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Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind course is for you. The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central. You will learn essential skills and techniques that form the …

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Young Archie Competition 2021

The Art Gallery of New South Wales invites budding artists from around Australia between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait for the Young Archie 2021 competition. The portrait must be of a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you and who knows you and plays …

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SAE | Creative Workshops, Brisbane

SAE Brisbane is opening its doors this January for the SAE Creative Workshops, a three-day program to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, or Music Production. Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes and …

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SAE | Creative Workshops, Byron Bay

SAE Byron Bay is opening its doors this January for the SAE Creative Workshops, a three-day program to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, or Music Production. Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes …

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SAE | Creative Workshops, Melbourne

SAE Melbourne is opening its doors this January for the SAE Creative Workshops, a three-day program to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, or Music Production. Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes and …

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SAE | Creative Workshops, Perth

SAE Perth is opening its doors this January for the SAE Creative Workshops, a three-day program to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, or Music Production. Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes and …

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SAE | Creative Workshops, Sydney

SAE Sydney is opening its doors this January for the SAE Creative Workshops, a three-day program to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, or Music Production. Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes and …

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NGV | Online Learning Festival

Prepare for excellence in VCE with two action packed days of art and design with the National Gallery of Victoria. Gather inspiration from exhibitions, artists and workshops, hear from Top Arts exhibitors about what it takes to make an outstanding VCE Art or Studio Arts folio. Learn how to discuss, analyse and write about art …

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Anthology Cover Art Award 2021

Submissions are now invited for the Anthology Cover Art Award 2021. Established to foster and support both established and emerging visual artists and provide a platform for publication, the competition is open to multiple genres including painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography and digital media. Works entered must not have appeared on the cover of another …

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JMC Academy | Character Design Short Course, Sydney

Learn how the character creation process works and develop your own character! Introducing the typical pipelines for conceptual and technical execution of characters in game and animation studios, this intensive studio based workshop will explore the character art process, from concept design through to the creation of 3D models.

JMC Academy | Character Design Short Course, Melbourne

Learn how the character creation process works and develop your own character! Introducing the typical pipelines for conceptual and technical execution of characters in game and animation studios, this intensive studio based workshop will explore the character art process, from concept design through to the creation of 3D models.

JMC Academy | Character Design Short Course, Brisbane

Learn how the character creation process works and develop your own character! Introducing the typical pipelines for conceptual and technical execution of characters in game and animation studios, this intensive studio based workshop will explore the character art process, from concept design through to the creation of 3D models.

JMC Academy | Script to Screen Short Course, Sydney

Make your own film! In this five day intensive filmmaking Short Course, you’ll get creative using the JMC Film and Television Studio’s exciting facilities, developing a short film script from page to screen.

JMC Academy | Script to Screen Short Course, Brisbane

Make your own film! In this five day intensive filmmaking Short Course, you’ll get creative using the JMC Film and Television Studio’s exciting facilities, developing a short film script from page to screen.

JMC | Open Day, Sydney

Join us on Saturday 16th January 2021 for our Sydney Campus Open Day to learn how you can make it with JMC. On the day you’ll be able to: Take a tour of our facilities, including our newly renovated learning spaces and studios Check out some of our serious gear Chat with current students and …

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JMC | Open Day, Melbourne

Join us on Saturday 16th January 2021 for our Melbourne Campus Open Day to learn how you can make it with JMC. On the day you’ll be able to: Take a tour of our facilities, including our brand new Park Street campus Check out some of our serious gear Chat with current students and heads …

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JMC | Open Day, Brisbane

Join us on Saturday 16th January 2021 for our Brisbane Campus Open Day to learn how you can make it with JMC. On the day you’ll be able to: Take a tour of our facilities Check out some of our serious gear Chat with current students and heads of departments Attend detailed course overview sessions …

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Hobart Photography Group | Beginners Class

Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor. Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

AFTRS | School Holiday Workshops

AFTRS Teens Workshops for high school students are the perfect way to develop your skills and meet other aspiring creatives. We run a variety of courses in each of the four school holidays. Our workshops are taught by industry professionals using industry-standard equipment and, where appropriate, are held in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film, TV and radio …

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AIM | Open Day 2021 – Online

Can’t make it to campus? Join AIM online instead! Our Open Day event will be streaming online so that you can still get a taste of what the Australian Institute of Music has to offer. To access each session you will need your online access code. Register now to receive the code prior to the …

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RMIT | Interactive Digital Media Student Showcase 2020

Visit online to experience this virtual exhibition of student animations, interactive comics and games. Come and celebrate the achievements of graduates of RMIT’s 2020 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media – Interactive. Come watch the animations, read the interactive comics and play the games.

