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What are the Game Changer Awards?

The Game Changer Awards are a program that brings together students interested in STEM and innovation. Students work on projects throughout the year and are then able to present them to the Game Changer Awards judges at the Award Expo. These ideas will be showcased to families, industries and government officers at the event so everyone can learn and play together!

In the tradition of science fairs, we encourage students to unleash their inner innovator to create projects aimed at developing and utilising the STEM skills they have learned through out their school careers, including research, coding and design, as well as teamwork, presentation skills and organisation.

Our aim is to facilitate the Game Changers of tomorrow to embrace STEM as a problem solving tool and encourage them to further develop the skills used during the awards through STEM degrees and jobs in the future.

History

The Game Changer Awards were created in 2016 from the WA IT & Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) Incite Awards, which reward innovation and excellence in the WA IT Industry. The WAITTA committee wanted a way to encourage more young people into IT careers.

The Awards were held as a pilot in 2016 with only a few schools attending as a proof of concept, and were a resounding success. Both students and teachers found the program to be rewarding, engaging and fun.

In 2017 the Awards expanded to over 50 teams from all over Perth. A few teams even travelled from rural areas to attend.

We plan to expand even further in 2018 and to create a framework to take the awards to all parts of WA and even nationally