Years 3 & 4 winner: The Band Aid Dispenser
St Joseph's Primary, VIC
Bridgette was awarded for her 'Band Aid Dispenser' idea. She'd seen a number of people struggle with opening Band Aids, and in particular nurses wearing protective gloves. She realised there could be a better solution.
Years 5 & 6 winner: Food Recycling App
St Edmunds College, ACT
Dylan won for his fantastic food recycling app idea. The app would allow people to recycle food in a sustainable way. Its features include a list of charities who can collect unwanted food, handy tips about recycling food, and a system to locate nearby chicken pens, worm farms or compost bins.
Years 7 & 8 winner: Smart Sprinkler
Colonel Light Gardens Primary, SA
Kern was awarded for his Smart Sprinkler system idea. This allows a sprinkler area to be mapped out by walking with a sensor that record's the radius distance and rotational angle. The key benefit - reduced water wastage.
Finalists: Years 3 & 4
Mulyan Public, NSW
Daniel's idea was to try and find a way to make life easier for those with autism. For some adults and kids, it's necessary for signs to be put up in the areas they are in regularly, like home and school. Daniel devised the idea for an app that could connect to an earpiece via Bluetooth, so that reminders, warnings and suggestions - that are private - can be received by those who are signed up.
Essex Heights Primary, VIC
Ava created the idea of 'MediPoles': a way to give medicine to children in the form of an icy pole. This helps relieve the stress often associated with tablet and liquid medicines.
Homeless Helper Vending Machine (HHVM)
St Hilda's Primary, QLD
Olivia came up with the idea of a vending machine for the homeless. Donations are placed in the machine and can be accessed with a card that a homeless person has signed up for. By swiping their card in the machine they can choose the item they need.
Finalists: Years 5 & 6
Butler Primary, WA
Calvin was recognised for his idea to create a device that assists with portion control. The 'Gobblemat' has scales and a speaker to identify the weight of food. It would also prompt the consumer with advice about quantities and daily limits already consumed.
Ocean Rescue Net
St Leonard's College, VIC
Ethan reached a top 12 position for his ocean rescue net. Shaped as a dodecahedron, the net can be lowered by rescuers into the ocean all the while maintaining its shape. Retaining a rigid frame, it can scoop up individuals and bring them to safety.
Padbury Catholic Primary, WA
Molly was recognised for her idea to create a boundary light than can be used across various sports. This low maintenance device runs on solar and signals when a ball goes over the boundary line. It helps to ensure clarity of decisions by umpires and players.
Finalists: Years 7 & 8
St Francis de Sales Reg. College, NSW
Imogen developed the idea of a 'wasteNot' app that scans barcodes and sends notifications when a food is close to its expiry date. It would also offer recipe suggestions for using the food. The purpose is to minimise wastage by ensuring food is used before it expires.
Black Spot Message Blocker
Perth College, WA
Amberley was recognised for creating the idea of a 'Black Spot' in cars for mobile phones. This black spot blocks all incoming signals to a driver's phone, to ensure drivers are given every chance to maintain concentration and avoid distracting when behind the wheel.
Car Key Fob Light
Fountain Gate Secondary College, VIC
Rebecca won for her great idea of an indicator on car key fobs to show if the car is locked or not. This will give peace of mind to car owners who are can't recall if their car is locked, or to alert them when they accidentally leave their car unlocked.