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Head On Photo Awards 2022

Entries for the Head On Student Awards 2022 are open to all Australian K-12 students. This is an excellent opportunity for art students to explore and innovate within the photographic medium and get real experience in an internationally-acclaimed photography festival. Finalists receive national and international recognition, the chance to win from a prize pool of …

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The Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (1:30 minutes in length maximum) to explain a big idea in one of these fields: Physics Mathematics Life Sciences The …

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BBA Photography Prize 2022

International open call to all photographers, above 18 years, all genders and nationalities. No restrictions on social, ethnic or educational background. So whether you are a seasoned fine art photographer with an existing track-record, a promising talent starting your journey or simply enthusiastic about photography. The BBA Photography Prize 2022 is a great opportunity to …

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2022 Premier’s Coding Challenge

The Premier’s Coding Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for all Queensland students in Year 3 to Year 10. The Premier’s Coding Challenge aims to encourage an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Queensland students. The theme for 2022 is #digitalfuturesqld. Technologies is an ever-growing industry that will impact the future world …

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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 Entries must be original and unpublished.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 29 September 2022. Find out more and enter here: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com/poetry-competition

$20 Boss Awards by Young Change Agents

From a social enterprise that recycles metal waste and turns it into stunning garden art. Or a business that sells jewellery made from repurposed cutlery and utensils – $20 Boss students have come up with amazing businesses that positively contribute to their communities. Know a young person who should enter? Young people aged 10-18 who …

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The Parliament Prize 2022

A competition for Victorian school students, from Grade 5 to Year 12. What would you say to parliament if you were an MP? Record your own 90-second Member’s Statement telling us about the issues that are important in your community. A prize of $500 and a commemorative trophy will be awarded to the first-placed entry …

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2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize 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 …

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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 2022, the award’s theme is “Engaging with veterans: Stories of peacekeeping”. Schools may choose …

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WA Gov 2022 Achiever Awards

The annual Achiever Awards provide financial assistance to young people aged 15 to 25 years who have been in the care of the Department of Communities and are undertaking further education and training. Nominations are invited into three award categories: University Achiever Award For a young person who has successfully completed Year 12 and is …

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Young ICT Explorers Competition

Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) is a non-profit competition, created by SAP, supported by CSIRO Digital Careers and The Smith Family with the help of Industry and University partners across Australia, to encourage primary and high school students in years 3-12 in Australia and New Zealand to solve real-world problems or showcase their passions using technology. …

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

A celebration of creative Year 10, 11 and 12 students, the Bright Awards recognise up-and-coming designers and support the future of the arts in high schools across Australia. Whether you’re just tapping into your talent or keen to show off your well-developed skills, Billy Blue College of Design’s Bright Awards give you the chance to …

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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 26 August. Find …

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Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Entries to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are now open for 2022. Students in all years from kindergarten to Year 12 can enter. This year the optional theme is “In My Opinion.” Entries are open until 30 June. Find out more and enter here: https://dorothea.com.au/how-to-enter/

What Matters? Competition

What Matters? is a ‘catalyst for young thinkers and young writers to develop a perspective, a point of view, on where we’re heading as a society’. Inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia’s future, the competition is currently open to school students in years 5 to 12 from …

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Future Leaders Photography Prize 2022

The Future Leaders Photography Prize is designed to recognize talented young photographers. Year 12 students are invited to submit digital photographic work (one photograph for each student). The work submitted can be on any theme. Submissions must include Student’s Name, School and Year Level. In 2022, the award winner will receive $1,000. Where there is …

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2022 School Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition

Entry is open to the 2022 Schools Poetry & Short Story ‘National Treasures’ Writing Competition. Students all over Australia are invited to enter their poems or short stories, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer. There is no theme. Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and write on …

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Liam and Frankie Davison Award

Each year RANZCOG invites senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand to apply for the Liam and Frankie Davison Award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on Women’s Health. This $1000 award provides an exciting opportunity for students, whether they are interested in medicine, science, mental health, sociology, politics or law. Entrants can …

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GroupTogether Card Design Competition

