Arts and Recreation

2024 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. Professional, emerging and junior photographers from around the world are encouraged to submit their photographs taken in the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica …

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AGSA | Neo In Colour

Make sure to dress COLOURFUL and pose like an all-star for a pic. Rock out to a massive line-up of local bands and work with artist Rachael Anderson to make your own band poster. Join Claire Wildish to create a pop-up world or hang out with the 2023 Neo Ambassadors in a DIY cardboard fort!

Enter the Very Short Film Festival

Inspire creativity at this year’s Very Short Film Festival, where budding filmmakers and storytellers discover their unique voices. With a dedicated junior category, we invite high school and primary students to delve into the art of filmmaking and share captivating stories. Films must run between 2 to 5 minutes and feature the 2024 signature ‘Spark’. …

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2024 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia. There are three prize categories – the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging …

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Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest

The 13th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change. Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate. This year’s theme – Tell Your Climate Story – …

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Western Sydney University Youth Music Prize 2023

Western is looking for outstanding musical talent – young people interested in being mentored by our Bachelor of Music teaching team and realising their musical ideas in our world class recording studios. The winning entrant will spend a day being mentored: up to six hours split between workshopping your original piece of music and recording …

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PSC | Certificate IV in Photography & Digital Imaging Information Session

Learn about how PSC delivers this unique 20-week short course. Join us for a campus tour, presentation, discussion and Q & A led by VET Training Manager, Suzie Blake. You’ll hear about creative capture, lighting fundamentals, digital workflow, image processing and post-production, and how these areas of study can take your images to the next …

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Flinders | Diploma in Sport Business Information Session

The Diploma in Sport Business is a one-year course, combining the knowledge of Flinders academics with the real-world skills and experience of Adelaide United Football Club. Students will explore areas such as Business of Sport, Sport and Community Engagement and Development, Sports Management, Leadership, Sport Marketing, Sport Business Data and Sport Event Management. This will …

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UNSW | ADA Portfolio Entry Early Conditional Offer Workshop, Online (Arts, Design & Architecture and Engineering)

Here at UNSW, we want to reward your passion, creativity and potential to succeed in your degree area. That’s why from Term 1 2024, we’ll be evolving our UNSW Portfolio Entry Scheme to offer early conditional offers, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion and talent alongside your ATAR. Join us to hear from …

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UNSW | ADA Portfolio Entry Early Conditional Offer Workshop (Arts, Design & Architecture)

Here at UNSW, we want to reward your passion, creativity and potential to succeed in your degree area. That’s why from Term 1 2024, we’ll be evolving our UNSW Portfolio Entry Scheme to offer early conditional offers, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion and talent alongside your ATAR. Join us on the UNSW …

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Healthy Poem Competition

The Literature Centre has partnered with Healthway to give young writers the chance to win some amazing vouchers to purchase a stack of books from our online bookshop! To enter we’re asking young people to write a poem on the theme of healthy eating. Any type of poem is accepted but must be no more …

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Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition 2024

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 to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. There is no …

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CQCM | Music Theatre Summer School

CQCM’s Summer Spectacular offers performers the opportunity to hone their theatre skills in an intensive, one week program, under the guidance of a professional music theatre director and award-winning staff from Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

CQUni | MVP Student Program – Exercise and Sport Sciences, and Physiotherapy

CQUniversity’s exclusive student program is back again! We want 2023’s most valuable players (MVPs), whether you’re a budding sports scientist or physiotherapist, a sporting superstar or a biology classroom whiz. If you’re a current year 10, 11 or 12 student you could secure yourself a spot in our exclusive, behind-the-scenes program on Tuesday, 7 November …

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University of Sydney | Designing your future with a Bachelor of Arts

Discover the Bachelor of Arts and the combined four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees that will provide you with an outstanding liberal arts education. Find out how studying arts and social sciences at Sydney will prepare you to meet the challenges of the modern workforce, where expertise, inventiveness, logic and critical …

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Local Word Writing Prize

Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) and Deakin University (DU) are pleased to once again present the Local Word Writing Prize. One entry of up to 3000 words is welcome from emerging and established writers in prose fiction and creative non-fiction. The winner of the prize will receive: a prize of $2000 a one-hour mentoring session …

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AMPA | Experience Days

The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) invites aspiring students (16 and over) to join us for a day in our music or dance programs. Attendees will have the chance to sit in on performance classes, workshops, Q&A sessions and meet faculty and students. Whether you’re passionate about dance, contemporary music, classical music, music …

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AIT | MasterTalks – Meet the Graphic Artist for Elvis

Join us for an AIT MasterTalk with Bowen Ellames, award-winning Concept Artist and Graphic Designer for Marvel and the biopic, Elvis! Learn about the career journey of concept artist and graphic design artist, Bowen Ellames, and get a glimpse into some of the main projects throughout his career.

