ATOM Groundswell Schools Competition

The ATOM Groundswell Schools Competition offers Australian and New Zealand primary and secondary school students the opportunity to create a piece of work addressing environmental issues or sustainability, and win fantastic prizes in the process.

Entries may consist of one of the following formats:

  • Film
  • Website
  • Essay
  • Photo Essay

For more information about the competition, including the categories, rules & guidelines, and info on prizes and judging, please see Rules & Guidelines.

Please also read the competition Terms & Conditions.

We are also providing students with plenty of information on Copyright. Entries containing any unauthorised content will be disqualified.

Key dates

  • Call for entries: 25 November 2019
  • Close of entries: Midday AEST, Friday 11 September 2020
  • Finalists announced: TBC
  • Winners announced and prizes presented: At the 2020 SAE ATOM Awards Student Awards Presentation – Tuesday 10 November 2020.


Please log in below to access the ATOM Groundswell Schools Competition 2020 entry system.

NOTE: If you had an existing account at ATOM’s The Education Shop prior to May 2015 – or if you’ve entered the ATOM Awards, the 1-Minute Film Competition, the ATOM Photo Comp or Front Page in the past eight years – you will need to use the same account details to sign in here.