We’re a team of young students on a mission to change the game, developing and launching a CubeSat into orbit.
Our goal is to create a better world through the adoption of sustainability, universal education, and innovative technologies. We aim to inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders, thinkers, and engineers who will have the responsibility of developing novel solutions to the world's big issues such as climate change, poverty, conflict, and multi-planetary life.
In addition, we plan to foster and inspire young people in disadvantaged parts of the world, in order to help bridge the gap that exists purely due to geographic location. In order to achieve this, we plan to partner with organisations such as the United Nations to construct facilities and support networks by investing in education initiatives, healthcare facilities, and basic necessities.
Our CubeSat will transmit live video back to earth, along with data from two student-built...
In this competition, students will create their own Android/iOS applications while learning the fundamentals of computer programming.
This competition is perfect for children who dream of creating their own apps and sharing them with friends or publishing them.
The theme for the competition is “Well Being”. Students need to build an app that focuses on Emotional, Physical and Social well being.
Through 3 online interactive sessions, students will learn and create an array of apps. Finally students create their own app and compete in the competition.
By the end of the competition, the top 3 app developers will be awarded prizes and showcased on Atlab social platforms
THEME OF THIS COMPETITION: "Well Being"
The theme for the competition is " Well Being". Students need to identify an real life problem that focuses on Physical, Emotional and Social well being and build an app to solve that problem.
This competition is perfect for children who dream of creating their own...
An opportunity for young Commonwealth citizens to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on key global issues and have their hard work and achievement celebrated internationally.
We are pleased to announce that The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 was launched in Christchurch, New Zealand by our Vice-Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on the theme 'Climate Action and the Commonwealth'.
Each year, aspiring young writers are asked to submit their pieces in response to a theme. Recent themes have included A Connected Commonwealth (2019) Towards a Common Future ( 2018 ) A Commonwealth for Peace (2017 ) and ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ ( 2016 ) ; drawing out innovative ideas for positive change and encouraging entrants to consider new perspectives. The theme is rooted in Commonwealth values, providing an interesting introduction to the network and allowing young people to explore their own connection to the Commonwealth, whilst fostering an empathetic...
A chance to win a monetary prize and membership of the NZ Society of Authors.
“If Shakespeare has relevance for us it lies in his incomparable understanding of humanity and human relationships. Racism and global warming were of no concern in the 16th century; the position of the stranger was. For this Essay discuss the development of character and the relationship between characters, looking at the play as an artistic whole and using quotations intelligently. Make it a personal response to the play as a whole.” – Dr Ida Gaskin
Essays should be written in formal style and deal with such topics as theme, language, imagery, and characterisation. Length – minimum of 300 words.
Chances to win money and the exciting opportunity to have your image exhibited in New Zealand and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
The winning video title card design is used for the information page between each performance on the MP4 recording, which is sent out to schools and other recipients nationally and internationally.
Chances to win money and the exciting opportunity to have your image or poster exhibited in New Zealand and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Create an image which represents any aspect of any of Shakespeare’s plays – let your imagination run free and create an eye-catching design.
If you want to enter in the Poster category, make sure to design a striking image with all performance information needed on a good poster.
A chance to compose for Shakespeare, win some money and gain additional great opportunities.
Competitions from classical to rock, solo instruments, duos, trios, choral voices, Sibelius, imaginative music either for use in a Shakespeare play or inspired by a Shakespeare play may be composed by secondary students around the country.
The Supreme Winner also has the opportunity of attending SGCNZ’s National Shakespeare Schools Production as the Student Composer and is eligible for selection as a member of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company to represent NZ at the Globe. Standard fees apply for both.
Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) is a life skills enhancing organisation through Shakespeare. It interacts and collaborates with Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
SGCNZ was founded in 1991. By the end of our 28 th year in 2019, 120 000+ students had been involved in our festivals and associated activities. Providing educational opportunities for people of all ages – primary, secondary, tertiary, emerging and professional theatre practitioners, teachers, corporate sector and lovers of Shakespeare – SGCNZ helps lift Shakespeare from the page to performance and other highly imaginative manifestations.
Developing skills of young people, including collaboration, co-operation, compromise, and at the same time, leadership, self-presentation, self- confidence, self-esteem, time management, project management and performance evaluation are just some of the key skills SGCNZ enhances.
A type of ‘cultural united nations’, SGCNZ transverses ethnic and socio-economic boundaries,...
Annual nationwide examination to enrich and deepen the candidates’ appreciation for the English language and its literature.
Candidates are required to read and study a text that is compiled each year and are then tested on the content. The exam requires a critical, intelligent, individual responses to the given works.