Flinders | Creative Arts and Creative Industries Holiday Workshop Program

Come and enjoy our Year 12 October holiday workshops! Meet and chat with our Creative Arts academics and students Visit our College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Choose from one of four workshops listed below Enjoy a free lunch Experience university life on campus! Choose one of the following workshops: Workshop 1 – Visual …

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AGSA | Neo Teen Takeover: Black Speed

Are you ready to take over? Come dressed as your favourite ‘Hero’ to celebrate our guest curator Bininj and Western Arrernte artist Ray Mudjandi and the launch of Tarnanthi at AGSA. Explore the exhibition, workshops and ideas from the state’s top youth and arts-led organisations in this massive event. Explore an array of exciting activities, …

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AIT | MasterTalks – Meet the Art Director for Bluey

Join us for an AIT MasterTalk with Costa Daniel Kassab, lead art director for Ludo Studio’s Bluey! Learn about the career journey of art director and lead design artist, Costa Daniel Kassab, and get a glimpse into some of the main projects throughout his career.

Somerset National Poetry Prize

As a part of the 2024 Somerset Storyfest, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of Tweed Banora Dental. The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile …

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KSCPP Essay Contest

To promote understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 2nd Essay Contest in Australia. The contest is open to students in Years 5-12. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye and write an essay on one of the following topics: How could the values of Chung, Hyo, and Ye be …

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Science without Borders® International Student Art Contest

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The theme for this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is …

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UNSW | Languages Week 2023

This year’s UNSW Languages Week will be held from 3-5 October 2023. Join us for three days of events that celebrate the diverse languages we teach and speak in the School of Humanities and Languages. Over the three days, students can indulge in unique cultural experiences including language lessons, food, music, dance, film, VR activities …

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Corrugated Iron | Creative Holidays

Ignite your creativity for the most boredom busting Creative Holidays yet! You’re invited to join our creative revolution, make friends, and have fun. With limited places, and circus workshops are often booked out, get in fast so you don’t miss out! Don’t forget we accept NT Schools Sport Vouchers and offer a range of discounts …

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Nextwave Film Competition

Nextwave, presented by the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF), now in its ninth year is host to Australia’s largest regional youth short film competition and is free to enter for young people aged between 10 – 25 years, living anywhere in Australia. Short films can range from a variety of genres, including comedies, dramas, thrillers, …

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FLiCKERFEST 2024 FlickerUp Competition

FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2024. The Festival in 2024 will celebrate 33 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. FlickerUp 2024 competition is an Australian Youth & Schools Competition which screens …

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National Summer Art Scholarship

Are you a young person passionate about pursuing a career in the arts? The National Gallery is here to guide you! If you are currently in Year 10 or equivalent, and eager to jumpstart your professional journey in the arts, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to apply for the Gallery’s National Summer Art Scholarship.

UNSW Advantage and Gateway Awards

If you live in an eligible low-socioeconomic area, receive an offer from UNSW and enrol for Term 1 2024, you will be eligible to receive the $10,000 UNSW Advantage Award to support you in your first year of studies. Low-socioeconomic areas are based on IRSAD and IEO indexes of SEIFA criteria. Additionally, for 2024, all students …

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Resources for National Skills Week

National Skills Week is running from August 21-27. National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning, dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians. Wondering how you can get your students and school involved in National Skills Week? They have provided a heap of great …

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Sydney Design School | Info Session

Find out everything you need to know about our flexible courses and career support. Our Director, Amanda Grace will introduce you to our unique philosophy, passionate Educators and industry focused approach to learning. This session will also be streamed live online via Zoom.

Sydney Design School | Info Session

Find out everything you need to know about our flexible courses and career support. Our Director, Amanda Grace will introduce you to our unique philosophy, passionate Educators and industry focused approach to learning. This session will also be streamed live online via Zoom.

Create for a Day at SAE

SAE Institute is opening its doors this September for a one-day program, designed to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games or Electronic Music Production. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience life as an SAE student and discover what it …

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AIE | Open Day

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sat 18 November 2023. This event will be held at AIE Campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide from 10am to 3pm. AIE’s Open Day is a great opportunity to meet our …

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International Short Story Writing Competition ’23

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter GEMA’s International Short Story Writing Competition today! If you are a writer aged 18 or younger and wanting to get published, participate to see your work published in book form, distributed globally, and win trophies, medals, Kidzania …

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Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition

The Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth – and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer. All state winners will be awarded: Cash prizes Flights and accommodation to the Gold Coast Tickets …

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MiNDFOOD Short Story Competition

Due to popular demand, our short story competition has been renewed for 2023! Each month, MiNDFOOD will publish one reader’s short story, with the best story published over the course of a year going on to win $1000. We are looking for unpublished stories from budding non-professional writers who may need a nudge to showcase …

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2023 ACMF National Songwriting Competition

The 2023 ACMF National Songwriting Competition is now open. Every year, students from schools across Australia are invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song in the competition. Entry is free for students from Years K-12. Winners receive prize-money which can be allocated towards musical equipment or tuition. Entries for the competition …

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Bond University Indigenous Scholarship

Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, and from other funds made available to the University, we offer a number of scholarships to Indigenous Australians. Our Indigenous Scholarships aim to support Indigenous Australians by offering a premium tertiary education experience and pathways to exceptional career opportunities.

