Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) is a non-profit competition to encourage primary and high school students in years 3-12 in Australia to solve real-world problems or showcase their passions using technology. That could be anything from creating better ways to recycle, to supporting people with disability; from creating virtual reality worlds, to building entire operating systems and robots from the future – students can use their imagination and their interest in the world around them to create projects, they want students excited about working with technology. Think of YICTE like a science fair, but for technology and innovation instead.
Categories are by year levels (7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and 12, etc.). Students can work alone or in teams of up to four students. The competition is performed firstly at a regional level, and if you place 1st for your age category, you’ll go to the national competition that usually takes place in November/December.
YICTE are seeking schools to register teams by the 24th of July.
Registration only requires names, a project title, and a brief project abstract.
Once registered, project documentation in this template: https://www.youngictexplorers.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/YICTE-Report-Template.docx must be provided by August 4th.
All the applications will then be reviewed, and an online judging process will take place between the 9th of August and the 15th of September. YICTE will contact you with some available times for a Zoom call with the Judges sometime between those two dates.
More information is available from the YICTE homepage: https://www.youngictexplorers.net.au/