MY PLACE, OUR PLACE
This scheme, managed by Living Earth and sponsored by Legal and General, requires secondary schools and local businesses to cooperate in setting up grass-roots environmental projects for the chance of winning Pounds 2,000 in cash prizes. Registrations should be in by January 15 by ringing helpline 0171 724 9898, or by e-mail at the world wide web address, http:www.gn.apc.orgLiving Earth, which also provides further information. Projects should be completed by late May.
SAINSBURY'S CHOIR OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Four prestigious titles carrying a total of Pounds 7,000 in prize money, a Pounds 1,000 commission and the chance to appear nationally on BBC television are among the prizes on offer. This year's competition has a new Youth Choir of the Year category. Application forms should be in by January 22. Details: 0171 221 7883.
THE DISNEY CHANNEL TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Maeve Carty, who counselled pupils when the Enniskillen bomb exploded outside her school, is a previous regional winner, and Dr Audrey Wisbey, who overcame polio to gain seven doctorates and open her own school for children with special needs, was last year's overall winner. Schools should send in nominations by February 19 to: The Disney Channel Teacher of the Year Awards, Aspect, 3-5 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ. The overall winner will travel to the United States to be presented with a bronze statuette and an Pounds 8,000 bursary for school funds. Details: 0171 430 0788.