How To Enter

Project submission close at 5pm on Friday, 24th September 2021.  To enter, please click on the “Register Here” button found on every page of this website and provide the following information:

      • School name, year group, team name.
      • Teacher’s name, email and mobile number.
      • Project description 150 words (this is your project “pitch” describing your project from concept to solution).
      • A minimum of 10 photographs in a file like Word or PowerPoint showcasing your working model / prototype – please make sure these are good quality images in either JPEG, PNG or PDF format.
      • Video footage of your working model/prototype (optional) – this can be recorded using a mobile phone.

Please note, regional and remote student teams will need good quality images and videos as these will be used to showcase your project during the Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony on the event screens.  Please note, parental approval is required of any student/ featured in any photo or video.

The Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony will be run on Saturday, 6th November 2021 at Curtin University. Student teams will be required to set up a project display (science fair) on the day and the 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.

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What Are Judges Looking For

Best STEM Entry Overall

Best Use Of STEM

Best Presentation

The 5 Criterias For Judging

 Explain the problem they are  trying to solve

Explain the problem you are tying to solve.

Student should be able to explain why they chose the problem, who the solution is likely to benefit and talk about other similar solutions which they researched during the ideation phase of their project.

Describe the benefits of their  solution

Describe the benefits of your solution.

Students should address the specific benefits of their solution, how it will solve the problem and why it would be preferable to other similar solutions, if applicable.

Explain the formulae or  equations used

Explain the formula or equations used.

Students should be able to show the principles of any mathematics used to formulate their solution, to a level appropriate for their age group. It is suggested that younger students may want to use a worked example as a memory aid.

Explain the scientific principles  used

Explain the scientific principles used.

Students should be able to briefly describe the theory behind any scientific principles they have used to formulate their solution. Use of sources is encouraged. Older students should be able to talk about any flaws or limitations in applying the principles to their problem.

Describe any improvements to  their solution

Describe any improvments to your solution.

Students should have thought about any improvements that they would like to make given extra time or resources. They should be able to talk about why these improvements would be beneficial.

Project Showcase & Awards Ceremony

The Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony will be run on Saturday, 6th November 2021 at Curtin University from 9am to 3:30pm (set up from 8:30am). Students groups will be provided with a science fair display which includes 1 x table and 1 x pinboard and will be required to pitch their STEM project idea to judges.  This is a very special day in the GCA calendar with lots of displays and fun STEM activities to engage both students and parents/teachers. We highly recommend the participation of parents in this celebration of their child’s achievements and innovation.

Category winners will be announced by our Patron, Professor Lyn Beazley AO. You will also hear from the WA Government, our GCA Ambassadors, Sponsors and the Game Changer Awards Chair. Prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers in each year group for Best Overall Project, Best Use of STEM and Best Presentation. Additional prizes will also be presented to schools and individuals throughout the event.

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