Competitions for Students

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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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Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand are excited to continue our partnership with illuminate Education Australia to see the illuminate Enterprise Challenge delivered across Australia, empowering your students to become...
JMC Academy is super proud to announce our first ever remix competition. The aim of this competition is to encourage high school students who have a keen interest in audio...
JMC Academy is proud to announce our first ever songwriting competition for students across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in years 9-12. The aim of the competition is to...
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,...
myfuture’s Careers of the Future competition is the ultimate way for teachers to engage students in career education by encouraging them to think about and share their vision for future...
Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition. Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open...
The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be historians, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their...
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...
Young artists this one’s for you! This August, Neo is hosting an exhibition as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. We’re looking for portraits of any medium,...
Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars...
The Pitchfest Schools Competition is a nation-wide, pitching competition for primary and secondary school students. From February until December 2022, schools and students from around Australia will have the opportunity...
Students aged 10-14 years old are encouraged to enter the 2022 Respect Stories competition. To enter, students are invited to produce a short story, poem or essay of up to...
The Future of Travel Youth Design Challenge is a free online design thinking challenge that empowers youth to consider how they can impact travel, tourism and cultural experiences. It empowers...
Entries for the Head On Student Awards 2022 are open to all Australian K-12 students. This is an excellent opportunity for art students to explore and innovate within the photographic...
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to...
International open call to all photographers, above 18 years, all genders and nationalities. No restrictions on social, ethnic or educational background. So whether you are a seasoned fine art photographer...
The Premier’s Coding Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for all Queensland students in Year 3 to Year 10. The Premier’s Coding Challenge aims to encourage an interest in Science,...
The KSP Writers’ Centre is proud to present this annual poetry competition for Australian writers, which is free for youth to enter thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring....
From a social enterprise that recycles metal waste and turns it into stunning garden art. Or a business that sells jewellery made from repurposed cutlery and utensils – $20 Boss...
A competition for Victorian school students, from Grade 5 to Year 12. What would you say to parliament if you were an MP? Record your own 90-second Member’s Statement telling...
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