QLD Winners 2012

Year 4 – 5

Joint 1st Place: Cannons vs Cans
A B Paterson College: Oliver Cronin and Peter Wolfenden
A video game about “Cannon shoots Cannonballs at a number of Cans”


1st Place: Space, Stars and Planets
A B Paterson College: Sarah Borten and Ella Bassett
An educational learning system to make students learn about the characteristics of stars and planets

2nd Place: Lego Bank Robbery
Kelvin Grove State College: Michael Dreiling, Asher England and Luca Tirocchi
The project is Lego stop motion movie.

Joint 3rd Place: World of cars
A B Paterson College: Zackery Tenenboum and Callum Janetzki
The students created website, games, and movies to showcase cars.


3rd Place: Dare to Bear
A B Paterson College: Mina Storey
A short claymation film about how using too much electricity in your home can affect the life of creatures on the other side of the world.


3rd Place: Why kookaburras and Snakes aren’t friends
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School: April Miller
A movie made by Movie Maker

Years 6 to 7

Joint 1st Place: Math and English website
St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School: Brynlea Gibson
A website for math and English learners


1st Place: Loggs
A B Paterson College: Lucas Dugdale, Nicholas Bassett and Sam King
An information logging application for Apple’s iOS operating system

Joint 2nd Place: Ubuntu Computer and Visual Basic Calendar
Good News Lutheran School: Nicolas Olivier
An Ubuntu computer and a visual basic calendar which suit people practically


2nd Place: Flamery platform game
Marist College Ashgrove: David Lake and J O’Toole
A medieval style platform game which involves a hero (Retro Wizard) and a villain(an evil warlock) who used his powerful mind-control powers to make anyone turn to his will and also uses propaganda to convince the citizens that he is kind and peaceful.

Joint 3rd Place: Midnight Drive
Ironside State School: Jamie Lee, Eliot Davies, Ishara Chitrasena and Liam Joyce
A collection of well rounded, educational mini games. This software is a bargain, with twelve games in one.


3rd Place: Heli-Rescue
Ironside State School: Sushankar Khandabhattu and Jason Yang
Heli Rescue is a gamemaker 8.1 game which mainly focuses on teaching children from years 1-3 about the Queensland floods of 2012. the game was created form scratch and the scenario is saving people from the floods and learning facts about it.

Merit Award: Help the Garden
Worongary State School: Anastasia Saunders and Jessica Smith
A movie trailer which is as a plea for helping to fence the school garden and protect it from vandals


Merit Award: Fashion – Through the Ages
A B Paterson College: Rebekah Tenenboum and Rebecca Braniff
A website which consists of a shop online feature as well as a page where customers can leave comments

Years 8-9

1st Place: NEVIS’ Platform
Coffs Harbour High School: Alex Spiteri-Albon, Max Tavener and Davis Howlett
The project is a semi-autonomous platform that uses a computer and several sensors to deliver information about its surrounding environment.

2nd Place: WordWiki
Mansfield State High School: Tom Barham
The project is a widely compatible online dictionary to allow anyone to easily quickly and simply search up.

3rd Place: Hungry Balls
Anglican Church Grammar School: Andrew Adams
A maze game with a variety of levels and modes created.

Merit Award: Measurewiing
Villanova College: Gregor Evans, Connor Frasier-Grant, Aidan Matta and Josh Zouliou
The project uses a Wii-remote to calculate the height of a person and/or another project.

Years 10-12

Joint 1st Place: School Connect
QLD Academy for Creative Industries: Michael McClenaghan
A Student Management System (SMS), aiming to provide an all-in-one solution to the management of student life. The system is designed to have a cross platform experience, with support for Apple’s iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and many more. The aim of this is to create a broad market. It covers such areas as communication between staff and students, assisting students with organisation of school activities and study, as well as school administration tasks.


1st Place: NVision
QLD Academy for Science Mathematics & Technology: Patrick Meiring and Jamie Venning
A Neural Network-based smartphone application reading business cards


1st Place: WiFi bot
Brisbane Grammar School: Jonathan Brownlee
A remote controlled car using wifi and single board computer.

Joint 2nd Place: GaiaScape
Indooroopilly State High School: Rory Dungan, Dylan Ford, Daniel Docherty and Joshua Dauth
Software which can create and render a detailed 3D world. Gaiascape gives artists control over how generated landscapes should look without requiring attention to every minute detail by using a set of algorithms designed to produce realistic looking terrain.


2nd Place: Monster Island Game
Brisbane Girls Grammar School: Yen Nguyen
An interactive learning object, which lets children aged from four to five explore with shapes and numbers while enjoying the company of friendly monsters.

Joint 3rd Place: SolarBot
Indooroopilly State High School: Michael Simpson and Murray Goebel
A robot used sensors to automate a process. An automated solar panel is created to allow the robot to turn towards the direction of the sun and follow the path of the sun so that maximum power is always generated through the panel. Four light sensors and two motors were used in the design and programming was done in BricxCC.


