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Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) - 2014 competition

The Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) offer current Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to win a scholarship for future study in the Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University, amongst a host of other prizes.

MBC students have submitted entries in the past, with an MBC student gaining mention in the top 45 films for an entry submitted in 2012.

The 2014 competition entries must be submitted by 8 October.

Web: http://www.bufta.com.au/

MBC students who submit an entry are asked to notify the College Careers Adviser - and please share any news about the outcome of your entry.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - For Year 11 students

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) offers current Year 11 students the chance to sample a wide range of tertiary programs and careers in the sciences.  

Applicants must be in Year 11 (2014) and interested in a career in science, engineering or technology; planning to enrol in a science, engineering or technology related course at an Australian university; an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency status, and must be achieving good marks in science, but also have a broad range of other interests and skills, both extra-curricular and academic.

Session dates and venues (select one):

  • Session A Canberra: Monday 5 – Saturday 17 January 2015
  • Session B Perth: Monday 12 – Saturday 24 January 2015
  • Session C Canberra: Monday 19 – Saturday 31 January 2015

Full details are on the website shown below, and MBC students have been sent this information via email (dated 31 March). Intending applicants may investigate opportunities for sponsorship via a local Rotary Club. 

MBC applicants must follow College policy about references/statements of support, available from http://www.mbc.qld.edu.au/mymbc/mylearning/secondary-academic-admin/application-forms and must notify the Head of Science and the Careers Adviser of the intention to lodge an application.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - School Holiday Workshops at UQ

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at The University of Queensland (UQ, St Lucia campus) is offering holiday workshops in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout the various school holiday periods this year.

  • Suitable for students in Years 7 - 12
  • Students need to register individually (parent /carer to contact UQ to make the registration for the student)

1. Introduction to Robotics:

  • Cost $15.00 (plus GST)
  • Dates: 1 July, 30 September and 16 December 2014
  • Workshop duration: 3 hours, 9.00am - 12.00 noon

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI):

  • Cost $25.00 (plus GST)
  • Dates available: 2 July, 1 October and 17 December 2014
  • Workshop duration: 3 hours, 9.00am - 12.00 noon

3. Robogals Workshops - Robotics Workshop for girls

Robogals and The University of Queensland invite girls from Years 7 - 12 to attend a full-day Robotics Workshop for girls at UQ’s St Lucia campus. Try hands-on robotics activities and meet some of the UQ female Engineering students.

  • Workshop duration: 6 hours, 9.00am - 3.00pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Dates available: 3 July, 2 October and 18 December 2014

Details on each program: http://www.eait.uq.edu.au/holiday-robotics. For more information/ to register: Contact the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at The University of Queensland. Phone: 3365 3853 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Sony Young Movellist Australia Writing Competition

Movellas, Random House Australia and the Sony Reader store have joined forces to find the best young Australian writing superstar.

This is a free competition for young writers between 13 and 19 years.

Entries close Sunday 4 May 2014.

Details: http://www.movellas.com/competition/show/201402241615137704/fancy-yourself-as-a-published-author

MBC students who submit entries are required to notify Ms Maltby (Head of English).

#2030 - A Writing Competition

The Expert Editor is a leading professional editing company in Australia. The company is offering $1000 in prize money via #2030 - A writing Competition, for the best “idea” created on Ideapod related to the theme “2030″.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 May.

Details: http://www.experteditor.com.au/competition/

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