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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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The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the nation. The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative …

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Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021

As wildlife photographers, we shouldn’t just wait until we go on a safari…we should be photographing nature wherever we are. This is your opportunity to join in the fun, improve …

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Monash Arts Social Justice Matters Video Competition

Social Justice Matters is a short video essay competition for high school students – tell us what social justice issue you are passionate about, why it matters, and what we …

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Youth Voice NT Competition

As part of the Youth Voice NT project, NTCOSS are developing a website, Facebook, and Instagram to share the experiences and stories of young people across the Territory. They are …

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Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition 2022

The Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition is as iconic as the festival itself. Each year, the winning poster encapsulates the love and pride that people have for Fringe. We welcome professional …

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Suncorp Dream Big Challenge

Suncorp and Queensland Ballet are searching state-wide for the newest young ballet star! One lucky Queenslander (aged 5-13) will have the chance to dream big and win a walk-on role …

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International Space Challenge 2021

The International Space Challenge (ISC) is one of the few platforms that connects young minds across the globe with industry experts, to nurture interest in space technology and its applications. …

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The Comedy Pet Photo Awards

The Comedy Pet Photo Awards, sponsored by Animal Friends, is a funny pet photo competition supporting animal welfare charities and showcasing our favourite animals doing what they do best. Entries …

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Indigenous Language Art Competition 2021

Create an artwork featuring the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language of your local area! Find out what your local Indigenous language is, and then create an artwork inspired by …

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Jasart Winter Landscape Competition

If you’ve been waiting to create something special this winter and treat yourself to some art supplies, then this is for you. Get involved and be in the chance to …

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Schools BioQuest Program

Have fun competing against other schools as you work (and play) together as a team to map your local biodiversity for scientific research, while learning the fundamentals of nature science. …

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Edstart Achievement Awards Program

The Edstart Achievement Awards Program acknowledges and rewards talented students from primary and secondary schools across Australia. Through this program, we’re aiming to support some of Australia’s extraordinary young minds …

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