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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. …

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2021 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Competition

The 2021 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Competition is a short story competition for Australian school students. Students from years K-12 are invited to enter their best short stories of up …

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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 …

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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 …

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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The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards have celebrated the unpublished work of Northern Territory writers for more than 35 years.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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Write a Book in a Day Competition

Write a Book in a Day is a fun, creative and collaborative competition for students in years 5 to 12 and adult writing groups. Teams of up to ten have …

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Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2021

Entries are now open to the 2021 Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition. In up to 3,500 words students should present a creative idea for a small business as a …

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