Competitions and Awards
CERESly Giveaway – WIN a SURVIVAL: Frogs of South Eastern Australia boardgame
Entries Close: 29 May 2017
This game, developed by students and their teacher at Berwick Fields Primary School with the help of Zoos Victoria, helps raise awareness about the alarming rate of the reduction in frog populations worldwide. The game puts you and up to four of your friends in control of conserving five frog species from South Eastern Australia by managing their threats, and discovering what can be done to help them. Play the game, spread the word, make a positive change.
2017 Victorian Early Years Awards
Entries Close: 15 May 2017
About: The awards, now in their 11th year, recognise the crucial work early childhood professionals do to make a difference to the lives of Victorian children and families. The awards mark the achievements and commitment of early childhood professionals across five award categories, including those promoting children’s health and wellbeing, supporting parents, creating collaborative community partnerships, and improving access to early learning. Teacher Meagan Hull, from Bentons Square Kindergarten in Mornington, was awarded the 2016 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for her life-changing work with children with additional learning needs. Winners in each category will receive between $10,000 and $15,000 to go towards enhancing their work.
More info: For more details and to nominate, visit the Department of Education website
Environmental and Sustainability Educator of the Year Award 2016
Entries Close: 1 May 2017
Entries are now open for the Environmental and Sustainability Educator of the Year Award 2016. EEV members are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves or another EEV member for these awards, in the interest of recognising the valuable work being undertaken across Victoria. The award aims to build recognition of the sector, demonstrate leadership and develop capacity among professional environmental educators as well as celebrate and acknowledge the breadth and commitment to sustainability in all educational settings.
An overall winner will be announced as well as up to two specific sector awards (where relevant), to acknowledge the breadth of environmental education contexts in Victoria.
- Formal education settings: Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary and Early Childhood facilities
- Informal education settings: Local/State Government or Not-for-profit sustainability officers and other community-based practitioners.
More info: For more details and to view the award criteria and download a nomination form, visit the Education Environment website