Project submission close on 11th October 2023 at 5pm. 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 and each team member’s name.
- Teacher’s name, email and mobile number.
- Project description paragraph (this is your project “pitch” describing your project from concept to solution).
The Game Changer Awards Regional Travel Subsidy (GCARTS) provides a funding subsidy to assist teams/students who reside in regional Western Australian with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs to compete at the GCA State Finals and Awards Ceremony which is being held on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 at Edith Cowan University Sport and Fitness Centre in Joondalup.
The intent of this grant is to support regional schools to bring individuals/teams who have qualified as a finalist to attend the LIVE event in person, to present their solutions. This is a State Government funded initiative to promote STEM engagement in the regional areas. The total amount of subsidy is outlined in the table below:
|Up to $2000
|Up to $1500
|Up to $1500
|Up to $1000
|Up to $800
|Up to $800
Applications need to be submitted by Wednesday, 11th October 2023. Grant recipients will be notified within 7 days of that date. Payments will not be processed until after the event and issued directly to the school. Retrospective applications can be submitted within 1 month of the event date, although there is no guarantee that there will be funds remaining in the pool.
Applications can be submitted by teachers nominating the individual/team from regional schools and students must be:
- Permanently reside in regional (country) Western Australia.
- Selected by submission and first round judging to be a finalist in a category of the Game Changer Awards.
- Willing to bring themselves and their project work at the GCA State Finals and Awards Ceremony.
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Please register your interest in accessing this grant via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCA State Finals and Awards Ceremony
The GCA State Finals and Awards Ceremony will be run on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 at the Edith Cowan University Sport and Fitness Centre in Joondalup. 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.
Please understand that spaces for GCA State Finals and Awards Ceremony are limited, so be sure to get your entries in quick so that your school doesn’t miss out.