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About the competition

What you need to know

  • Competition Aim
  • Competition Dates
  • The Prizes
  • Entry Criteria
  • Thematic Guidelines
  • Thematic Criteria
  • Judging Criteria
  • Resources
  • Terms and Conditions

Competition Aim

The competition aims to encourage students in Indonesia to achieve their ambitions to study STEM in Australia. We hope that students will enjoy using their skills and knowledge to find the solution to problems they are facing in the city in which they live.

Competition Dates

The competition runs from 1 January 2018 to 15 April 2018.The deadline for submission of videos and essays is 15 April 2018.Entries will be judged in April 2018 and winners announced by email in May 2018.Study tours to Australia will occur in July and August 2018.

The Prizes

Winning teams will enjoy a one week study tour to Australia. It will be an all-expenses-paid trip to experience student life at one of Australia’s leading universities in the ATN group.

Entry criteria

The competition is open to Indonesian citizen school students from grade 9 to 11, or equivalent, studying at Austrade partner schools in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and Makassar Students must enter as teams made up of a pair (2 people) of students and one supervising science, technology or mathematics teacher.

Students must produce a short video in English, no longer than 90 seconds, on the chosen STEM theme, along with a 500 word typed essay explaining their ideas.

Thematic guidelines

Have you ever wondered:

  • How can STEM help us improve transport options in the cities of the future?' (mobility, tele-presence)
  • How can STEM provide more food in the future?' (urban agriculture, high-yield farming)
  • How can STEM keep the environment clean in the future? (environment, waste management, pollution reduction)
  • How can STEM keep me healthy in the future?' (nutrition, community health, remote health)
  • How can STEM make future cities better and safer?' (safety and security)

Thematic Criteria

The video entry and supporting essay must address one of the below three themes. Entrants are encouraged to research Australian STEM innovations and apply them to real life challenges in Indonesia in one of the following three categories:

1. Usable STEM (Wearable Tech)
This category looks for solutions in the inter-networking of physical/integrated/smart devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

2. Edible STEM (Life Tech)
This category looks for solutions for living organisms – such as micro-organisms, plants (high-yield farming, urban planning), animals, and human beings that stems from biology.

3. Liveable STEM (Green Tech)
This category looks for solutions to environmental issues such as waste and pollution reduction, water management, climate, community health, remote health, urban concerns.

Judging Criteria

The submitted videos will be judged on the content, which includes relevance, accuracy and originality, language, which includes clarity, delivery and creativity and presentation. Students are asked to check that there is no copyright infringement in their videos.

Essays will be judged on the content including a well-articulated description of the problem being addressed, the STEM solution, the benefits and the research process undertaking.

See the Judging Criteria 


Please visit the Resources page to read about exciting STEM innovations that may inspire your own ideas.

Terms and Conditions

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Last updated: Monday, 21 May 2018 11:08:31 AM

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