MobileMuster Student Schools Competition

Inspire recycling action!

You don’t have to be an experienced artist to take part in MobileMuster’s Schools Competition – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation.

Students create a drawing, photograph or short film (60 seconds) encouraging their community to recycle their old mobile phones. Students create their artwork in any genre and style.

Entry is open to all primary and secondary students in Australia, including homeschoolers and remote learners.

Get involved!

This year, MobileMuster is offering its biggest prize yet! There are 2 x $5,000 gift cards to be won, with 6x $1,000 runner-up prizes (Mastercard Gift Cards).

Important dates

Important dates:

  • 12 June 2023 – Schools Competition Opens
  • 30 September 2023 – Schools Competition Closes
  • 13-19 November 2023 – Winners announced and showcased during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week

Judging Criteria

For judging criteria, entry guidelines and terms and conditions, check out the competition website. Take a look at our previous winners for inspiration. Good luck!

Take a look at the 202220212020 and 2019 winners and finalists for inspiration.

MobileMuster resources

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MobileMuster Schools Competition (years 3 & 4)

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • Science
  • Human Endeavour
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
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MobileMuster Schools Competition (years 5 & 6)

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Human Endeavour
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
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MobileMuster Schools Competition (years 7 & 8)

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
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MobileMuster - Mobile Phone Recycling

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Sustainability

Professional learning

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Geographical Inquiry Made Simple

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 12
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
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With thanks to our partner

MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.