2023 Game Changer Challenge

In 2023 teams are working to solve the wicked problem to “invent or innovate something that will change our world and leave a lasting impact”.

Competition was fierce and the enthusiasm to tackle the wicked problem really shone through as teams responded to the ideation and prototyping phases of the challenge and passionately pitched their ideas to the judging panel of industry experts.

A total of 24 teams have progressed to the Game Changer Challenge 2023 grand final (listed in alphabetical order by school name).

Primary finalists

  • Alstonville Public School - The Change Gamers
  • Aurora College - Team Roads - Driving Change
  • Bangalow Public School - The Perky Palm Trees
  • Casula Public School - Silly Sun
  • Chertsey Public School - Kapok Kids
  • Clovelly Public School - Clovelly Creators
  • Coogee Public School - The 49s
  • Cudgegong Valley Public School - Cudgee Composters
  • Dobroyd Point Public School - The Garden Growers
  • Krambach Public School - Burnout Busters
  • Leeville Public School - The Radical Repellers
  • Mount Terry Public School - FIERCE FIVE
  • New Lambton South Public School - Gigachad Gargantuan Gorillaz
  • North Rocks Public School - Lucky Legends
  • Oyster Bay Public School - The Crazy Collaborators
  • Sturt Public School - Empathetic Elephants
  • Sutherland North Public School - FIRE FIVE

Secondary finalists

  • Asquith Girls High School - ASQUITH F.R.I.E.N.D.S
  • Dapto High School - Horsley Heroes
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School - Magic Milk
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School - Rice of the Guardians
  • Parramatta High School - Steriliser
  • Terrigal High School - All Stars
  • The Ponds High School - Innvisioneerz

The wicked problem

The 2023 wicked problem is:

“Invent or innovate something that will change our world and leave a lasting impact”.

Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9 to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation, students will explore how value is created, delivered and captured to tackle the wicked problem.

2023 industry partners

Logos of industry partners for Game Changer Challenge. Logos of industry partners for Game Changer Challenge.
Image: Game Changer Challenge 2023 industry partners.


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