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Join the Double Helix sustainability squad!
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Are you passionate about the environment? We want to hear from you! What are you doing in your school or local community to make a difference?

We’re looking for 5 young readers to be part of the Double Helix sustainability squad. You can inspire other young Australians by sharing your story in our magazine.

Prize pack

  1. Have your story published in Double Helix magazine
  2. $150 universal gift card to spend on your project
  3. CSIRO sustainability T-shirt

How to enter

If you’re a school-aged student, answer this question in 300 to 350 words: What actions are you taking to support the environment?

To be in the running to win these fantastic prizes, email your answer to Include your name and age, as well as a photo showing us your project. Ask a parent for permission before entering. The 5 most inspiring entries will win a prize pack each.

Entries due 30 November 2022!

Terms and conditions of entry

1. To be valid, entries must include entrant’s name and age. 2. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO. 3. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance. 4. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 5. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further. 6. Winners will be notified by email. 7. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 8. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO. 9. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize. 10. The closing date for entries is 30 November 2022. 11. Competition entries must be the entrant’s own work. 12. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere. 13. We will contact winners regarding the timing of prize delivery. 14. Your privacy is important to us. Personal information may be shared by CSIRO with third parties, such as designers, printers, and distributors for the purpose of assisting CSIRO in providing these activities. For further details of how CSIRO will use and manage your personal information, see CSIRO’s privacy policy at

2 responses

  1. Ruth Evans Avatar
    Ruth Evans

    Thank you for your wonderful publication and newsletter. The students at Mentone Grammar are making environmentally friendly gifts by growing tomatoes and basil in a vertical garden. We plan to use environmentally friendly packaging and homemade cards and plant markers too.

  2. David Avatar

    Hi Ruth,
    That’s a great project! If you want to enter the competition, please send your entry to
    Keep up the good work!

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