The NZ Vegetarian Society has launched its 2020 Think Kind Student Competition. The annual competition is open to all primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students.The competition aims to promote kindness toward animals.
Every student who enters will receive a certificate, and every project will get a prize. The overall winner will be announced on 1st October, World Vegetarian Day. The entry that wins the People’s Choice Award will receive $1,000 for their school.
Go to www.vegetarian.org.nz for guidelines, inspiration, and free activities. Students must submit their entries online by 10 August.
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Get creative! The SMART ALEX creative writing competition celebrates the CENTENARY of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Win cash prizes and book tokens totalling $3,100.
Closing date: Sunday 19 July.
Find full details and entry form at www.turnbullfriends.org.nz and send enquiries to email@example.com
Two categories for prizes: Y9–10 (guideline: 1 or 2 pages including pictures, probably about 250 words) and Y11–13 (guideline: up to 5 pages including pictures, probably about 500 words).
Organised by Services to Schools, National Library of New Zealand and by the Friends of Turnbull Library (sponsors).
The Eureka! Awards are a science communication competition for secondary school and tertiary students from Y11 to undergraduate.
They provide an opportunity for the young leaders of tomorrow to showcase their communication skills by researching and presenting their science, technology, engineering or mathematics concept and highlighting its importance to New Zealand’s economic, social or environmental wealth and well being.
Students can win:
• Up to $10,000 prize money
• Plus scholarships
• Plus internships
For further details and to register interest: www.eureka.org.nz.
The Eureka! Awards are a science communication competition that provides an opportunity for students from Y11 to undergraduate, to present their science, technology, engineering or mathematics concept, and highlight its importance to New Zealand’s economic, social or environmental wealth and wellbeing.
To encourage greater participation in STEM careers by Māori and Pasifika students the Eureka Awards include dedicated scholarships eligible only to these studentsfor ongoing study.
Māori and Pasifika students entering the Eureka Awards can win
• Upto $10,000 prize money
• Plus scholarships
• Plus internships.
For further details and to register interest:
Introducing 2 upbeat songs for students in the junior school to teach them about protecting their skin from the sun and the importance of healthy eating.
In collaboration with the Cancer Society and 5+ A Day, Judi Cranston, award winning children's composer and director of kindyRock demonstrates how music can relay health messages to kids in a fun way.
See details about a dance competition in March/April. Judged by Judi and television presenter Suzy Cato. Great prizes to be won!
See http://bit.ly/ahkkdancecomp for access to the songs and registration details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you teach Y7–13 students? Are you a tertiary student looking for a challenge?
YRE Litter Less New Zealand is an enviro-journalism education programme and competition that gives young people the opportunity to be part of the solution by producing creative and engaging environmental journalism.
The competition is open to students aged 11–25 who attend a school or tertiary institution that is registered for the YRE programme.
Participants investigate and report on environmental issues relating to litter, and propose solutions by using video, photography or writing. Their work is then shared via a media campaign.
Find out more at www.yre.org.nz.
The Aurecon Bridge Building Competition encourages students to unlock their potential by engaging with STEM early. The competition is open to Y9–10 students, with judging days being held in Auckland and Christchurch.
Entry for the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition is free, and using materials supplied by Aurecon, students are tasked with designing and constructing a model bridge using the construction guidelines provided.
To find out more and register, visit: www.aurecongroup.com/careers/bridge-building-competition.
Get your class to submit a 200-word article with photos describing their best school trip to be in to win $250 for your school.
The best entries will be printed in Education Beyond the Classroom distributed to schools on 18 May.
Entries close 19 April.
Email entries to email@example.com.
NZ On Screen calls for entries from aspiring student filmmakers for its annual ScreenTest competition
Following the success of 2019’s ScreenTest competition, NZ On Screen is once again asking young filmmakers to start thinking about entries for this year’s competition.
ScreenTest is a nationwide competition that gives students the chance to create their very own piece of screen heritage.
Secondary and intermediate school students are invited to make or animate a short film of no more than 10 minutes, on the theme of ‘Justice’.
Entries must be submitted to NZ On Screen by 30 October.
For more information visit: www.nzonscreen.com/screentest.
The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa invites your students to enter our Top Outdoor Spot 2020 competition to promote access to the outdoors.
The competition runs until 4 July. School children send in a photo, artwork or poem/story of their favourite outdoor spot.
The top 3 entries in each category win a prize pack for themselves and/or their school.
The 3 categories are:
Best Art, and
While this competition is targeted at Y4–8, teachers may encourage younger or older students to take part.
More details: www.walkingaccess.govt.nz/education-space/tos.
The United Nations Association of New Zealand has held regional secondary school speech awards for over 30 years.
The regional finals will be announced soon and are likely to take place in late March/early April.
The regional winner will compete in Wellington on Friday 8 May. Travel expenses to Wellington will be met. Additional guests such as parents must be self-funded.
Students must speak for 6-8 minutes and must make a particular reference to the aims, work and aspirations of the United Nations.
We invite your school to register contestant/s online via:
An early registration is preferred.