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Competition

Shorebirds Competition

ANSTO is proud to once again host the Shorebirds environmental awareness competition open to students in Years 3 to 6, and provide a cross-curricula opportunity for science, geography and art.

Date
Tue 28 May at 5.00pm - Fri 23 Aug at 5.00pm
Cost
Free
Venue Entries mailed to the ANSTO Discovery Centre
New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234

Shorebirds Competition 2019

Enter ANSTO's Shorebirds Competition by creating a public awareness poster for a threatened shorebird in Australia and go into the running to win over $3000 in prizes for schools and students.

Open to students in Years 3 to 6 in the Greater Sydney/Illawarra and Melbourne areas, this competition aims to help raise awareness of the plight of shorebirds and inspire a younger generation of environmentalists.

Shorebirds or waders are rapidly declining in numbers and several species are now threatened with extinction. In Australia and elsewhere their shoreline habitats are being permanently affected by human activity or are disappearing altogether.

Following the success of the 2018 Shorebirds Competition, which focussed on suburbs near Botany Bay in Sydney, the competition has now been expanded to include Greater Sydney/Illawarra and Greater Melbourne.

This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers to highlight a contemporary environmental issue and provide cross-curriculum teaching in science, geography and art.

 

Competition Closes: Friday 23 August 2019

Winners announced: World Shorebirds Day, Friday 6 September

Display of top entries at Australian Synchrotron Open Day, Sunday 20 October
 

Prizes

Schools – supply of educational materials of teacher’s choosing to the following value:

School Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

Sydney/Illawarra - Years 3/4

$500

$250

Sydney/Illawarra - Years 5/6

$500

$250

Melbourne - Levels 3/4

$500

$250

Melbourne - Levels 5/6

$500

$250

 

Students – supply of voucher to the following value:

Student Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

Sydney/Illawarra - Years 3/4

$100

$50

Sydney/Illawarra - Years 5/6

$100

$50

Melbourne - Levels 3/4

$100

$50

Melbourne - Levels 5/6

$100

$50

 

Highly Commended certificates will be awarded to other students who achieved a high standard.

 

Click on the links below for the Entry Form and further information.

Shorebirds Procedure and Entry Form

Shorebirds Teacher Contact Form

Shorebirds Competition Terms and Judging

Shorebirds Information and Threatened Shorebirds

Links to syllabus content

Shorebirds 2018 results

 

Teachers must pre-select three entries only from each class and mail these with the Teacher Contact Form included to the following address by Friday 23 August:

ANSTO Shorebirds Competition

c/- ANSTO Discovery Centre (B65)

New Illawarra Rd,

LUCAS HEIGHTS NSW 2234

 

To register your interest or make additional enquiries, please contact: competition@ansto.gov.au