Little Big Idea

The BIG competition for inventive little kids

You could win a trip to NASA!

Know what these three things have in common?

Plastic banknotes

PLASTIC BANKNOTES

Wi-Fi

WI-FI

Bionic ear

THE "BIONIC EAR"
(Cochlear implant)

They're all AUSTRALIAN inventions!

Trampolines

TRAMPOLINES

Icy poles

ICY-POLES

Braille system

THE BRAILLE SYSTEM

And these three things were all invented by... kids!

LittleBIGidea is now open for all Aussie kids in Grades 3—8. This is the fourth year for our competition. Could 2017 be the year YOUR idea changes the world?

We can't wait to find out!

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1

STEP 1.
Come up with a great idea

There are no limits on how big your idea is. It could be a new invention, an improvement to something that already exists or a clever idea that helps make the world around us a better place.

Get inspired

Step 2

STEP 2.
Enter using words, images, video

Describe your littleBIGidea in 200 words or less. To help explain or illustrate your idea, you can also create and submit a video, image or diagram.

See our judges' tips

Step 3

STEP 3.
Fill in the entry form

Type or paste your text into the form below, upload your video or image if you have one. Then enter your details and hit submit. Good luck!

Enter now

Promotion starts 9 am AEST 18/07/17. Online entries close 11:59 pm AEST 15/09/17.
Mail entries must be sent by 15/09/17 and received by last mail 22/09/17. Open to Australian residents who are students in Grade 3 to Year 8 in a primary or secondary school (or are home schooled in these year levels) in Australia. Must have consent from parent/guardian and teacher to enter. 
Limit 1 entry per person. Group entries not accepted. Entries will be divided into categories: Grades 3 & 4; Grades 5 & 6; and Grades 7 & 8. 
Winners will be announced 15/11/17. Each major prize trip winner must travel to USA by 30 June 2018. 
See Terms and conditions for full details. Promoter is Origin Energy Retail Limited (ABN 22 078 868 425) of Level 6. 321 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000.