Feeling creative? Design a greeting card for GroupTogether! The winner will take home a $500 eGift Card and the design will be available on the GroupTogether platform worldwide. Receiving a GroupTogether card with messages and photos from the whole gang is truly special. We’re looking for original card designs that you’d love to receive from …

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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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Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition

The University of Melbourne School of Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition provides school-aged students with the opportunity to understand what it means to conduct mathematics and solve mathematical problems. Students will be given a set of open-ended research questions from which they choose one. They can then employ methods used by mathematical researchers to investigate …

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Cricut and Harvey Norman National Schools Competition

#cricutyourschoolau endeavours to empower, equip and celebrate school creativity – spread kindness and make learning fun. The competition commences on March 18th 2022 to coincide with the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to prevent bullying. The theme for …

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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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TEDxYouth@KingsPark: 30 Second Ideas for Change

TEDxKingsPark, in partnership with Curtin University, are looking for West Australians between the ages of 14 – 21 years old to share their big ideas for change. Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Your idea could be small and handy, or big and world-changing. But whatever it is, we’re looking for ideas that will create …

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Mocktail Film Award 2022

Do you know a talented young filmmaker? Mocktail Submissions are now open! JMC Academy invites high school students in NSW, QLD and VIC to submit their short film and go into the running to win awesome prizes to the value of $2,500 for themselves and their school. Genre includes short fiction, short documentary, short animation, …

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James Moore Memorial Prize

Since 2016, the James Moore Memorial Fund has enabled an annual prize to support secondary school students to learn from Flinders’ world-leading academics in the field of palaeontology. Open to students from SA in Years 10, 11 & 12, the prize enables them to participate in an expedition with Flinders palaeontologists and to help curate …

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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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The Best Australian Yarn 2022

The West Australian and Minderoo Foundation present The Best Australian Yarn, a search for Australia’s best short story. It is a celebration of creative writing and the arts across Australia. Everyone has a story to tell, and now we are calling on Australians everywhere to put pen to paper and take part in the world’s …

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CSIRO Circular Fibres Pitchathon

Fibres and textiles are fundamental to how well humans live and flourish. We are seeing impacts of fibres and textiles on people, the environment, and economies – positive and negative. We are also seeing big changes in how fibres and textiles are made, used, and disposed of. There are now shifts towards closed-loop systems, away …

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USQ Get Songwriting Prize

Calling all High Schoolers – year 9 to year 12 – enter your song (or two!) for your chance to win a prize pool valued at over $1200, including: $1000 worth of music equipment, products or services of your choice, A prominent songwriting text and a $200 gift voucher to a music store of your …

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REELise Film Festival Competition 2022

The REELise Film Festival is designed to give young people an opportunity to share their stories about navigating digital life to entertain, educate and inspire positive change online. National finalists feature online and screen in VMAX at Event Cinemas. You can be part of a fun youth oriented event and win great prizes including cash, …

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Lee Point Art Competition

Lee Point peninsula contains most of the habitats found in the Top End, and its natural beauty and rich biodiversity makes Darwin a special place. This area is enjoyed by families, naturalists, mountain bike riders, birdwatchers, fishermen, campers and bushwalkers. Our aim for the Lee Point Art Competition is to encourage children and families to …

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iPhone Photography Awards

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007. IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Entries close 31 March. Find out …

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Swinburne Youth Space Innovation Challenge

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this 11-week program is for secondary students from Year 10 and up. The special ‘Space Applications’ micro-unit teaches students how to research and design an experiment for space. Working with Swinburne mentors, student teams will develop their own experiment concept and pitch it to a panel …

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Have Your Songs Recorded with Vermilion High

Calling all high school musicians! Are you writing original music and interested in getting it professionally recorded and released? Vermilion High is an entrepreneurial start-up from QUT’s student-run record label, Vermilion Records. One lucky school student or band will have their music released professionally and a total of 10 students or bands will be selected …

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RACI Chemistry and Art Competition

Chemistry is the fundamental science behind all life and matter. What are children’s perceptions of chemists, the chemical sciences and industry which uses chemistry? Here is an opportunity for children to express their own ideas creatively, limited only by their own imagination! Students are asked to create a 2D image no greater than A4 size …

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Australian History Competition 2022

