Opportunities and events

Our list of competitions, prizes, experiences and other opportunities for students which are open now or coming up soon.

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Physical and online experience

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in visual arts in NSW.

Penguin Watch - Zooniverse

Online experiences

Use Penguin Watch to count penguins found on time lapse photos from remote regions of the world to help understand their lives and environment.

Image: You can write 20 words or you can write 300. You can submit anonymously or write your name in The Diary Files. Everyone has a story to tell.

The Diary Files - DX Lab - State Library of NSW


The Diary Files website is an open platform for you to write a diary entry of up to 300 words and become part of an online collection of vignettes from the everyday lives of the people of NSW and beyond. You don't need to be a writer to participate. You can write 20 words or you can write 300. Your words will become part of The Diary Files. The project is supported by ABC Radio Sydney who will be featuring some entries in This Moment in Time.

Film by… Aussie Kids

Online exhibition | Resources

Film by .is an online digital platform for Australian public school students to showcase their creativity in film and digital media and support the teaching of film-making. Check out the film and photo library. Access the resources. Submit your film.

Video still featuring two stage-lit musicians rehearsing
Image: Antonio Hart - big band workshop. Photo: Steve Mundinger

Sydney Opera House - online learning hub

Online learning

The Sydney Opera House presents inspirational activities to watch, listen and read. The online learning hub includes livestreamed talks and tours, podcasts and videos from past performances, masterclasses and workshops. Get introduced to classical music, take a jazz masterclass with Herbie Hancock, or hear David Walliams talk about writing novels. Take a lesson in set design, illustration, puppet-making ... and more.

Arty Farty - A Podcast for Kids


The Sydney Opera House's brand new podcast Arty Farty – A Podcast for Kids has been created especially for kid creatives. We’re excited to share special moments, insights, tips, tricks and more from kids themselves, and creative types who appear here at the House. Season 2: Creative Conversations is on now.

Deadly Voices from the House


Intimate interviews with First Nations artists and leaders, presented by journalist, actor, producer and arts guru Rhoda Roberts AO, and recorded live from Sydney Opera House. Featuring a diverse selection of guest appearances from prominent First Nations leaders from the music, arts and culture sector. Deadly Voices from the House provides an important platform to discuss critical issues and explore the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary culture.

Image: Utzon's Universe Workshop - Sydney Opera House. Photo: Daniel Boud

Sydney Opera House - For the kids

Online experiences

Experience the Sydney Opera House from inside your very own home with a range of digital content and hands-on activities created especially to entertain, educate and inspire. For the kids has something for kids of all ages to discover with behind-the-scenes videos, how-to tutorials, author talks and craft workshops, so you can engage with the arts while at home..

March 2021

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Challenge opens 1 March
Speak to your teacher or librarian about how you can get involved in this year's challenge and start reading more books!

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Entries open soon
Communicating scientific ideas and discoveries to the world is a tricky task. Take up the challenge to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessibile and entertaining to the public by creating a 2-minute film on this year's theme 'Big'.

April 2021

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