5 competitions to turn a holiday frown upside-down. Don’t

July 9, 2021   General

5 competitions to turn a holiday frown upside-down.

Don’t keep your creativity cooped up. While the ongoing “stay at home orders” may be taking the shine out of this holiday period, these competitions will keep your mind active and put you in the running to win some great prizes. There is something for all ages and abilities, so put on your thinking hats and try your luck!

ANSTO “Incredible Insects”
Digital colouring competition
Age: 6-18
Enter by: 30 July

“Insects are incredible! They makeup 80% of the world’s known species and are found everywhere – even in Antarctica, in jungles and deserts, on the surface of the ocean, deep in caves, on the tops of mountains and even on other animals!”

Download one of these incredible close up images, taken on the ANSTO Scanning Electron Microscope, digitally colour in with your artistic flair and submit!


Poem Forrest by Red Room Poetry
Poetry writing competition
Age: Under 18
Enter by: 17 September

Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM FOREST deepens our connection with nature by inviting students and communities to create and publish poems inspired by the natural environment. For every poem received a native tree will be planted in The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan to help heal habitats and create a POEM FOREST for future generations.

Prizes include: $500 cash, book packs, winners certificate


The Independent Photographer “Open Call”
Photography competition
Age: 16+
Enter by: 31 August
Paid entry

Judged by Shannon Ghannam, the global education director at the legendary Magnum Photos Agency, this competition is open to all styles of photography. Whatever your passion; portraits, documentary, fashion, street, conceptual, landscape and more, choose your favorite images and submit them for the chance to win cash prizes and publication in international exhibitions.


Australian Wildlife Society
National colouring in competition
Age: 3-11
Enter by: 30 November

The Australian Wildlife Society colouring-in competition is designed to inspire the younger generation to learn about Australia’s native wildlife via visual art and creativity. We hope that the experience provides participants with the opportunity to explore and develop a deeper understanding of environmental and wildlife-related issues.

Download one of the three colouring sheets and simply email back a photo or scan of your amazing finished artwork.


Spencil Writers Prize
Creative writing competition
Age: Up to 13
Enter by: 18 July

Let your creativity run wild. You can create a short story, poem or comic (and illustrate too if you like) up to 500 words. You can write on any topic, the more creative, the better!
Prizes include a $100 Spencil gift voucher, a book pack and a printed hard copy of your writing.



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