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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 - 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...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - DATTA Awards 2017
Closes: 24th August, 2018

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...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Hutchinson Builders Awards - Excellence in Architectural Graphics 2018
Closes: 1st November, 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...

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...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Engineering Award 2017
Closes: 1st November, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon  This is a new award sponsored by Jacobs Engineering. Bursaries are available for students interested in pursuing a...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - MODERN HISTORY COMPETITION 2017
Closes: 20th October, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon Students are to respond in essay format within the word limit on a suitable topic related to the...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Ports North Environmental Awards 2017
Closes: 13th October, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon  These awards are open to senior secondary students in years 11 and 12 currently participating in biology, marine...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Excellence in Pharmacy Award 2017
Closes: 13th October, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon         This award is open to students in year 12 who wish to pursue a...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Legal Studies Competition 2017
Closes: 6th October, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon The Marino Legal Studies Award is a joint initiative of the Business Liaison Association and Marino Lawyers. Schools...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Keith Goodwin Scholarships in Accounting and Business 2017
Closes: 15th September, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon   We have much pleasure in offering accounting students from Cardwell to the Cape the opportunity to apply...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts
Closes: 14th September, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon  The Business Liaison Association Inc, in conjunction with the Peninsula Art Educators Association PAEA)  are pleased to announce bursaries...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Business Planning Competition 2017
Closes: 13th September, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon Generously sponsored by TBS Distribution, the Business Planning Competition run through the Business Liaison Association) is open to...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Award for Exellence in Physical Education 2017
Closes: 13th September, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon          The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with the Physical Education Teachers Association Inc. Peninsula Branch), are...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Award for Excellence in Architectural Graphics 2017
Closes: 25th August, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon The Business Liaison Association in conjunction with Hutchinson Builders, are offering bursaries for students interested in pursuing a...

Closed for 2017 - 2018 info coming soon - Legal Essay Competition 2017
Closes: 25th August, 2017

Closed for 2017 2018 info coming soon We are running two categories – year 11 and year 12. Please stipulate which category the applicant falls...

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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