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Competitions and extension activities

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Competitions

The Canvas Award 2020

Are you a high school designer who is comfortable with drawing, painting or using digital mediums to convey your concept? The inaugural Canvas Award is dedicated to showcasing the talent of aspiring young designers and their versatility in different mediums, either traditional, digital or both.


JMC Academy invites high school students to submit their design for the Canvas Award to win a prize for you and your school.


Find out more and enter here: https://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/industry-events/canvas2020


Entries are open to high school students from NSW, ACT, QLD and VIC until Sunday 5 July

 

Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film & Photo Competition

Entries for the Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film & Photo Competition are now open.

Submit your best and most impressive underwater short films and images, taken anywhere on the Great Barrier Reef. There is a Junior category for those under 17 years of age.

Entries close on Saturday 29 August.


Find out more and enter here: https://gbruff.com.au/film-photo-competition/

 

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge

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 create and submit original videos (3 minutes in length maximum) to explain a big idea in one of these fields:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • COVID-19

The winner will receive a post-secondary scholarship worth USD$250,000.

Entries are due on Thursday 25 June.


Find out more and enter here: https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/


Extension learning resources

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Feel like a holiday?
Travel doesn’t have to mean actually travelling. With so many online options, travelling the world from the comfort of your armchair has never been such fun.

Google Maps

Before you’ve even set off for the airport, Google Maps allows you to take a walk around the city you’re visiting, track your journey to your hotel, or simply view some of the best known sights around the world.

National Geographic

If you’re a little more adventurous and would like to explore the Amazon, or sail along the Nile, or stroll the Champs Élysées, then National Geographic is the site for you. Read blogs, watch videos and find out about what’s waiting for you at your ‘destination’.

Historic Sights

Explore the historic and exotic sights from around the world with Armchair Travel As well as an explanation of the history involved of places such as Westminster Abbey and the Taj Mahal, you can take a 360 degree tour of the outside of the buildings and view the plans of the inside.

Local Sights

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Last reviewed 10 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020