The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

‘The Waterhouse’

Artist use skills in their chosen media to interpret the natural world and contribute to the great environmental debates facing our planet

Artists use skills in their chosen media to interpret the natural world and contribute to the great environmental debates facing our planet

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Open to all aged 16 – 25

Explore ‘The Waterhouse’ site and see the rules & conditions as well as key dates

Beautiful galleries of past entries

  • awarded by the South Australian Museum Foundation Incorporated
  • the subject for “The Waterhouse” is natural science, which for the purpose of the competition deals with our natural world and the sciences associated with it. For example; biology, geology, astronomy, chemistry and physics. It also includes natural history.
  • Overall winner $50,000 (acquisitive)

  • Category winners $12,000

  • Youth Art Prize Winner $5,000

  • Peoples Choice Award $5,000

  • Dr. Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize $5,000 

Harmony Day Stories, Awards & Opportunities


 ‘Many Stories – One Australia’

Harmony Day 2013

Register events, resources for school , Harmony Day Apps

RED Cross initiatives

Y Challenge – Celebrating Diversity

  • Y Challenge supports  young people between 8 and 17 years
  • based in teamwork
  • driven by young people
  • delivering what a community wants.
  •  depends on the Y Challenge team and the community it interacts with.
  • Samples of last years winners

SBS Initiative

Day and this year’s theme: Many stories—One Australia, SBS are giving
all Australians the opportunity to share their story.

Create a video, take a photo or share your written personal journey. Everyone
has a story to tell, so share yours today!

  • There are two
    fantastic prize packs up for grabs:
  • First prize: A Canon EOS 110D SLR Camera Twin Lens Kit
    complete with memory card, tripod and case plus SBS’ A Day in the Life
    photographic book.
  • Second prize: An Apple iPad 4 with Retina Display 32GB WiFi
    + Cellular plus SBS’ A Day in the Life photographic book.

For more information,

BUFTA – for 11 & 12 students Film & Television Awards

*********OPEN NOW********

Bond University Film & Television Awards : If you’re in Year 11 or 12 simply enter a short film and you could win one of the fantastic prizes on offer. The overall best film will WIN a full scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, valued at over $91,000!  Home Page – lots of information, past winners, footage etc.


Competition Opens 30 April.

Entries Close 12 October



ABC Heywire Competition

Heywire calling all 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia.

The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

 Write a story, record an audio piece, edit together a video or snap a picture. Upload it to the site, and you might be jumping on a plane in February for a week that you’ll never forget!

That’s us…

See the website for details.

You can enter now.

Every year 40 winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, held in February at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Participants, debate and workshop issues with industry and ABC mentors, brunch with politicians, tour the War Memorial, learn leadership skills and attend a reception in their honour at Parliament House.




THE 2012 SHORT LIST – More to Come.

Judges Annotations

Older Readers & Picture Books (birth to 18)

Bauer,   Michael Gerard

Ishmael and the   Hoops of Steel

Condon,   Bill A Straight Line to   my Heart
Ursula   Dubosarsky The Golden Day
Gardner,   Scot The Dead I Know
McGahan, Andrew Ship Kings: The   Coming of the Whirlpool
Newton, Robert When We Were Two
Blackwood,   FreyaText   Libby Gleeson Look, a Book!
Brooks,   RonText   Margaret Wild The Dream of the Thylacine
Cool,   RebeccaText   Glenda Millard For All Creatures
Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven
Rudge, LeilaText Meg McKinlay No Bears
Whatley,   BruceText   Jackie French Flood