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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 Cairns Hilton Hotel on WEDNESDAY 28 November 2018 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.




Applications Open - Creative Radio Award 2018
Closes: 21st September, 2018

Creative Radio Award 2018     This is a award sponsored by Star 102.7 Year 11 and 12 students are asked to select one of...

Applications Open - Oasis Magazine Internship Competition 2018
Closes: 21st September, 2018

Win the chance to learn from the best!  Internship at Oasis Magazine. Oasis Magazine is more than a publishing company, they have an expanding business in...

Applications Open - Gayler Cleland Solicitors Legal Essay Competition 2018
Closes: 1st October, 2018

Gayler Cleland Solicitors Legal Essay Competition 2018 Schools have the opportunity, to nominate student essays from Year 11 and Year 12 Legal Studies for the...

Applications Open - Ports North Environmental Awards 2018
Closes: 12th October, 2018

Ports North Environmental Awards 2018  ELIGIBILITY The awards are open to senior secondary students in years eleven 11) and twelve 12) currently participating in biology,...

Applications Open - Excellence in Pharmacy Award 2018
Closes: 12th October, 2018

ALIVE PHARMACY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY   The Business Liaison Association Inc., in conjunction with science teachers in Far North Queensland, is offering a...

Applications Open - Vocational Education and Training Awards 2018
Closes: 15th October, 2018

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...

Applications Open - Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts 2018
Closes: 18th October, 2018

Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts 2018 The Business Liaison Association Inc, in conjunction with the Peninsula Art Educators’ Association, is launching bursaries for students...

Applications Open - Award for Excellence in Physical Education & Health 2018
Closes: 18th October, 2018

Award for Excellence in Physical Education Health 2018 The Business Liaison Association Inc., is offering Bursaries for students interested in pursuing a career in a...

Applications Open - Cairns RSL Sub Branch Modern History Competition 2018
Closes: 19th October, 2018

Cairns RSL Sub Branch Modern History Competition 2018   Applicants are invited for the Modern History Competition 2018. Two categories are being run – Year...

Applications Open - Kelly Wealth Services Economics Award 2018
Closes: 19th October, 2018

On behalf of Angela Toppin, BLA Chairperson, we are very pleased to invite your students to enter the BLA Economics Competition 2018.  Our Sponsor, Kelly...

Applications Open - DATTA Awards 2018
Closes: 22nd October, 2018

DATTA AWARDS Design and Technology Teachers' Association) BLA AND DATTA INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN AWARDS AND SHOWCASE   The Business Liaison Association Inc., in conjunction...

Applications Open - FGF Design Awards 2018
Closes: 1st November, 2018

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

Applications Open - Jacobs Engineering Industrial Technology & Design Award 2018
Closes: 1st November, 2018

Jacobs Engineering Industrial Technology Design Award 2018 The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with Jacobs Engineering, are offering Bursaries for students interested in pursuing a...

Applications Open - Early Childhood Educators' Awards 2018
Closes: 17th September, 2018

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...

Applications Open - Business Planning Competition 2018
Closes: 14th September, 2018

TBS DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS PLANNING COMPETITION 2018 The TBS Distribution Business Planning Competition run through the Business Liaison Association) is open to all students enrolled in...

Applications Open - Keith Goodwin Scholarships in Accounting and Business 2018
Closes: 14th September, 2018

Keith Goodwin Scholarships in Accounting and Business 2018 Once again Business Teachers, under the auspices of the Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund and the...

Applications Open - Agricultural Futures Awards 2018
Closes: 14th September, 2018

Agricultural Futures Awards The Business Liaison Association Inc. are offering Bursaries for students interested in pursuing a career in an Agricultural related Science, Engineering or...

Applications Open - CQUniversity Awards for Excellence in the Performing Arts 2018
Closes: 7th September, 2018

Applications Close 7 September 2018 The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with  REACH Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs)  is offering bursaries for students...

Applications Open - Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2018
Closes: 31st August, 2018

$2,000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON! Plus access to senior executives working in the hospitality and tourism industry in FNQ. This Award is open to...

Applications Open - Hutchinson Builders Awards for Excellence in Architectural Graphics 2018
Closes: 24th August, 2018

HUTCHINSON BUILDERS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with Hutchinson Builders, are offering Bursaries for students interested in pursuing...

Applications Open - Australian Institute of Office Professionals Awards - 2018
Closes: 17th August, 2018

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

Mock Court Competition 2018
Closes: 30th April, 2018

DATE:           WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018 TIME:            5.30 pm – 8:00 pm. VENUE:        CAIRNS Magistrate Courts Sheridan St CAIRNS Expressions of Interest and background information is...

Contact Us

Angela Toppin, Chair
(b/h): 0447 371 297
(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: Sandra Grimm
(07) 4232 2310
sandra@bla.org.au

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The Business Liaison Association is a well-recognised brand in Far North Queensland.

Within the education field, educators take note of BLA events and competitions. They encourage their students to participate, because they are professionally run and their students benefit from the experience.

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