Competitions

Queensland Government Buy Smart Competition

Queensland Government Buy Smart Competition

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

STAEDTLER Secondary School Art Competition 2020

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

2020 Country to Canberra Leadership Competition

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

NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition

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

2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition

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

The Moth Art Prize 2020

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

Real Film Festival Short Film Competition

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

SAETA Spring Poetry Festival

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

AlburyCity Short Story Award

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

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020

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

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

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

MHFA Creative Writing Competition

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

FYA Future Communities Challenge

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

Reef RADicals

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

Design an Arcade Game Competition

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

RealWorld Studio Competition

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

QLD | The Premier’s Anzac Prize

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

ANU STEM Challenges

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

The 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

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

Olga Masters Short Story Award

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

Video Matsuri Contest

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

2020 ACMF National Songwriting Competition

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

2020 Lester Prize Youth Award

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

Boroondara Literary Awards

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

Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition 2020

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

The Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

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

OzKids Art Competition

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

SAE FlickerUp Competition

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

KSP Short Fiction Competition

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

Ipswich Poetry Feast

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

Planet Ark’s Make It Wood Photography Competition

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

Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2020

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

Front Page Schools Competition

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

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

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

Reedsy Weekly Writing Contest

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

Australian Informatics Olympiad

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

Australian Space Design Competition

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

Phone It In Competition

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

2020 Travel Photographer of the Year Competition

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

Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2020

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

2021 WA Premier’s Anzac Student Tour Competition

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

STUFFit Student Film Competition

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

Poetry Object Competition

Red Room Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people and their teachers. Poetry Object ignites imaginations…
Stringybark Stories Tales with a Twist Award 2020

Stringybark Stories Tales with a Twist Award 2020

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor the Tales with a Twist Award 2020. Clean the spilt coffee out of your…
2020 Big Science Competition

2020 Big Science Competition

The Big Science Competition is open to students in years 7-10 of all abilities from Australian and international schools, including…
2020 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

2020 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. 2020…
Rhiza Edge Short Story Competition

Rhiza Edge Short Story Competition

We are living in times of uncertainty and isolation right now, but while we have extra time on our hands…
Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards

Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards

The 2020 Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards (RSYWA) for Young Adults and Children is now open. Do you have a…
Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award 2020

Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award 2020

Entries to the Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award 2020 are now open. Writers from around Australia are encouraged to enter…
Stop Cyberbullying Competition

Stop Cyberbullying Competition

Do you have a creative idea to help stop cyberbullying? Why not submit your creation to share the message that…
Hopepunk Youth Writing Challenge

Hopepunk Youth Writing Challenge

Young writers aged 8-18 are invited to submit entries to Iron Bridge Publishing’s Hopepunk Youth Writing Challenge. Hopepunk is a…
Portrait of a Teenage Territorian

Portrait of a Teenage Territorian

The NCCA invites teenagers from around the Northern Territory to submit photographic portraits of themselves or their friends, for inclusion…
The Canvas Award 2020

The Canvas Award 2020

Are you a high school designer who is comfortable with drawing, painting or using digital mediums to convey your concept?…
SLQ Young Writers Award 2020

SLQ Young Writers Award 2020

The Young Writers Award is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 18 to 25 for stories up to 2,500…
Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film & Photo Competition

Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film & Photo Competition

Entries for the Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film & Photo Competition are now open. Submit your best and most impressive…
Griffith University STEM Mania

Griffith University STEM Mania

Griffith University STEM Mania is a fun, online Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) program for students in years 5-12.…
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13…
The 100-word Microfiction Challenge

The 100-word Microfiction Challenge

The 100-word Microfiction Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create very short stories (100 words…
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Entries are open to the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest for 2020. Writers are invited to submit…
Ayn Rand Essay Contest 2020

Ayn Rand Essay Contest 2020

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for…
1-Minute Film Competition

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…
HTAV 2020 Historical Fiction Competition

HTAV 2020 Historical Fiction Competition

Victorian students in years 5-10 are invited to create stories based on historical events and people. Students can write about…
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…
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