choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC21 outerwear, a customized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple …

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2021 Queensland Literary Awards

The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers. On offer are eight national prizes for outstanding published books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators. This includes the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance which highlights a uniquely Queensland story. Published book awards and prizes: Queensland Premier’s Award for a work …

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IBM EdTech Youth Challenge

The Australian Museum is delighted to be partnering with IBM and Macquarie University to launch the IBM EdTech Youth Challenge. This challenge is an applied learning experience for students to understand and identify issues around environmental sustainability, health concerns and disaster resilience and how artificial intelligence (AI) technology and design thinking methods can be used …

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My Gender Equal Future Poster Competition

Imagine a future where everyone enjoys equal opportunities, choices, resources and services. A world that is better, safer and fairer for all of us, with balanced, more successful families, richer workplaces and healthier communities. Now show us! In partnership with Swinburne University and Knox City Council, PLEDGE will be holding a graphic poster competition. This …

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Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Entries to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are now open for 2021. Students in all years from kindergarten to year 12 can enter. This year the theme is “Rich and Rare.” Entries are open until Wednesday 30 June. Find out more and enter here: https://www.dorothea.com.au/How-to-Enter-awards

2021 National Capital Art Prize

The National Capital Art Prize will be held annually with Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia over 18 years of age invited to submit up to four paintings in any of the four categories (Open, First Nations, Landscape and Student). The submitted artwork: Must be a painting Must be available for sale Can be …

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WWDA LEAD Art Prize

On International Women’s day this year, WWDA launched our WWDA LEAD Art Prize. We want to encourage our community of women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people to submit their artwork on the theme ‘We can all be leaders’ in a variety of accessible and creative formats. The WWDA LEAD Art Prize is open to …

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Future You Competition

How would you change the world with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Upload your drawing and tell us in 50 words or less about the STEM job you would have and how you would change the world! The two most inventive and exciting entries will win a STEM prize pack and have their character featured …

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Helen Handbury Leadership Award

The Helen Handbury Leadership Award recognises Year 12 students in rural and regional Australia who have shown strong community leadership and initiative. Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate Year 12 students for the Award. In 2021, the award winners will receive funding towards an international trip to experience community development in another culture. Nominations …

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Young Writers Competitions

Are you a budding young writer looking to share your work with the world (and maybe earn some great prizes while you’re at it)? Treefall Writing has compiled a useful list of writing competitions for young people, open across Australia. You can check it out here: https://www.melindatognini.com.au/young-writer-competitions/

Ultimo Prize 2021

The Ultimo Prize 2021 aims to find the best young writers of fiction and poetry in Australia. The prize is open to writers between the age of 18 and 30 writing short fiction or poetry. The 2021 prize is seeking writing that explores a specific theme – IDENTITY. We encourage all entrants to think about …

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Ekka 2021 Natural Fibres Make & Model Competition

The Natural Fibres Make & Model Competition presented by Spotlight sees aspiring designers of all ages showcasing their latest creations. There are several categories, including Junior and Senior School, Adult Formal Wear and Adult Recycle and Re-create. The competition aims to promote primary industries in Queensland and encourage schools to teach the art of dressmaking …

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Ekka 2021 Student Photography Competition

Those with an eye for photography can submit their work in the Photography Competition. The Student Photography class encourages emerging artists to showcase their budding talents and recognises and rewards the next generation of passionate photographers. This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 9 & 10 students. However, all year levels are welcome to …

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Online Art Competition for People with Disability

Feros Care invites all artists living with a disability to showcase their talent by taking part in an Online Art Competition and Virtual Exhibition with the theme “Behind the Mask”. Masks are typically used for protection. But they can also be used for disguise, performance or entertainment. You are invited to share the significance of …

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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 a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge or, as Dr Karl and Adam like to say, “Learn something without even noticing”. It is intended to support …

