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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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