School's Competition

What’s in a phone? 2024 School’s Competition

Since 2019, the annual competition seeks to educate students about the lifecycle of mobile phones and encourage them to use creative ways to motivate their local community to recycle old mobile phones.

See the last years winning entries here!

To participate in the schools competition, students can submit any one of the following: Artwork (photo, drawing, sculpture, painting, digital) or a Short Film (1 minute).


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The theme for this year is What’s in a phone? 

Create an artwork or short film that shows what materials are in a phone, and what they can become when they’re recycled! We’re also encouraging entrants to recycle a phone as part of their entry, via our Zoos charity program here. The top prize is a class Virtual Zoo visit by Taronga Zoo, and a $4,000 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card.

Entries can be individual, a group, or a whole class. The judging criteria is here

Entries can be submitted between 1st of August and the 1st of November, 2024.

The competition is free, and open to primary and secondary students in Australia during 2024. Full terms and conditions are here.



Education resources

MobileMuster partners with Cool Australia to provide lessons for Years 3-8 designed to support teachers and students to produce quality films, photographs, and drawings for the competition.

You can access the latest education resources from Cool Australia here.

Through these lessons, students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

Helpful Documents

Terms, Judging Criteria and Consent Forms