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Awards, competitions and scholarships for kids
The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those who are outstanding  young Australians.
ABC Victorian Children's Arts Awards
ABC Local Radio and Fun4Kids Awards to encourage children's painting and drawing in Victoria, Australia. 

The National Youth Science Forum 'helps students moving into Year 12, who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers' Want more info?  

Australian Student Prize (formerly the Lord Florey Student Prize) International Olympiad Medal winners and year 12 students nominated by states and territories are eligible to win an Australian Student Prize. 500 winners each year receive a certificate and cash prize of $2,000.

Australian Vocational Student Prize  (AVSP) recognises Year 12 students who demonstrate exceptional skill, commitment and achievement while undertaking an Australian School-based Apprenticeship or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools programme. Students are nominated for the prize by their school. a FREE scholarship search service helping high school seniors and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants available from the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. Canadian site United States site

Canada Wide Science Fair - 450 young scientists are chosen to compete for medals and prizes worth over $900,000.(Canadian)

National Science Week of South Africa

The Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) brings young people from all over the world together for a week long seminar every year. It is organised by the Swedish Federation of Young Scientists and the Nobel Foundation. See participants here.

The 20th European Union Contest for Young Scientists will be held in Denmark in September 2008. It is for scientists aged between 14 and 21. Background of contest.

London International Youth Science Forum  

Wavemakers Annual Awards.  Wavemakers is a charity with a focus on children.  They 'believe that children and young people should be empowered, encouraged and inspired to change their worlds. We believe children and young people can have a positive impact on society and their views deserve to be heard.

Children and young people are involved in all aspects of our work, including judging the annual awards scheme and on the board as trustees.'