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Competitions and Awards

18th October 2013 BY: sustainabilityhub@ceres.org.au

IMG_0893CERESly Giveaway – WIN a set of EcoBins

Entries Close: 24 July 2017

EcoBins signature 4 bin waste separation system can be seen throughout the country in schools, offices, universities and government buildings. Separating waste at the moment at which you decide to throw something away can make the difference between whether it goes to landfill, is recycled or reused. Waste separation systems are essential to behaviour change and conscious actions help to decrease damaging greenhouse gases. We’re giving one lucky reader a set of EcoBins which includes a 25L bin for paper, mixed, organic and landfill.

To enter, visit our Facebook or Instagram page, search for the post using #CERESlyGiveaway, and follow the instructions. Good luck!


ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2017

Entries Close: 31 July 2017

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2017. Managed by Sustainability Victoria, the awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools.

The awards recognise the sustainability achievements of Victorian schools who embed sustainability in everything they do, and minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and take action on climate change.

The awards are a free opportunity to celebrate where your school has reduced resource use, made cost savings and, integrated sustainability into the curriculum and shared learnings beyond the school gate.

As a finalist or winner your school is promoted to other schools, media and the local community throughout Victoria.

More info: For more details and to enter, visit the ResourceSmart Schools Awards website



OMG! Film Competition 2017

Screen-Shot-2017-05-07-at-9.55.33-pmEntries Close: 1 September 2017

With a pool of over $2,000 in cash and other prizes available to support litter reduction in your school, make sure you’re in the running to win. It’s easy, fun for students and links to Victorian curriculum.

This year’s theme is: “Reducing litter at school and in our community makes a positive impact on our environment. Get creative and make it fun!”

Students will create a film that demonstrates:

  • Involving your whole school to reduce litter in your school grounds OR
  • Reducing litter outside the school gates in your local community via campaigns such as Take 3 for the Sea, Clean Up Australia Day etc.

More info: For more details including prize and submission details, visit Environment Education Victoria’s website


Victorian Schools Garden Awards 2017

VSGA final logoEntries Close:
15 September 2017

Victorian Schools Garden Award (VSGA) recognises, rewards and celebrates the gardening achievements of schools, their students and community in existing and newly established school gardens.

There are $35,000 worth of prizes for schools to win by simply entering an online power point application with your school’s gardening achievements. The prizes are in the form of a voucher to be redeemed at a retail nursery which is a member of Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria (NGIV) or in-kind product prizes such as a Turf Package or Orchard.

A VSGA Presentation Day is held the Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens in late November to celebrate winning schools’ gardening achievements and announce category, State and Kevin Heinze Perpetual Award winners.

More info: For more details, visit the VSGA website. Entries open 1 July 2017