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There are competitions out there to suit everyone, from photography and creative arts through to writing, engineering, science, and environmental challenges. Most of them are free to enter, and you could be in the running for prizes and awards. 

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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