3rd Place: Project Helios
Brisbane State High School: Liam McBride-Kelly and Riccardo Miceli McMillan
This project was aimed at capturing video of the curvature of the earth from 35km altitude using a high altitude weather balloon and a multitude of electronic equipment. The project spanned over two years, from May 2010 to April 2012. On the 14 April 2012 the Brisbane based team travelled to Tamworth, NSW and Helios 1 was launched, reaching a maximum altitude of 32.28km above sea level.

Merit Award: Clayfield College Old Girls Association website
Clayfield College: Geena Ellis
An effective website for the Clayfield College Old Girls’ Association


Merit Award: Tablet computer
Brisbane Grammar School: Akshay Sharma
A tablet computer targeting one’s preferences while being aesthetically, ergonomically and financially appealing.


Merit Award: Connection 0
Anglican Church Grammar School: Hugo Kawamata
A platforming Game Maker game/Adobe Flash animation which is about a glitch in a PC, allowing the user to see virus software


Merit Award: D3ns
QLD Academy for Science Mathematics & Technology: Liam Edwards-Playne
The project is an investigation into P2P technologies and a further attempt to create an implementation of a next-generation Distributed Hash Table.

Student Choice Award

Years 10-12: Q Book
Caboolture State High School: Elizabeth Clifford and Jeremy Wooldridge
An innovative application (with the addition of the website) designed to encourage and engage Queensland Secondary Schools to participate in wider reading programs.


Years 8-9: Hex
Marist College Ashgrove: Cameron Lake and Jordan Maes
The project is a first person shooter game in the character of robot who is trying to locate and save the humans.

NSW Winners 2012

Year 4 – 5

1st Place: Super Safety
Abbotsleigh Junior School
Angela Seitan, Emma Edwards and Julia Kelland.
A stop motion animation designed to teach primary school children about cyber safety, sun safety and road safety, it is targeted at primary school students so they can learn different ways to be safe at a young age.

2nd Place: The Jonamse Training and Entertaining robot.
Wahroonga Public School
Jono Steer, James Casey and Sean Edwards.
A robot which helps to train and entertain a toddler or young child. The prototype robot is designed to teach a toddler about colour, and to play a fun “dance” when they succeed.

3rd Place: Vas Happening
Roseville College.
Jess Hing, Lindsay Segreto and Emily Dawson.
One Direction fan page. Giving information to people worldwide about the famous band one direction

Merit Award: Global warming
Roseville College
Alex Forbes, Lucy Gattas and Sonvi Karve.
A Claymation on Antarctica using windows live movie maker. Many people don’t realise what they are doing to the wildlife in Antarctica and we wanted to get the message across to those who don’t understand.

Students Choice: Digital Paradise
Roseville College.
Eloise Buining, Angelique Manconi, Georgia Smith and Ebony Hanna
put together a photography blog aimed to get people around the ages of 12-14 entertained, thinking, and interested in taking pictures.

Year 7 – 8

1st place: The Battery Meter report
De La Salle College
Victor Tran
A meter which shows how much battery you have on your device.

2nd place: Solar Powered Mac Charger
Newington College
Michael Knox
A solar panel Mac Book pro Charger. It charges your Mac using the suns energy.

3rd place: Barrels of fun
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy
Anna Bonadeo, Yasmin Bamford and Gaby Plazas
A fun toy to play with that was created to be a portable and easy to use. Also included a movie to show people how it was made and put together.

Merit: Torc
Newington College
Harry Johnson and Cameron Kirk
This app will text a camera to take a picture!

Year 9 – 10

1st place: ISchool Application for Iphone/Ipod touch
Newington College
Darayus Nanavati and Rowan Whiteman
I school was originally conceived as an IPhone/iPod touch application to help students of Newington College get on top of the various communication platforms the school has implemented.

2nd place: A Blissymbol to 3D AR programme
Macarthur Anglican School.
David Fyvie, Stuart Mcintosh, Daniel Tanios and Tobias Morgan.
The project was created in order to aid people who cannot read and write in English to be able to translate English words into blissymbols and vice versa. Implemented by using augmented reality by using bliss symbols as markers.

3rd place: Galactic Conquest
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Royce Gu, Jesse Gong and Winney Kuang
Galactic Conquest is a classic top down shooter which allows the user to play through many action packed levels. The user can customize their ships, primary and secondary weapons and stats on the ships.

Merit: Scott++
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Matthew Chen, Michael Sun and Alexander Yeung.
Scott++ is a single player bitmap graphic platform game. The game contains 4 levels. The aim is to complete all four levels whilst losing as few lives as possible.

Year 11 – 12

1st place: Inroad
Oxford Falls Grammar School.
Deinyon Davies
Inroad is an original, visual effect driven HSC IT Multimedia Major Work with an accompanying promotional website and flash min game. The film conveys an original story in which scenes are strategically designed to incorporate a wide array of visual effects and multimedia technologies.

2nd place: World War Ridiculous
St Andrews Cathedral
Isaac Gresham
A classic top down shooter, complete with tron inspired graphics and lasers.

3rd place: Universal Radio Control Gamepad Adapter
Dickson College
Kris Paice and Steven Walker
This Project will develop an adaptor that opens the human control interface of Radio Control aircraft to allow many more people to participate in the fun sport. It will also enable unmanned flight.