Preparing your application

A step-by-step guide to help you put together a game-changing application!

What the judges are looking for

Your application will be judged on the quality of your idea, not the production of your video!

The design thinking trifecta of desirability, feasibility and viability forms the basis of the judging criteria. The judges will be looking for:

  • evidence of deep thinking in response to the real-world wicked problem and how your idea will improve the lives of others
  • the ability to transfer the idea into a tangible concept
  • evidence of the desire to learn about the design thinking methodology
  • enthusiasm, enthusiasm, enthusiasm!

The judges don’t expect to see all stages of the design thinking process in your application.

Where to from here

Step 1 - Build your team

You will need five students and one teacher to make up your team. Supervising teachers can be from any subject area. The junior category is for students from Years 3 to 6, the senior category is for students from Years 7 to 12. Schools can submit more than one application, providing each student team member is different. One teacher can oversee multiple teams.

Step 2 - Register your interest

  • The teacher heading up the team (or the principal) will need to complete the register your interest form
  • You will need to be logged in to your Department of Education Google address to access the form.

Step 3 - Create your video

  • Introduce each of your teammates and let us know what school you are from.
  • Tell us about your game-changing idea for the real-world wicked problem and how it will improve the lives of others.
  • Read through the ideas and inspiration information for tips on what to include.
  • Shoot your video on a smart phone or try out our new and easy to use Schools Video platform (staff only) where you can upload footage, create videos and share to social channels and school websites.
  • We want your team to focus on coming up with an idea for the question, not the production of the video!
  • Don't forget, applications close Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

Step 4 - Submit your application

  • The teacher heading up the team or the principal will need to submit the application
  • You will be prompted to enter your DoE credentials to access the form if you aren't already signed in.

Step 5 - Wait for the announcement

The 84 teams participating in the semifinals will be announced at the end of Term 3.

Learn how to create a successful video pitch

This two-part webinar series will support you in applying for competitions, promoting your school to your local community or supporting students to develop persuasive arguments…and, of course, will help you create a game-changing video pitch!

You will need to be logged in to your Department of Education Google address to access these resources.

Session 1: Creating a video pitch webinar (staff only)

This 60-minute webinar covers off what makes a successful pitch, pre-production and basic filming techniques.

Session 2: Video production techniques webinar (staff only)

This 60-minute webinar covers off basic filming techniques and editing tools.

Questions

Send an email to GCC@det.nsw.edu.au and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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