To be eligible for the major prizes, participants will be required to attend the judging rounds and present their work. In the event that a project team consists of only one team member and they unable to attend the judging , a class mate can present on their behalf.

Students can submit projects individually or in teams of up to 4 students. If you enter more than 4 students into a team be aware we only award prizes up to a maximum of 4 participants per team.
Teams enter their project in the following  school year divisions 3- 4, 5-6 , 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.
Once your team is registered, all entries need to be uploaded to project submission portal on or before midnight the day the submission deadline ends.
Each entry must include a written report on the project. You can download a template (word doc) here. It is also available for download in the information section. Reports must not exceed 5 pages in total.
Each participating student must have a parent or guardian complete and return to us a project talent release form before they are able to participate.
Acceptable file types: mp3, mpg, avi, jpg, mov, swf, flv, mp4, html, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, iWork & iLife file formats.
Due to the possibility of viruses, unacceptable file types are: exe, bat, com, msi
If you wish to submit another file type, please contact the Young ICT Explorers Organising Team via , to ensure that it can be assessed.
The ZIP file containing the project and report files cannot exceed 10 MB respectively.
Projects must only consist of material that is suitable for all ages.

Submission Guidelines:

Projects should be clearly represented in the written report through images and diagrams. Students also have the option of submitting a video or screen-cam (in one of the file types specified above) showing their project being used.  Those invited to the judging reviews will then have the opportunity to present their project to the judges.

The main report must be submitted in one of the following formats:

Portable Document File (pdf)
Microsoft Word (doc/docx)

Report Structure

We suggest the use of the report templates in the information section. Or please use this structure below, adherence is not compulsory:

Title page
Your Name/ name of your group members
Name of your project

  • What is your project?
  • How did you choose your project?
  • Problems you encountered
Describe your project design and features

  • How does it work?
  • Use clearly labelled images, photos, diagrams, screenshots
  • Research
  • Problems you encountered
User Manual/Instructions

  • How do you use your project?
  • Conclusion
  • What did you learn?
  • What would you do differently the next time?

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged according to the following:

Creativity and Innovation | how unique and imaginative is your idea?
Quality and Completeness | how well does the project do what it is designed to do?
Level of Difficulty | how difficult is your work?
Documentation | how much effort you have put into your report, posters and your presentation?

Short listed teams from each state will be invited to a virtual judging round where you get to present the project to a panel of industry experts. If you are not able to present virtually, you are able to submit a video presentation of your project. A decision will be made and placeholders will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony!