Six fun competitions for SA teachers and their classes

Submitted by Fiona Beal

There are a number of competitions available for SA teachers at the moment. I will advertise them here by their closing dates:

1. (21 June closing date): Sub-Saharan Africa Schools Olympic Truce Competition


 Click here for more information on the Olympic Truce competition.

The competition is simple and flexible, to meet the needs of any classroom. It gives students the opportunity to go beyond sport and learn about the ideals behind the Games. Pupils will work together as a team, participate in exploratory learning and engage with the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Winning entries will be selected from each of the following regions – Eastern Africa, Western Africa and Southern Africa. The winning schools will receive £500 to run an international event for pupils, teachers and the school community. The winning class will receive a certificate, and you’ll also get the opportunity to show your work to a wider audience. Winning entries will be displayed in a special online gallery and in exhibitions at the British Council office in your country.

Competition formats
Entries to the competition should be in one of the following three formats:
Poster – A3 size, scanned or digitally photographed
Digital presentation – PowerPoint, slideshow, Photo Story or any other digital format
Newspaper or magazine article – digital text format (MS Word, Adobe PDF or similar) with or without photos

Getting started
We’ve got a range of great ideas to kick start your school’s work on the Games. Download our free project templates, get inspiration from the Olympic Truce Project Templates, or take a look at our Olympic Truce learning resources. And find out what other teachers from around the world are doing in our discussion forum.

2. (19 May 2012 to 1 September 2012): Global Rockstar competition


After the great success of
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Become Global Rockstar 2012 & get featured on the new album.
Go to to find out more.

It is simple!

1. upload your video or share a YouTube Link on Global Rockstar from 19 May 2012 to 1 September 2012

2. get people to vote for your video from 1 September 2012 to 1 December 2012.

3. (6 September – closing date): Cartoon Network Animation Generation Competition 2012

Go to for more details plus the entry form. This competition is for 6 – 14 years old students


To enter the competition, all learners need to do is draw a NEW character for “The Amazing World of Gumball”, and to incorporate their character into a colourful poster design.

There are only two conditions: the learners’ work must be original (so no tracing); and as imaginative and original as possible! 

4. (21 September 2012 – closing date): Classroom of the Future Grade 6 competition

Go to  for more details plus the entry form


What should teamwork, originality, communication, and critical thinking look like in a classroom of the future? What tools and systems should today’s teachers use to prepare their students for tomorrow?

5. (30 September – closing date ) Lucky Star competition

Go to for more details plus the entry form


Learners need to create their very own unique and delicious fish dish and submit their entries. Your entries should include: The recipe of your fish dish typed or written out Photos showing us your delicious fish dish Open to all Schools and Age Groups. 

6. (31 October 2012 – closing date): Collect-a-can 2012 Schools Competition

Go to for more details plus the entry form


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