July Competitions

UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

For students in Years 7 – 10. The theme this year is Future Earth: creating a more sustainable planet by 2030. In the next decade, our global society faces major challenges in developing sustainable energy solutions, food sources, clean water, and waste management and in protecting biodiversity.

In 800 words or less, describe one of the challenges we face, and present your ideas or past research into how we are currently addressing, or we could potentially address, these issues. Entries close on 20 August. For information and to apply, go to http://bit.ly/1efcIWA

Swinburne University Ultimate Study Pack

Students can enter online to win a study pack which contains a Macbook Pro, Apple Watch Sport 38mm, GoPro Hero 5, Mojo Bike, and two Swinburne VR headsets. All you have to do is register your details at the following website- http://bit.ly/29BtGhP

Do you love photography?

If you are in Years 7 – 12, you have the opportunity to enter The Pixel Prize photography competition, run by the Australian Catholic University. The 2017 theme is ‘Empathy’. Entries close Monday 4 September 2017. For information on the entry requirements and the theme, go to www.thepixelprize.com.au/

Interested in Hotel Management and Tourism?

The Hotel School Melbourne in conjunction with the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne is offering Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to go behind the scenes of this 5 star luxury hotel for a day on Sunday 30 July. The program is for students who are interested in a career in hospitality and hotel management. This is a competitive entry program, so please apply as soon as possible. For information and to apply, go to http://bit.ly/2uySC6r

Urban Futures Competition

With Melbourne’s population moving beyond 4 million, significant challenges and opportunities exist for planning, designing and managing our cities. Win up to $500 by coming up with the best idea to help tackle the challenges our cities face today and in the future.

Your task is to provide a photo or image to communicate an urban problem you have identified, and explain the problem and your ideas for a solution in 200–300 words. You must be in Years 10 – 12 and all entries must be in by Sunday 27 August. For information on the competition and how you can enter, go to http://tinyurl.com/knbumu6

They Heywire Competition

The Heywire Competition is open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in regional Australia. Your story can be created in any form of media: text, video, photography, or audio. If you are selected as one of the winners, your story will be featured on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC TV and abc.net. Entries close 16 September,  www.abc.net.au/heywire

Good luck!

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