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Every year, the Business Liaison Association, in association with a huge range of Cairns businesses, presents awards and bursaries to senior secondary school students.

These awards are presented in November each year to inspire and motivate students towards further education and their future careers.   This year's event will take place at the Pullman International on Thursday 29 November 2017 from 5.30 p.m.

Over $60,000 in prizes and bursaries will be given out on the night.  Keep watching this page as updated information will be uploaded as soon as it comes to hand.

Click on the button below relating to the award you're interested in, and you will be taken to a separate page which will include sponsor information, prizes available and criteria.




CLOSED FOR 2017 - Mock Court Competition
Closes: Yet to be determined

Graphic Design Award
Closes: Yet to be determined

NOW OPEN - FGF Design Awards 2017
Closes: 1st November, 2017

The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with FGF Developments are offering bursaries for students interested in pursuing a career in engineering at tertiary level.  ...

NOW OPEN - Engineering Award 2017
Closes: 1st November, 2017

This is a new award sponsored by Jacobs Engineering. Bursaries are available for students interested in pursuing a career in the Enginering field at Tertiary...

NOW OPEN - MODERN HISTORY COMPETITION 2017
Closes: 20th October, 2017

Students are to respond in essay format within the word limit on a suitable topic related to the Conflict and Power" theme.   Students in...

NOW OPEN - Kelly Wealth Services Economics Award 2017
Closes: 20th October, 2017

This competition is made possible by sponsorship from Kelly Wealth Services. It is open to students in years 11 and 12. Only students receiving a...

NOW OPEN - Early Childhood Educators' Awards
Closes: 13th October, 2017

Early Childhood students in Years 11 and 12 are encouraged to enter these Awards.  Also Year 10 students in schools where a similar course is...

NOW OPEN - Ports North Environmental Awards 2017
Closes: 13th October, 2017

These awards are open to senior secondary students in years 11 and 12 currently participating in biology, marine science, chemistry, science 21, geography and earth...

NOW OPEN - Excellence in Pharmacy Award 2017
Closes: 13th October, 2017

This award is open to students in year 12 who wish to pursue a career in Pharmacy. The award is sponsored by Alive Pharmacy in...

NOW OPEN - Vocational Education and Training Awards 2017
Closes: 11th October, 2017

These awards promote vocational education in schools and encourage students to pursue vocational pathways whilst completing their secondary education.  The aim of the awards is...

NOW OPEN - Legal Studies Competition 2017
Closes: 6th October, 2017

The Marino Legal Studies Award is a joint initiative of the Business Liaison Association and Marino Lawyers. Schools have the opportunity to nominate students from...

NOW OPEN - Creative Radio Award 2017
Closes: 29th September, 2017

This is a new award sponsored by Star 102.7. Year 11 and 12 students are asked to select one of the Business Liaison Association sponsors...

NOW OPEN - Keith Goodwin Scholarships in Accounting and Business 2017
Closes: 15th September, 2017

We have much pleasure in offering accounting students from Cardwell to the Cape the opportunity to apply for the Keith Goodwin Memorial Scholarships in senior...

NOW OPEN - Natural Sciences Competition 2017
Closes: 15th September, 2017

Awards for Excellence in Natural Sciences   The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with the Agricultural Teachers' Association and sponsors Howe Farming, Mareeba District Fruit...

Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts - NOW OPEN FOR 2017
Closes: 14th September, 2017

The Business Liaison Association Inc, in conjunction with the Peninsula Art Educators Association PAEA)  are pleased to announce bursaries for students in the far north region interested...

Business Planning Competition 2017
Closes: 13th September, 2017

Generously sponsored by TBS Distribution, the Business Planning Competition run through the Business Liaison Association) is open to all students enrolled in business communication and...

NOW OPEN - Award for Exellence in Physical Education 2017
Closes: 13th September, 2017

The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with the Physical Education Teachers Association Inc. Peninsula Branch), are offering bursaries for students interested in pursuing a career...

NOW OPEN - Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2017
Closes: 1st September, 2017

Almost $2000 in prizes to be won plus access to senior executives working in the hospitality and tourism industry in FNQ. These awards, generously sponsored...

NOW OPEN - CQuniversity Awards for Excellence in the Performing Arts 2017
Closes: 1st September, 2017

The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with  REACH Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs)  is offering bursaries for students of the far northern region...

NOW OPEN - Award for Excellence in Architectural Graphics 2017
Closes: 25th August, 2017

The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with Hutchinson Builders, are offering bursaries for students interested in pursuing a career in architecture at tertiary level. The Awards...

NOW OPEN - Legal Essay Competition 2017
Closes: 25th August, 2017

We are running two categories – year 11 and year 12. Please stipulate which category the applicant falls into in the registration form below. Each...

NOW OPEN - DATTA Awards 2017
Closes: 26th August, 2016

DATTA AWARDS Design and Technology Teachers' Association) The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with DATTA are again offering the above competition to Industrial Technology students...

NOW OPEN - AIOP Awards - 2017
Closes: 19th August, 2016

Australian Institute of Office Professionals Awards 2017 Schools have the opportunity to nominate students from the Business Communication and Technologies, Business Organisation and Management and...

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Angela Toppin, Chair
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(a/h): (07) 4092 1297
Fax: (07) 4051 5972
info@bla.org.au
Address all correspondence to:
The Secretary
PO Box 7371
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Secretariat: Jane Baxter
0434 271 618
jane@bla.org.au

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