YICTE ACT Winners!

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What an amazing Saturday it was! The second Young ICT Explorers ACT Judging event was held at the Melville Hall of the Australian National University on the 12th of September, attended by 100 students from 12 schools, showcasing 44 amazing projects. The organisers were excited to see five new schools involved this year, and of course it was great to see some familiar faces too.

Nick Harrison, CEO and co-founder of OzGuild, was our guest speaker (thanks Nick!) – Nick shared some tips with the students, saying: ”Most of the time I don’t really know what I am doing – and this is what makes the IT industry right now is so cool, you can do whatever you want with technologies.” We could not agree more, and this is what our young participants understand too: the range of projects they have showcased at YICTE ACT Judging event was spectacular. Games and websites designed to raise awareness about social and environmental issues, robots and electronics helping to solve real-life problems, educational projects, mobile app designs and more (by the judges, YICTE team and volunteers and everyone else who attended the event were impressed by the level of students’ technical skills and enthusiasm as well as by the amount of research put into all these projects. Well done!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and hope that you all enjoyed being part of the second YICTE ACT! A big shout out to the Australian National University for generously hosting the Young ICT Explorers ACT Judging Event for the second time, and to our amazing judges and volunteers. See you in 2016!

Winners:

Year 3-4
1st Place: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Bin It Right (by Lucy Galland)
2nd Place: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Survival Game (by Abigail Lee and Annika Stone)
3rd Place: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Global Warming Prevention Game (by Lilian Bailey, Audrey Wilson and Parisse Satsias)

Year 5-6
1st Place Equal: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Speak for the Animals who Can’t (by Lauren Faulder, Evie Lane and Emily Nguyen)
1st Place Equal: Canberra Girls Grammar School with No Texting While Driving (by Caitlin Richards)
2nd Place: Canberra Girls Grammar School with STAR Project (by Catherine Hardman, Indiana Saunders, Penelope Robson and Lucy Galland)
3rd Place Equal: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Endangered Marine Species Locator (by Bella Mun)
3rd Place Equal: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Our School (by Tess Chung, Maia Hehir, Ashwini Sivakumar and Lauren Jaggers)

Year 7-8
1st Place Equal: Canberra Grammar School with MailAlert (by Jack Carey)
1st Place Equal: Kooringal High School with BrainLoad (by Lachlan Wordsworth)
2nd Place: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Coal Mining Game (by Emily Turner, Laura Cockerill and Amelia Service)
3rd Place Equal: Canberra Grammar School with CodeHelper (by Andrew Liang and Nicholas Barchlay)
3rd Place Equal: Canberra Grammar School with Survival (by Ujjwal Thakran)
Merit Award:: Canberra Grammar School with PetCare (by Angus Mailer)

Year 9-10
1st Place: KidTechnic with Robocup Junior Rescue Maze League (by Rory Wade and Ines Kusen)
2nd Place: Canberra Grammar School with WaterWhere (by Damian Camilleri and Jaxon Kneipp)
3rd Place: Canberra Grammar School with épicerie (by Alexander Malone and Shayan Rasaratham)
Merit Award:: St Clare’s College with Zovora (by Danielle Clark and Grace Coulton)
Merit Award:: Canberra Grammar School with EarthScan (by Timothy Muya and Thomas Faulder)

Year 11-12
1st Place: Canberra College with Musaco (by Aidan Sawers, Tomasz Stowowczyck and James Callaway)
2nd Place: Gungahlin College with Designless (by Jake Coppinger)
3rd Place: Gungahlin College with Pathway (by Damanvir Singh and Munib Syed)
Merit Award: Gungahlin College with Project PEC (by Sheng Han and Moses Koh)

Students Choice: Canberra Girls Grammar School with Speak for the Animals who Can’t (by Lauren Faulder, Evie Lane and Emily Nguyen)