NAS | Grad Show 2020

After years of artistic exploration, inspiration and dedicated hard work behind the sandstone walls of the historic former Darlinghurst Gaol, the National Art School’s graduates of 2020 are breaking out. Each year, the school’s end-of-year Grad Shows buzz with anticipation and excitement as the next wave of Australia’s best talent goes on show. This year …

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CANCELLED – SAE | Info Night, Sydney

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

CANCELLED – SAE | Info Night, Brisbane

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

CANCELLED – SAE | Info Night, Melbourne

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

CANCELLED – SAE | Info Night, Byron Bay

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

CANCELLED – SAE | Info Night, Adelaide

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

School Holiday Art Classes for Teens

Looking for something creative to do these school holidays? Art Est is running a series of workshops for teens, with classes in pottery, painting, drawing, writing, and more. Find out what’s on offer and book a class here: https://www.artest.com.au/courses/demographic/teens?tag=/delivery/school-holiday-activities-sydney

Holiday Courses at AIE

Learn how industry experts make your favourite games and film with AIE’s Introductory 3D Animation and Games Development holiday courses. You can choose from workshops in game design, 3D animation and modelling, and more. The courses will be running between 18-29 January 2021 at the Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide campuses, and online for Melbourne students. …

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Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize

Entries are now open for Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize. Now in its fourteenth year, the prize is an annual favourite for audiences and Portrait Gallery staff alike, drawing captivating photographic portraiture from Australia’s professional and aspiring visual artists, and providing a diverse national image in composite. The most outstanding portrait will receive $30,000 …

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Audition for the 2021 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

The Victorian State Schools Spectacular celebrates the enormous talent that exists in Victorian government schools, bringing together about 3000 students in a musical extravaganza at Melbourne Arena. Are you in a rock band, jazz ensemble or hip-hop dance group? Are you a gymnast, acrobat, circus performer, puppeteer, rollerskater, cheerleader, beat boxer, BMX or scooter trickster? …

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The Immunisation Coalition Art Prize 2021

The Immunisation Coalition Art Prize aims to highlight and promote you as a contemporary artist and support their mission to bring factual awareness of issues around influenza, vaccination and the burden of infectious disease. This competition is open to amateur and professional artists, with categories in both Visual Art (eg, drawings, animations) and short film …

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SAE | Info Night, Perth

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

NIDA School Holiday Programs

Explore your creativity with NIDA’s holiday classes. Designed specifically for children and young people, NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment that unlocks creative potential and builds confidence. NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses for children and young people during the school holidays in a variety of disciplines including creative play, drama, acting …

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NAS School Holiday Programs

The National Art School’s Future Makers Programs provide young people aged 6–16 with opportunities to engage with artists, art-making and other forms of creative production on site at NAS. Structured workshops, drop-in activities, performances in theatre and music, and art trails will underpin the format of each day during the school holiday periods across the …

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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

The Ashurst Emerging Artist prize is “awarded to artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skillful execution. We understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country” Applications are …

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CCP | Information Night Online

Never touched a camera but want to learn? Professional photographer wanting to up-skill? Need access to some of South Australia’s best studio spaces? Peek behind the scenes at the Centre for Creative Photography’s boutique photographic school to get a feel for what it’s like to study or work in our studios. Chat with Gavin Blake …

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Bendigo TAFE | Professional Writing, Design & Arts Online Info Session

Come along to this free online information session to find out about Bendigo TAFE’s courses in Visual Arts, Professional Writing and Editing, Design and Graphic Design. The information session will touch on the courses listed below: Certificate IV in Design Diploma of Graphic Design Certificate IV in Visual Arts Certificate IV in Profession Writing & …

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Astrofest Astrophotography Competition 2021

The Astrofest Astrophotography Competition and Exhibition showcases and celebrates the best of Western Australian astrophotography. The best astrophotography will be exhibited at the Astrofest 2021 event and will travel around the state of Western Australia. There are also heaps of great prizes on offer. Astrophotographers of any age in Western Australia are invited to submit …

