South Australia

Year 3 – 4

First Place

Superstar Allergy Run
Cooper McDonagh, Matthew Freeman
Morphett Vale East Primary School


Our project is to design a game to help people lean about allergies and how severe they are. This is important to us because we have some friends that are deadly allergic to mosquitoes and bee’s and we want to educate people so they know how serious allergies can be. In our game allergies will fly up and down and the aim is to avoid touching them. If you don’t touch them you get a point. If you touch an allergy you die and the game ends. The aim of the game is to get the most points you can.

Year 5 – 6

First Place

Intelligent Bin
Charles Tang
East Marden Primary School


Intelligent bin is a smart bin that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to segregate different kinds of rubbish. Rubbish that isn’t being sorted properly is an increasingly large issue that must be stopped. If all your rubbish is dumped into landfill, then as it decomposes it will release methane, which, coincidentally, is the most harmful greenhouse gas and a major cause of global warming and climate change. By accurately sorting out rubbish instead of dumping it all together it not only takes up less space, but it also makes the world a more sustainable place and reduces our ecological footprint, as well as being better for public health and the environment. By sorting and separating rubbish like plastics, metals, and papers, the rubbish will take up less space, pollution will be substantially reduced, and reusable materials won’t be wasted

Second Place

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Chloe Vounasis, Bianca Ratcliff, Lily Murphy
Scotch College Adelaide


We are very concerned about the amount of car crashes on our Aussie roads. We continually see terrible car crashes causing life threatening injuries on the news. People are dying on our roads because people continue to break road rules. We identified many road rules which people break and had many ideas to solve them. Although there are many new technologies installed in cars to help with these issues, not any have any hard consequences so we believe they are not making a difference. We had to narrow down our many ideas to a one to focus on to make a real difference. We did some research and worked out that the most common road rule broken was speeding. We decided to make a prototype of a warning system which sends messages directly to the police, has a direct impact/consequence on the person’s license. We decided to code a prototype using Scratch as it is a tool we are familiar with. We are also going to make a prototype data base using eXcel and Teachable Machine.

Third Place

Awareness App #embrace #accept
Harry Geary, Hannah Spargo, Hayden Kong
Scotch College Adelaide

Our project is a mobile and tablet app. It aims to educate people in Year 3 to 6 to be aware, accept and embrace autism. Our focus is autism but, we are planning to expand our content to more personal diversities. We have included many useful information and activities in our app; including, autism information, collaborative survey, videos, positive reminders and more. It also features interactive and easy to find tabs and it is displayed as a simple app that can go beyond acceptance and embracing autism. We got feedback about our idea from a group of professional adults using Microsoft Forms.

Year 7 – 8

First Place

Frog Humidifier
Scarlett Watson, Natalie Douglas, Shakira Saunders
Christies Beach Primary School


Our project is about making a humidifier and irrigation system for our class Red-eyed tree frogs to improve their habitat and quality of life. Red-eyed tree frogs are normally found along the coast of New South Wales and Queensland, specifically in rainforests. The average temperature of their natural habitat is around 29 degrees, with an average humidity level of 60%.The average humidity level in Adelaide is 45%, with fluctuating temperatures year round. In our classroom we have a split system air conditioner right next to our frog tank, which could also affect their conditions. The device will detect when their enclosure has decreased in moisture levels (below 50%), triggering the irrigation system to automatically spray their enclosure to bring it back to an ideal humidity level.

Second Place

Project Inferno
Max Ellis, Logan Smith, Isaac Paul, Ryan Haire
Christies Beach Primary School

Our project is an alarm type device that makes emergency services aware of bushfires quicker and assists them to extinguish them more efficiently and safely. We are hoping our device is also able to emit a high pitch frequency triggered by temperature to scare animals away from the area sooner as well.

We chose our project because of the bushfires last year – so we decided on an idea to help protect all the native flora and fauna as well as to prevent loss of business and livelihood.

Bushfires are such an issue because they destroy human and animal habitats, whilst destroying ecosystems and food sources for other animals.

Third Place

Friyay Website
Bell Griffiths, Indigo Wyk, Taya McIntyre 
Christies Beach Primary School

We have decided to make a website to share ideas about our school Friyays. Friyay is a whole school reward we have every Friday in the last lesson or two at school. Friyay has helped to promote good behavior at our school. We hope that creating this website and adding lots of ideas and fun activities will help other schools around the world.

Our website will be accessible to other schools in the world to provide great ideas about having their own Fridays. We plan to add all of the best activities that we have done as a school from the past 3 years. The website can help schools struggling to find activities for the end of the school week and improve student engagement, attendance and behaviour.

Year 9 – 10

First Place

Firefighter
Caleb Tang
Prince Alfred College


My project is a fully wireless automated firefighting aircraft. The aerial vehicle uses a custom trained machine learning model to completely autonomously operate using Artificial Intelligence. ‘Firefighter’ utilises an onboard camera to stream the surroundings of the fire, detect fire and follow fire in real-time as well as multiple sensors to alert the driver of what is going on around it and to track the conditions of the fire.

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