About The Game Changer Awards

The Game Changer Awards were created in 2016 by the WA IT & Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA), to encourage more young people into STEM careers.  The Awards were first held in 2016, with only a few schools attending, as a proof of concept. Both students and teachers found the program to be rewarding, engaging and fun, and it was a resounding success.  In 2018 and 2019, the Awards expanded to over 50 teams from all over Perth, with a few teams from rural areas.

The Game Changer Awards is not a STEM program, it is a STEM competition. The competition presents an ideal opportunity for children in Years 3 to 10 to showcase their innovative solutions to the worlds challenges (UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals), using project based learning, STEM skills, organisation, teamwork and presentation skills.

GCA2020 followed a very different format to previous years. To account for the impact of Covid-19, GCA2020 was delivered through a virtual platform which was very successful.  And our 2022 Game Changer Awards was our most successful to date.  53 project submissions were received and 160 students participated on the day. Parents, teachers, sponsors, activity providers, workshop presenters, volunteers and judges saw our numbers increase to just over 500 attendees..

This year, we welcome submissions from teams and individuals, from all types of schooling backgrounds from all over WA. Schools will be able to showcase their STEM Programs and receive recognition for them.  Teachers, students and parents will have the opportunity to engage, share ideas and start new friendships with people from other schools, companies that sponsor the program and VIP guests from the local government and Universities.

Schools need to register their projects via the “Register Here” button found at the top of every page on this website. Regional registrations require a maximum two minute video submission that showcases the project and the process that was followed to deliver it on time. Please note, if children are to feature in the video, parental permission must be in place, as these videos will be aired at the Project Showcase & Awards Ceremony and uploaded to the GCA YouTube Channel and website.

All successful entries will have the opportunity to showcase their project at the Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony which is being held on Saturday, 12th November 2022 at Curtin University. Student teams will be required to set up a project display (science fair) on the day and teams will have the opportunity to present their STEM project to a panel of judges. These judges will assess the merit of their projects during the day to determine the award winners. Regional students will need to submit their project online and will be able to join the live event or be broadcasted in on the day so they don’t miss out.

Prizes are awarded to students and teachers in each year group for Best Overall Project, Best Use of STEM and Best Presentation.

Please understand that spaces for Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony are limited, so be sure to get your entries in quick so that your school doesn’t miss out.

In the tradition of science fairs, we encourage students to unleash their inner innovator to create projects aimed at developing and utilising STEM skills.