Competitions

Different organisations run a range of competitions for education providers over the year. These may apply to a range of different sustainability topics. As these are announced they will be listed below and closing dates will be specficially highlighted for each competition.

Colgate Community Garden Challenge

Recycle oral care products for a chance to win a recycled community garden set for your school and cool upcycled products!

Colgate, Chemist Warehouse and TerraCycle are thrilled to announce the second edition of the Colgate Community Garden Challenge! 

All pre-, primary and secondary school are now invited to join the 2019 Colgate Community Garden Challenge! Schools can start collecting oral care waste and online votes for their chance to win one of five recycled community garden sets to grow their own veggie patch! Don't miss out - entries close 30 September 2019! 

Check out the website for more information and to sign-up: https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/brigades/colgategarden

Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition

The Humane Society International is running a Student Art Competition for primary age students to creatively express their feelings for Australia's threatened species. 

The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition helps children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals. With this competition, we aim to inspire and encourage the next generation of environmental leaders.

The competition is open from June to August, with exhibitions in September in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra of the best works, expected to reach thousands of friends, family members, teachers and the general public. We’ll be helping out along the way with information packs, online resources and creative workshops for school and community groups.

Entries close on Friday 2nd August with opportunities to submit both individual and group works. Check it out on the website for more information: https://hsi.org.au/artcomp 

Back to Earth Garden Competition - Congratulations to all our Winners!

 Winners Back to Earth

Congratulations to Livingstone Primary School (pictured above) for winning the first prize of $5,000 for their Veggie Garden Extension as part of the Back to Earth Initiative Eastern Garden Competition. The prize money will be used to significantly reduce the amount of food waste the school sends to landfill by increasing its capacity to compost food waste from one year level to the whole school.

Congratulations also to the five runners up who will each receive $1,000 towards helping their projects bloom. These will be announced by each school over the coming weeks.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Eastern Garden Competition. This year's competition received a record number of nominations (58) and more than 18,400 votes!

For more information, go to: https://competitions.backtoearth.vic.gov.au/

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