Frequently asked questions
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Jan 2019

The awards program is open to grades 10-12 inclusive.

The awards program officially opens week 1, Term 1 2019 and final submissions for phase 1 of competition close 5 April 2019 at 11.59 am.




‘Technological ideas’ include, but are not limited to products/services categorised by being designed through the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. The submissions must fall under at least one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) knowledge areas and align with the judging criteria detailed in the School Handbook. Essentially your idea solves a problem in society through a creative process that is either original or builds on an existing idea.

Your School Coordinator will be contacted directly by a Sunshine Coast Council Officer on 23 April 2019.



All the materials and instructions on the submission process can be found on the Technology Awards page. 

You will need to fill in the mandatory form fields on the website, submit a parental consent form for each student in your team and you must also upload your PowerPoint Presentation detailing your idea.


Teams will consist of three students. Teams of more or less students will be ineligible.

You can be involved in as many teams as you’d like, as long as all teams are from the same school. There is no limit to the amount of teams from each school. 


Each individual school will designate their own coordinator that will assist you in submitting your idea.

Absolutely! You don’t need specialised knowledge or expertise in computers/technology to participate, all you need is a simple idea/solution that is original and creative. Your coordinator and other students will greatly assist in you in realising your idea, and furthermore if you pass phase 1 of competition, experienced business entrepreneurs will further assist you in bringing your idea to life. 


Please do your best to demonstrate the background logic behind your idea, you don’t need to have tested your idea or built a prototype at this stage. Check the judging criteria and if in doubt, submit your idea and the judging panel can provide feedback after the process.

If your school is located outside of the Sunshine Coast local government area you don't qualify for this competition in 2019. There are many other entrepreneurship and technology styled competitions that you can be a part of that encompass the Noosa region as well, including: Generation Innovation, CoderDojo, StartUp Weekend Youth and Hackfest.

For more information on the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast local government area please contact a council officer via email.

If you have any questions not covered above, please contact a council officer via email mayorstechaward@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.      

The judging criteria, key dates and timelines, and all other information is available in the School Handbook[1121KB].