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CCP | Crash Course Camera Workshop

This one-day workshop presents an introduction to Digital SLR cameras and image capture. It is intended for those who are new to digital photography and want a thorough introduction to working with digital cameras. The workshop will cover basic image capture, aperture/shutter speed priorities, creative exposure controls, lenses for digital capture, comparative field of view, …

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Become a TypeRighter

Children’s Rights Queensland is calling on Queensland children to help us develop an alphabet for our new brand. We want Queenslanders aged under 18 years old to help create the letters of our new TypeRights Font. The font will be used on all sorts of things, such as posters, booklets and our website. There are …

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Art Lovers Australia Prize 2021

Artists are invited to enter their works into the Art Lovers Australia Prize 2021 to have the chance to share in $25,000 worth in prizes. Entries are open until Thursday 10 December. Find out more and enter here: https://artloversaustralia.com.au/art-lovers-australia-prizes-2021/

2020 Dusty Swag Awards

The “Dusty Swag” Awards were established in 2000 by Patron Rex Tate to encourage poets and storytellers to record the stories of Australia, its unique landscape and its unsung heroes. Entries are invited from Poets and Storytellers of all ages. The 2020 Competition theme is “Australian Bush”. There are three categories to enter: JUNIORS (Primary) …

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Wyndham Art Prize 2021

Now in its seventh year, this annual contemporary art prize attracts entries from some of the best artists across Australia and offers a chance for local and emerging artists to exhibit alongside them. Artworks can take any form, including (but not limited to) sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, installation, sound digital, video. Three monetary …

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Footscray Art Prize – Young Artists Prize

Entries to the Young Artists Prize, part of the Footscray Art Prize, are now open. This category celebrates the unbridled creativity of young people from Melbourne’s West. It is free to enter and all artworks are displayed in the exhibition. There are two categories to enter, primary school or secondary school. The winner in each …

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QSFT | Career Info Session

Are you looking at change or kick start your career in the screen & media industry? Want to discover more about the industry and the opportunities? Come along to the Queensland School of Film and Television’s (QSFT) next Career Information Session. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain knowledge about the Screen & …

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NorthSite Gallery Internship Program

An exciting opportunity exists for young people to gain valuable skills and experience working in a professional contemporary art gallery environment, at NorthSite Contemporary Arts in Cairns. Gain experience in: Exhibitions Programs Retail Gallery Interns will receive hands-on training and real-world experience through a 5-month paid internship at NorthSite. Young people aged 15 – 25 …

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Dream with PSC Photography Competition

The ‘Dream with PSC’ Photography Competition is for Victorian year 11 and 12 senior secondary school students. This competition provides an opportunity for students to create a ‘dream image’ that will be seen by a national and international audience. Images entered into the competition must be accompanied with an image title and written description (50 …

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Whitehouse Institute of Design | Foundation Portfolio Workshop

This online workshop is for aspiring designers and recommended as a starting point for those wishing to develop their illustration skills and create a portfolio. In this 2-hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of how to illustrate with Marker and Paper, experiment with different multi-media materials and learn techniques for presenting your creative ideas.

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 Challenge is “The Magic of …

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Take a Beginner Course at AIE

Are you interested in learning more about game design, programming or 3D animation? AIE are offering beginner-level courses in those three areas, available to study online. The courses will give you a solid foundation in game design, programming or 3D animation, as well as valuable experience and work to show off in your portfolio. The …

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Study Costume Design at Flinders

In partnership with TAFE SA, Flinders University is offering their Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) for budding design enthusiasts. During the course you will learn all about design to make costumes for a variety of settings, including stage and screen. You will also have the chance to get practical hands-on experience in real life …

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Amplify – Through My Eyes

The Queensland Family and Child Commission’s (QFCC) Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has launched an exciting new youth participation opportunity. Young people aged 13-18 have the chance to express their thoughts and opinions through a visual lens. Send the YAC a painting, drawing, photograph or graphic artwork showing one of these three themes: Community – Visually …

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Adobe MAX Creativity Conference

Adobe MAX is a free, virtual event featuring live and on-demand content, including sessions, labs, keynotes, musical performances, celebrity guest appearances, and a sneak peek at things being worked on in Adobe labs. Learn new skills and be inspired in 350+ sessions.

