Category Archives: Competition

Apply now for the Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition 2018

Just launched, the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition for 2018.

Inspiring Explorers is a programme that seeks to connect young people with the spirit of exploration and gives them a platform to share their stories and inspire others.

Applications are now open for the Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition for 2018!

The expedition will attempt a 560km crossing on skis of the Greenland ice cap.

We are looking for three young New Zealanders or Australians (20-35 years) to participate.

The expedition honours Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first successful crossing of the Greenland ice cap in 1888. Nansen is regarded as an icon of polar exploration and his innovations and expeditions inspired explorers of the Antarctic heroic-era, including Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.

We are looking for young people with an adventurous spirit, resilience and endurance to be a part of this special team. Applicants do not need to be seasoned polar explorers.

Applications close Sunday 19 November.

For more information and the application form check out the website>


Share your end of lecture snaps and win!

Snapchat compShare your end of lecture snaps with on Snapchat and enter to win great prizes!

Up for grabs is a student survival pack (valued at $200) and ten $10  UCSA cafe vouchers.

Entries are open from 9am Monday 16 October – 11.59pm Monday 23 October – so come on, show us how you’re spending your last week of lectures. Terms and conditions apply> 

Photo-a-day challenge – nature and mental health awareness

Last year the Mental Health Foundation received thousands of stunning entries for the Photo-a-day Challenge and loved seeing nature through our eyes.

The Photo-a-day Challenge was so popular last year they’re doing it again this year. It will run for 15 days from 1–15 October! Head out into nature, look at it with fresh eyes and show everyone  what you see!

Post and tag a picture each day using prompts from MHAW. Each day one lucky person will win a prize! #MHAWNZ @MHFNZ @MentalHealthFoundationNZ

Oct. 1 – My view
Oct. 2 – Gratitude
Oct. 3 – Light
Oct. 4 – Water
Oct. 5 – Small treasures
Oct. 6 – Nature indoors
Oct. 7 – Bush walk
Oct. 8 – Art
Oct. 9 – Pop of colour
Oct. 10 – MHAW Lockout
Oct. 11 – Papatūānuku (Mother Earth)
Oct. 12 – Creature
Oct. 13 – Spring
Oct. 14 – Love my backyard
Oct. 15 – Nature is key to…

And if your photo is connected to life at UC don’t forget to tag it #ucnow

Info on awesome prizes and how to register here>