The Competition

The poster and video competition supports teachers to engage their students with one of the world's most solve-able challenges, litter entering our waterways!

Your student/s will explore one type of plastic item that we use at home, at school or in the community and design a poster showing how you would re-purpose or replace this object with a better alternative, or show how you would inspire others to change their use of the plastic object.

Entries close on November 27th, 2020, 5pm EST and will be announced in the first week of December, 2020.

Why Participate?

The 2020 #SeaToSource schools poster competition is one way to encourage students to think about how people should, can and are taking action to address litter entering our waterways; one of the most solvable environmental challenges of our time.

Through the #SeaToSource Campaign, CVA will support their learning journey by demonstrating how communities are taking action to stop plastics pollution, and how they too can raise awareness and take action.


One main prize of a 3 month subscription to Australian Geographic will be awarded within 5 different year-level groupings (from Foundation to Year 10), to the most thoughtful, creative and well-presented poster or video.

Posters or videos can be presented by an individual student or by a group. Submissions can be video or other types of digital presentation as well as a poster or image. Expressions of positive, creative and thoughtful designs and social solutions are encouraged.

Student content will only be shared publicly after teacher and parent permission is provided.

Enter the competition

Teachers and educators submit their students poster, video or presentation here


Curriculum links and ideas for integrated learning design are provided on this page to assist educators in planning a unit of work. Prizes will be given for entries across 5 different Band Levels.

Getting Students Involved

Students can be involved in the competition by designing their own individual entry, or a group submission from an environment club, youth voice group or a class-based unit of work.

I want to be involved

I'm a teacher and would like my students to be involved

The Criteria and Context

The criteria for success will vary depending on student Band Levels, and each entry will be assessed in the context of a supporting statement from the teacher/educator. This statement will address the effort, intent, thinking and creative aspects of the entry. A student or group of students could also submit an audio recording or video (less than 120 seconds) or a digital presentation (Less that 20Mb), or link to a digital presentation on-line.

Older students entries will be rewarded for demonstrating an understanding of the environmental, social and economic context of their solution.

Sustainable schools

Sustainable Schools information is available across Australia to support investigations into waste.