2021 Game Changer Challenge
A record-breaking 396 submissions from schools all around NSW were received for the 2021 Game Changer Challenge.
A total of 96 teams progressed to the virtual heats with 19 teams participating in the ultimate final virtual event.
In 2021 we introduced a dual-stream, student-led, step-by-step challenge where all teams start the challenge together by working through a design thinking resource called the playbook.
The 2021 wicked problem
Humans have unlimited needs, but the planet has limited capacity to satisfy them.
Teams who selected the Create stream worked to create a product-based solution to answer: "How might we transform discarded items into something useful, beautiful or upcycled?"
Teams who selected the Advocate stream undertook action research, creating social change through Implementation Thinking and persuading others by answering: "How might we rethink the use of single-use plastics in our community?"
Game Changer Challenge Champions
Congratulations to the 2021 Game Changer Challenge Champions.
The judges were impressed with the very high calibre of pitches from all teams and how they had progressed their ideas, with many having already implemented real change in their communities.
Create stream: 'The NPS Eco Minions' - Nowra Public School
Video: The NPS Eco Minions: Ultimate final pitch
Advocate stream: 'Jerra Geniuses' - Jerrabomberra Public School
Video: Jerra Geniuses - Ultimate final pitch
Create stream: '[Loading...]' - Orange High School
Video: [Loading...]: Ultimate final pitch
Advocate stream: 'E.A.T' - Armidale Secondary College
Video: E.A.T - Ultimate final pitch