Competition FAQs

#Key Dates

Entries Close

29 August 2021

Finalists Announced

31 August 2021

Winner Announced

21 September 2021

Nutcracker Performance

19 December 2021


1. Does the child I enter have to be enrolled in a dance school? 

No, entries are open to all Queensland children between the ages of 5 and 13 and they do not need to be enrolled in a dance school. However, a passion for dance is a must!

2. Do I have to live in Queensland to enter the competition? 

Yes, only Queensland residents over the age of 18 are eligible to enter their child in the competition. The child you are entering also needs to be a Queensland resident to be eligible for entry.

3. How old does the child I enter have to be? 

The child you enter in the competition must be between the ages of 5 and 13, inclusive.

4. How many children can I enter in the competition? 

You can enter as many children as you like, however each child can only be entered once.

5. When are competition entries open? 

Entries open at 10.00 am AEST on Monday 21 June 2021 and close at midnight AEST on Sunday 15 August 2021.

6. How do I submit a photo to the competition? 

Visit the Suncorp Dream Big Challenge website at: and follow the prompts to upload a creative photo of your child with a statement of up to 50 words describing your big move, why you chose your location and what your big ballet dream is.

7. Does it cost anything to enter? 

Competition entry is free of charge, but internet connection and usage rates may apply.

8. Can I enter a child in the competition if I am not their parent or guardian? 

You must be the child’s parent or legal guardian or a relative (over the age of 18) of the child and have their parent or legal guardian’s permission in order to enter the child into the competition.

9. Can I submit an old photo or word statement or re-enter my submission from last year’s ‘Suncorp Dream Big Challenge’ competition? 

No, you must submit a new photograph and statement specifically created for this year’s competition.

10. If my child wins the Major Prize, does he or she need to be available to attend The Nutcracker rehearsal? 

Yes, you must confirm you and your child’s availability to attend a rehearsal on Thursday 16 December 2021. They must also be available to attend the matinee performance of The Nutcracker on Sunday, 19 December 2021 at 1.30pm to perform their role as part of the Major Prize.

11. Will my child be used in media opportunities as an entrant, competition finalist or winner? 

By entering your child into the competition, you agree that they and their image may be used for media and marketing opportunities which may or may not be published and otherwise publicly broadcast.

12. How long will it take for my submission to be approved? 

Submissions will be reviewed within two business days. If approved, entries will be uploaded onto the Suncorp Dream Big Challenge website

13. Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns? 

If you need to get in touch, please email us at We will make every effort to respond to your enquiry within two business days.


14. What prizes are on offer?

Finalist Prize: 

The six Finalists will each receive an opportunity to participate in a money-can't-buy experience to visit the home of Queensland Ballet on Friday 17 September 2021 and experience a day in the life of a Queensland Ballet dancer (including flights to and from Brisbane and one night’s accommodation in Brisbane for finalists located more than 300km from Brisbane for the finalist and one parent or guardian). This prize is not transferable and therefore, should the finalists be unable to participate in the experience on this date, the prize will be forfeited. The six Finalists will also receive a ‘Nutcracker Prize Pack’ consisting of promotional products from Queensland Ballet and Suncorp.

Major Prize: 

The Major Prize winner will receive a Finalist Prize (outlined above), along with travel and accommodation for the winner and two (2) people (for winners located more than 300km from Brisbane) to perform a walk-on role in The Nutcracker performance on Sunday 19 December 2021. In addition, they will receive four (4) tickets to The Nutcracker on Sunday 19 December 2021. 


15. How will the six finalists be chosen? 

The six finalists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from Queensland Ballet and Suncorp. Finalists will be selected based on the creativity, impact and execution of their photo submission and 50-word entry.

16. When will the finalists be chosen?  

The finalists will be chosen between 18-20 August 2021 and notified via email and/or phone by Friday 27 August 2021.

17. When will the six finalists be announced?  

Tuesday 31 August 2021 the six finalists will be announced on the Suncorp Dream Big Challenge website

18. Will the finalists be profiled in news media? 

The six Finalists may be profiled in metropolitan and regional media, depending on media interest.

19. When can I claim my prizes? 

Finalists and Winners must confirm acceptance of the prize within three business days. Queensland Ballet and Suncorp will work with the Finalists and Winners to finalise the details of their prize collection or delivery.

20. What if I don’t claim my prize within three Business Days? 

Any prizes not redeemed within the time stipulated will be forfeited, and no substitute or compensation will be provided.

21. Who can I contact if I have an enquiry about this competition or my entry? 

If you need to get in touch, please email us at We will make every effort to respond to your enquiry within two business days.