The aim is to enrich and deepen the candidates’ appreciation for the English language and its literature.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.saenglisholympiad.org.za/
Seeking the best publishable potential, quality of theoretical/empirical work able contribute in it is making to South African/African sociology.
To showcase South Africa’s top emerging sociologists at the university level.
For more information visit the official site at https:// www.sasaonline.org.za
The South African Championships of Performing Arts is the only official national competition for both novice and experienced performers, and includes Acting, Dance. Vocal Instrumental, Modelling, Variety Acts,
There will be three (3) rounds of Competition:
Provincial Round – Provincial Auditions
National Round – South Africa Championships of Performing Arts
International Round – World Championships of Performing Arts
The time limit for competition at the first two (2) rounds will be 90 seconds – the final round of Competition at the World Championships of Performing Arts, your time limit will ONLY be one (1) minute.
To offer local performers a local competition with a chance to eventually compete on the world stage.
For more information visit the official site at https://sacopa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Official-Semi-Final-Audition-Round-2020.pdf
A number of multiple choice questions where teams have to simultaneously answer between four possible responses.
The quiz is run as a knock-out event. Teams of four grade 7 learners per school enter, with each participating school being allowed to field one team. Many schools run internal quizzes with teams of four learners competing to be the team that eventually represents their school in the inter-schools quiz.
The objective of this competition is to contribute to the improvement of awareness, interest, understanding, and insight into basic astronomy, as well as, build an appreciation of and pride in South Africa’s history of science activity and achievements, amongst others.
For more information visit the official site at http://do-astroquiz.saao.ac.za
21.1km (13.1 miles)
Easter Saturday, April
Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch
Self-development through sport on many levels including health and fitness, psychological wellbeing, social interaction.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/events/half-marathon/
Annual schools engineering competition
A wide range of categories to choose from designing a classroom to building a car driven by rubber bands and a ping pong ball launcher. A school may send a team to partake in every category. Due to time constraints on that day, only one team per competition per school will be allowed.
To make learners aware of the possibilities in engineering, reaffirm the importance of good grades in Mathematics and Physical Science and ensure learners perceive engineering as an exciting and rewarding profession that is worth pursuing.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.tut.ac.za/faculties/engineering/competitions
Fashion design competition
Learners must design a garment making use of used waste recyclable material such as used paper, plastic, cans and cardboard.
No bought or new material will be accepted.
Examples of unacceptable materials include new cloth, new hessian and new, unused plastic bags.
As it is a fashion show, participants must model their creations during Sasol Techno X 2019.
To encourage learners to create a fashion garment making use of used waste recyclables and so become aware of the importance of recycling, aimed at increasing environmental awareness.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.sasoltechnox.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Fashion-Show-Leaflet-2019.pdf
A fine arts competition in three age categories with themes to be announced in due course.
Each learner must create an original 2D artwork depicting Science, Maths or Technology.
The artwork must be based on the theme ‘Dream. Explore. Become’.
The theme must be interpreted as creatively as possible.
Any medium or combination of mediums may be used.
Two winners per grade will be identified
Encourage your learners to create artwork that reflects the theme ‘DREAM. EXPLORE. BECOME.’
For more information visit the official site at https://www.sasoltechnox.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/National-Art-Competition-Leaflet-2019.pdf
Computer programming and coding contest
Schools select to take part online or offline
In the case of online participation, the Computer Olympiad office will send the required number of logins for the number of learners entered. The Olympiad computers do the marking (no marking for the teacher) and the results are sent to schools.
Identify, encourage and reward computer aptitude
Promote and encourage computer studies
Create an awareness of career opportunities in ICT
For more information visit the official site at http://www.olympiad.org.za/
Inter-school math contest
Consist of written papers for individuals in various age-group categories in a qualifying round and finals. Only teachers need to register not individual school learners. Schools can enter as many students as they like.
To encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and expose communities to these fields of study. Wits believe that Mathematics is the foundation upon which all disciplines rely.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.wits.ac.za/maths-competition
Creative writing contest
Write a titled essay of 1 000 - 2 000 words on one of a short list of topics
To inspire creative writing giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents The ability to think critically. Helping learners to express thoughts clearly and logically on paper.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.royalsocietysa.org.za
A premier performing arts competition for individuals, small and large groups
It is an inclusive competition platform presented annually for talented youths, adjudicated by members of the Adjudicators’ Forum.
The Eisteddfod showcases top young talent but more importantly as a platform for performing arts it has a positive impact on the personal growth of all its participants, irrespective of skill level and participants develop confidence and belief in themselves.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.eisteddfod.co.za