Join Australia’s largest history competition to lift the profile of history and recognise your students. Not only is the Australian History Competition an opportunity to showcase that history is as important as maths, English and science, our delivery in hardcopy gets students away from screens in a fun and engaging way and helps them develop …

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CYA Hatchlings Competition

The CYA Hatchlings Competition is open to all writers and illustrators who are 8 – 18 years old (as of 3rd April 2022) worldwide, who have not been published in book format within the section’s genres. There are three categories to enter: Picture Book Chapter Book Writing for Adults There is a top prize of …

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2022 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 2022 is “networks”. Find out more and enter here: https://www.stemgames.org.au/

Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition

The KSP Writers’ Centre is proud to present this annual spooky story competition, sponsored by Little Black Dress Productions. The judges will be looking for good quality original, unpublished writing with engaging characters and a compelling narrative including an excellent beginning, middle and end. Entries must be rated PG and should address the set theme. …

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Global Academic Challenge

Designed by the globally-renowned educational research centre that created PAT, the Global Academic Challenge is a unique academic competition for Australian students. Each student’s achievement in the Challenge will be recognised with a hard-copy certificate ready for presentation at school assemblies or ceremonies. Top performers will also receive a personalised medallion. All Australian schools are …

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International Comic / Manga School Contest 2022

Clip Studio are hosting a manga, comic, and illustration contest open to students worldwide. Winners are eligible for cash prizes, digital creation software, pen tablets, and chances to be featured in the media too! The contest is also an opportunity to have your work judged and critiqued by professional creators and boost your skills. There …

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Art Prize: Immunisation Coalition

Are you a primary, secondary or teritary student? Create a piece of artwork or a short video and win prizes! The Immunisation Coalition Art Prize aims to highlight and promote you as a contemporary artist and support our mission to bring factual awareness of issues around influenza, vaccination and the burden of infectious disease. This …

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Astrophotographer of the Year Competition 2022

We’re looking for the best astrophotographers in the land for our Skywatcher Astrophotographer of the Year Competition 2022. Photographers of all levels are invited to enter – all entrants have a chance to win. We’ve got 4 Categories and a winner will be announced from each category PLUS an overall winner. The categories are: Deep …

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Artology Fanfare Competition

Artology’s music programs give young people (aged 12-23) real-life experiences with an opportunity to engage with professional composers, conductors and youth orchestras around Australia. If you’re a budding composer or musician then the Fanfare Competition and the NEW To Country program are exciting opportunities for you and FREE and easy to enter! Select instruments from …

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BlueShift Business Case Competition

The 2022 QUT BlueShift expressions of interest are now open. BlueShift is a business case competition for secondary school students. Students work in small teams to develop real business solutions for a real business. Participants compete in teams of three or four to analyse the business challenge and prepare a written solution to a real …

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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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YIS Global Stock Pitch Competition

YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Stock Pitch Competition. This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (either individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly-traded company–sometimes meeting with company management. Each …

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2022 Big Science Competition

The Big Science Competition is open to students in years 7-10 of all abilities from Australian and international schools, including students who are home schooled. The competition is a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). There are plenty of …

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caring@home Indigenous Art Competition

As part of our commitment to improving quality of life and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, caring@home is holding an Indigenous Art Competition to raise awareness about palliative care. All submitted artworks will be displayed on the caring@home website until 30 June 2023. The winning artworks will be used to illustrate …

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Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2022

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. In 2022, the award winner will receive …

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2022 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 New Guinea bioregions each year. With over $10,000 in prizes, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age, located anywhere around the world. Photographers are invited to submit their nature …

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2022 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 2022, the award winners will receive funding towards an international trip to experience community development in another culture. Entries …

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Wool4School Design Competition

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the nation what they’re made of. Open to all Australian school students in high school, the Wool4School competition invites students in years 7 – 12 to design an outfit using a minimum of 70% wool. The outfit must contain a minimum of …

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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 young photographers aged 12-19 from around the world. can submit up to three photographs. The winners from each month will go into the running to win Youth Photographer of the Year. Alongside worldwide exposure with …

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2022 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia. There are three prize categories – the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging …

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2022 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country. Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country. …

