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Fun activities while you are at home

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ABC's Immigration Journal Competition 
Write a journal entry from the perspective of an Australian immigrant.  Australia has become home to people from all around the world and immigrants have a long history of helping to build the nation.
Closes: 8 May 2020, 5pm (AEST)

Stop Cyberbullying Competition

Do you have a creative idea to help stop cyberbullying? Why not submit your creation to share the message that cyberbullying is never OK in our communities?

Your submission can be a video, a photo, a painting or even a song or poem – this is your chance to express yourself through whatever medium you want.

Students aged 10-16 from Queensland are invited to enter.

Find out more and enter here:

Entries are open until Sunday 10 May.

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:

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


SLQ Young Writers Award 2020

The Young Writers Award is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 18 to 25 for stories up to 2,500 words. Entry is free.


  • First place $2,000
  • Runners up $500

Entries close on Friday 15 May.

Find out more and enter here:


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:


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:


The 100-word Microfiction Challenge

The 100-word Microfiction Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create very short stories (100 words max.) based on genre, action, and word assignments in 24 hours.

The first round will run from May 8-9, and writers will have 24 hours to create an original 100-word story in their assigned genre, with the assigned action taking place, and incorporating the assigned word.

Registrations are open now.

Find out more and enter here:


Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Entries are open to the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest for 2020.

Writers are invited to submit a short story or essay of up to 6000 words in any genre to be in the running for some great prizes.

Entries close on Thursday 30 April.

Find out more and enter here:


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

Last reviewed 10 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020