Scholarships for regional and remote students

Scholarships for regional and rural students

If you live far away from the nearest university, it might seem like the costs of moving town are too much. Thankfully, universities and other institutions recognise this, and provide scholarship opportunities tailored to people living in regional and rural areas. So if you think it’s too expensive to move away for university, think again. …

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The Letter Review Prizes

Letter Review is an online Literary Journal dedicated to publishing new work, and assisting writers with help to get published, performed, and produced. They feature interviews with professional writers, publish helpful information, run competitions with cash prizes, and remain open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They are currently running writing competitions in …

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How to become a writer

How to become a Writer

Interested in a career as a writer, or want to explore it as an option? This job spotlight highlights what’s involved and how to get there.

Bond University Transformer Scholarship

The Transformer is a co-curricular program that enable students to innovatively tackle real-world problems that matter. It attracts motivated, self-directed individuals who want to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams on challenging projects that typically span multiple semesters. The nature and scope of these projects are limited only by the passions and interests of the participants. …

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What is it like to work in a zoo?

What is it like to work in a zoo?

Zoos have many purposes that revolve around conservation, education, and entertainment. One of their primary roles is to safeguard and protect certain animal species through breeding and preservation programs. They also offer visitors, especially children, a unique opportunity to connect with and learn about various animals, their habitats, and conservation efforts. Zoos also often contribute …

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AGSA | Neo Games

Get ready to play! Dress as your favourite game character and celebrate the Ramsay Art Prize 2023 and explore the gallery through games and challenges curated by local artists or chill out and view art entered in the Neo SALA Exhibition – True Self, inspired by Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution.

Australian Photography Photographer of the Year 2023

Over the past decade, Photographer of the Year has become an important launchpad for many amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand. For 2023, entrants will compete for a prize pool valued at more than $20,000 AUD. Photographer of the Year includes six portfolio categories – Landscape, Animal & Nature, People, Aerial, Travel and Black …

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MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme

MySydney offers every eligible student starting in 2024, entry on a reduced ATAR, an $8,500 per annum scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate degree and a range of additional support. No separate application is required.

2023 Head On Student Awards

Calling all Australian K-12 student photographers! Join Australia’s leading international photo event and enter your work to the 2023 Head On Student Awards for your chance to be included in a world-class photography festival and win from a suite of prizes. Don’t miss this unmatched opportunity to put your art out into the world, entry …

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Astrophotography Workshop 2023

The MPAS Astrophotography Workshop continues in 2023 with revised and new content, on smartphone astrophotography, auroras, nightscape and deep sky imaging. Targeted at beginner & hobbyist photographers (or someone with a keen interest in astronomy or nightscape photography) this event will inspire you to get out and enjoy the night sky. With places strictly limited, …

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Torrens | Design the Future – Bright Awards Design Competition Workshop

In partnership with Adobe, Billy Blue College of Design’s Bright Awards is all about recognising up-and-coming designers and supporting the future of the design and creative technology in high schools across Australia in years 10, 11 and 12. Alongside the kudos, you could win monetary prizes for you and your school. Join Adobe’s Head of …

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WSU Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

The Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship (VCLS) aims to reward the success and accomplishments of high-achieving secondary school students who demonstrate excellence not only in their academic studies, but also in other aspects of their lives.

Bond University Leadership Scholarship

Our Leadership Scholarships aim to recognise current Year 12 students who have outstanding leadership experience and community involvement with a partial-fee tuition remission scholarship. Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, as well as outstanding leadership skills and community achievements.

Young Carer Bursary

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education and reduce their need to undertake paid work at the same time as their study and caring duties.

What is it like to work in a gallery?

What is it like to work in a Gallery?

Galleries serve as spaces designed to showcase and celebrate various forms of art and creative expression. They provide a platform for artists, both emerging and established, to exhibit their works to the public, fostering appreciation and understanding of art. Galleries create an atmosphere that encourages contemplation and exploration, allowing individuals to connect with the emotions, …

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UTAS | Songwriting Open Day

Calling all songwriters: join us as we fling our doors open to the community this Songwriting Open Day, August 4th 2023! We welcome songwriters at all stages of their practice (aspiring, experienced and everything in between) or anyone who is just curious to come along and learn a little bit about our songwriting program. Our …

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Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship

The Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program provides practical support to lift the educational and career aspirations of high potential Australian girls who are facing socio-economic hardship.

ACSA | Open Day 2023

If you are interested in studying at Adelaide Central School of Art, in the degree or short course program, or are just curious to see what goes on at South Australia’s best art school, come along to the campus and have a chat with us. There will be campus tours, lecturer presentations, students working throughout …

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