From time to time ECAWA hosts competitions and challenges to assist teachers to provide interesting, motivating and educationally sound activities for their students.
Most recently ECAWA offered:
The ECAWA Holiday Challenge – a competition for students from Pre Primary to Year 8.
Find out more about the ECAWA Holiday Challenge at https://ecawa.wa.edu.au/competitions/designacardcomp/ The winners of this competition are listed at https://ecawa.wa.edu.au/competitions/designacardcomp/ecawa-holiday-challenge-winners/ along with copies of some of the entries.
The competitions listed here are not managed by ECAWA so please verify all details, including dates and conditions, with the competition organisers, to be sure that the event is suitable for you and your students.
If you know of other competitions that may be of interest to members please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Game Changer Awards – inspiring STEM innovation in WA Schools.
The most recent Game Changer Awards events took place on the 20th of August 2017.
Watch for the 2018 competition!
Updated November, 2017
The Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge is an international student challenge whose goal is to promote computational thinking for teachers and students (ages 8-17 / school years 3-12).
Bebras is aligned with and supports Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curricula across Australia. Bebras Australia is run by CSIRO under the Digital Careers program, funded by the Australian Government.
The Bebras Challenge is a great way to get students interested and participating in information and communication technology (ICT) which could lead to an interest in pursuing a career in the exciting ICT industry!
See https://www.bebras.edu.au/ for details and dates of the next round of the competition, coming up in March, 2018 and September, 2018.
Updated November, 2017
Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) is an open ended technology and innovation competition for Primary and High school students in school years 3 – 12 in Australia, where students enter technology related projects for the chance to win fantastic prizes and show case their ideas to the world.
The 2017 State competitions have now been held and we are looking forward to the national finals, to be held in Sydney in late November.
Updated October, 2017
Lead your class to film fame and glory and win!
The Your Call – Your Say finalists for 2017 are listed at http://www.yourcall.rocks/competitions/2017-finalists/
Updated September, 2017