Darwin Community Legal Service Annual Human Rights Art Awards and Exhibition

Rights on Show is Darwin Community Legal Service’s annual human rights art awards and exhibition. It commenced in 1994 and is in its 24th year in 2020. The exhibition is open to people of all ages and all skill levels. The 2020 theme is ‘United We Stand’, inspired by the local ‘black lives matter’ Aboriginal …

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UC Design Competition

The UC Design Competition is back with a new name and an even better selection of prizes. The Faculty of Arts and Design invites all ACT and NSW Year 11 and 12 students to enter our annual competition that gives creative students a chance to showcase their skills from creative writing, to design, digital, built …

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Carlingford Community Art Show

The Rotary Club of Carlingford are very pleased to present the inaugural Carlingford Community Art Show. Artists are invited to enter their works for this year’s virtual art show. There is a special category for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to enter works in any medium. The student category features a $500 prize …

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Discover Photography Workshops for High School Students

The Centre for Creative Photography is offering free workshops for high school students interested in learning more about photography. As part of the workshops, students will: Discover why cameras work and how we see with camera obscura. Learn some essential lighting skills in our professional working studios. Take a trip back in time in South …

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Australian Photography Photographer of the Year Competition

Australian Photography is searching for Australia and New Zealand’s most amazing amateur photographers. With the best entries showcased and celebrated in a special issue of Australian Photography magazine in 2021 and $30,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, there are plenty of great reasons to get involved. Photographer of the Year includes six portfolio …

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PSC | Industry Experience Day

Experience Day will immerse you in ‘hands on’ real world industry experience. If you’re in 11 or 12 this event is just for you – register now to see what it’s like to work as a photographer with our leading industry professionals. To attend Experience Day you will have the option of either attending our …

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JMC Academy | Free Online Workshop: Character Drawing

Get your hands dirty with some great exercises that will introduce you to the ideas of character drawing and design for animation, games and comic books. From deconstructing existing characters to generating your own originals – you’ll end up with a head full of ideas and a fist full of drawings.

2021 BOM Australian Weather Calendar

Submit your vision of Australia’s diverse weather to the Australian Weather Calendar photo competition, and your image could feature in Australia’s bestselling weather calendar! If your photo is selected it will be hanging in around 70,000 homes and offices around Australia and across the world. We welcome all photographs showcasing the drama and beauty of …

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition

The Best of Times Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Writers are encouraged to enter humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words. There is a first prize of $800 up for grabs. Entries are open until Saturday 31 October. Find out more and enter here: http://wildthoughts.com.au/comp30.html

SCINEMA Junior 2021

SCINEMA is your chance to use the power of film to explain a STEM concept you have recently learnt about, tell a story about how science affects your life, or show how science can solve real-world problems! The winning film, as well as our curated favourite entries, are screened to thousands of people across the …

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Sydney Design School | Open Day

Twice a year we open our studios for a morning of creative exploration. Our Director Amanda Grace will take you through our flexible course options and give you a comprehensive introduction to our School community. Meet our Careers Coach, tour our campus and explore our inspiring student work.

RMIT | Discover What’s Next – Photography

Discover all you need to know about studying Photography at RMIT! Explore study options within the Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT University and take your photography to the next level at our online information session. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from expert staff from across the entire spectrum of contemporary photographic practice.

UON | Career Conversations: Merging Creativity and Technology

What is a creative technologist? A creative technologist is a technology-focused person who understands the creative process and is good at prototyping early, facilitating prototype testing and implementing changes. They could build web projects as well as mobile and other digital experiences. This webinar is for students who are techies with creative talent or creatives …

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AIE | Information Evening, Sydney

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our …

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AIE | Information Evening, Canberra

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our …

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AIE | Information Evening, Adelaide

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our …

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AIE | Information Evening, Online

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our …

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Permission to Shine Online Singing Competition

Play It Forward is inviting you to join a new online singing competition with a difference. It doesn’t matter what age you are or where you are in the world, there is something for everyone. Round three of Permission to Shine is now open for the next 3 sections: Jazz/Blues, Country and Original Compositions. There …

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Furious Fiction Challenge

On the first weekend of every month, you are invited to put your storytelling skills to the test in the ultimate writer-takes-all short story competition. Armed only with a simple brief, your job is to race the clock to come up with your best 500 words-or-fewer story and be in to win a tasty $500 …

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2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the seventeenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets. Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines written in English. Poems must not have been previously published or on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the …

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