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1-Minute Film Competition

The 1-Minute Film Competition is an initiative of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian and New Zealand primary and secondary school students with the opportunity to make a 60-second short film or animation, and win fantastic prizes in the process. The theme for the 2021 competition is ‘Connection’. Prizes will be awarded to …

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Cinesnaps Short Film Competition

The annual Cinesnaps Short Film Competition encourages young, aspiring South West filmmakers, YouTubers and Vloggers to create and showcase original short films of 3-5 minutes. Now open to two age categories, all secondary students in the South West and Albany regions are invited to enter. There are separate entry packs for Years 7-9 and Years …

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Operation Art 2021

Every year, schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. The Operation Art program provides a forum for schools and students to demonstrate their visual arts achievements through exhibitions at the Armory Gallery, …

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Takeover Melbourne

Takeover Melbourne creates a powerful platform for young Melbournians to be heard. High school aged students are invited to share a story about their life and submit it to the Takeover Melbourne Competition. Entries for the 2021 competition open on March 25 and close June 25. Entries must be a true story about an aspect …

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Alice Upcy­cle Art Prize

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is excit­ed to announce the inau­gur­al Alice Upcy­cle Art Prize! This addi­tion to the Alice Springs arts cal­en­dar is an ini­tia­tive from Council’s Cli­mate Action Plan that cel­e­brates artis­tic inno­va­tion whilst pro­mot­ing envi­ron­men­tal awareness. As a sculp­tur­al exhi­bi­tion and art prize, the pro­gram will show­case the cre­ativ­i­ty and sculp­tur­al art­works of …

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PSC ‘HOME’ Photography Competition

Photography Studies College (PSC) in partnership with Ted’s Cameras are delighted to announce the new photography competition ‘HOME’. The first in a series of photography competitions for 2021 just for Victorian Year 11 and 12 senior secondary students. This competition provides an opportunity for students to explore what ‘HOME’ means to them and have their …

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USQ Get Songwriting Prize

If you are a high school student in Years 9 -12, it is time to put your pen to paper or fingers to keys and try your hand at songwriting. Enter a song or two for your chance to win a prize pool valued at over $1700. Entries are open until Monday 7 June. Find …

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2021 STEM Video Game Challenge

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is open to upper primary and secondary school students. Students are encouraged to design, build and submit an original educational video game that includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content or themes. The theme for 2021 is “scale”. Registration is open now, and games can be submitted up …

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Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition

We look forward to welcoming you to The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition 2021! The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition provides a platform for young, ambitious high school students to exercise their writing skills in a non-traditional environment. This competition encourages students to challenge themselves and explore different writing styles to ultimately strengthen their writing …

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Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2021

The Future Leaders Future Justice Award recognises Year 12 students who have shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity, future justice. Future justice is concerned with what those living today leave behind for future generations. Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate Year 12 students for the Award. n 2021, the award winner will receive …

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Future Leaders Writing Prize 2021

The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and creative writing. Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit a piece of writing (800 to 1,000 words). The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic. In …

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Ayn Rand Essay Contest 2020

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will …

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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, ideas and aspirations. A Wakakirri Story-Dance is a 3 to 7 minute performance by a group of students that theatrically tells a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. …

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2021 Bach Competition

Now in its twelfth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach. The competition repertoire will consist of any works of J.S.Bach not exceeding 10minutes in total duration. The Performance Finals will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 30 May 2021. This year’s prize includes: Richard …

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2021 Future Visions Visual Arts Competition

Entries are now open for the 2021 Future Visions visual arts competition. Open to all Darling Downs/Southeast Queensland High School art students in Years 11 and 12. The annual award and exhibition showcases the diverse, dynamic and emerging professional approaches to art making currently being created by Year 11 and 12 students in the region. …

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Virtual Future Leaders Eco Challenge

Starting Monday 1 March 2021, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Education team are running a series of fun, STEM-based weekly challenges, across term one and two, for primary and high school students. Whole schools are able to participate in fun marine themed challenges that will allow students to care, learn, act and …

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