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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a fantastic opportunity for the creative thinkers, designers and engineers of tomorrow. Children up to the age of 15 can showcase their vision of a ‘Dream Car’ for the chance to win some great prizes. One lucky Aussie entrant will be crowned the Australian National Dream Car Champion …

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

The call for entries for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 is open! One of our most popular annual events promotes the best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The winner will nab a $30,000 cash prize from us AND photographic equipment – courtesy of our imaging partner, Canon. There …

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Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition

To all writers of fiction. The Minds Shine Bright writing competition is now open for submissions. After a couple of topsy turvy years it’s time for writers to explore the theme of confidence through poetry, story and script writing. There are four categories including short stories, flash fiction, poetry and script writing. There will be …

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Summer Challenge Photography Competition

Looking to improve your photography? Join Australian Photography’s inaugural Summer Challenge. The Summer Challenge, presented by LaCie, is designed to help you hone your photography skills and sharpen up your portfolio with three fun photo challenges: Umbrella, Mirror and Time Out. We’ve also created a new Australian Photography Summer Challenge Facebook Group where you can …

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2021 Christmas Gingerbread House Competition

Design, create and decorate your own 100% edible gingerbread house, based on the theme of Christmas! Whether you are dreaming of a white Christmas with an edible, rustic forest cabin, or showcasing the epitome of an Australian Christmas with a bright, coastal-themed gingerbread beach house, the possibilities to your incredible gingerbread creations are endless. Embrace …

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BOM 2023 Australian Weather Calendar Photo Competition

Submit your vision of Australia’s diverse weather to the Australian Weather Calendar photo competition, and your image could feature in Australia’s bestselling weather calendar! If your photo is selected it will be hanging in around 60,000 homes and offices around Australia and across the world. We welcome all photographs showcasing the drama and beauty of …

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Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network Heal Country Art Competition

Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network are putting the call out for deadly First Nations young people who are passionate about protecting and healing country and have some great art skills! Are you a First Nations young person who’s passionate about healing and protecting country? Do you have deadly art skills? Can you create a piece …

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Canvas Art Award 2022

If you are a high school student with a knack for drawing, painting or using creative digital mediums, we invite you to creatively interpret the quote below into an illustrated scene: “Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it.” – Colin Wilson How you interpret the quote is entirely up to …

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KYD School Writing Prize

The KYD School Writing Prize gives a voice to young Australians. In 2022, we are seeking entries from students that explore the idea of ‘hope’ in Australia and the world at large. We are looking for writing that responds to this theme as widely and creatively as possible in the following genres: Short fiction Essays …

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Wakakirri Dance Challenge

The Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival is a national program for schools that develops student engagement and wellbeing through participation in the performing arts. Schools participate by creating Story-Dances which they perform in live theatres in capital cities and selected regional areas around Australia. Schools in remote and regional areas can participate via Wakakirri Video. Wakakirri is …

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Science without Borders® International Student Art Contest

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The theme for this year’s 10th annual Science without Borders® …

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Premier’s Spirit of Democracy Competition

The Premier’s Spirit of Democracy (PSoD) Study Tour explores the origins of democracy, building a deeper understanding of the influence that democracy has on contemporary Victorian and Australian society. It is an annual competition open to students enrolled in Years 9, 10 and 11. PSoD offers up to 22 students and up to four teacher …

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ANU 2021 STEM Challenges

This event series is an opportunity for high school and college students to participate in fun and hands-on weekly challenges on a range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. The competition is being organised by the Australian National University (ANU). How it works: Students need to register to participate. Every Monday, challenges will be …

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Deaf Children Australia Art Competition

Deaf Children Australia’s inaugural art competition is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and nurturing deaf and hard-of-hearing youth in their pursuit of creativity and self-expression. The theme is “This Is Me” and is an amazing opportunity for 12 to 23 year-olds to showcase their talents. ​Our team is accepting a wide variety of submissions for this …

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CameraPro Monthly Photo Competition – Macro Photography

Inspire us with your best macro shot for your chance to win a CameraPro Voucher, valued at up to $300. We will accept all types of images including those edited, creative composites, panoramas etc. Get creative! Entries close 31 October. Find out more and enter here: https://www.camerapro.com.au/photocompetition

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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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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