Little BIG Idea

our judges

Our three judges (and brains trust) for 2018

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Dr Jordan Nguyen Head judge and ambassador (for the second year!)

Dr Jordan Nguyen is one of Australia’s most innovative biomedical engineers. He’s committed his work to improving the lives of as many people as possible. An internationally renowned engineer for humanity, Jordy designs life-changing technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities through his role as founder of Psykinetic, a social business committed to bringing positive, sustainable and life-altering change.

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Anna CainEngineers Without Borders (EWB) Volunteer Outreach Lead

Anna chose a career in engineering because of the potential to contribute positively to solving global issues. For the past 7 years she's worked in the renewable energy industry supporting Australia's transition from fossil fuels to clean energy - a fundamental part of Australia's contribution to addressing climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.   


Paging Fun Mums - Jenni Ferguson and Louise Thomsen Parenting bloggers

Louise and Jenni founded Paging Fun Mums over 5 years ago as a dynamic space to access creative ideas, activities and stories for mothers and parents alike. Today, their network of over 350,000 people has truly grown into a community hub, channeling fun and inspiring ideas for families to learn and play with.

The 2018 judges' report

Dr Jordan Nguyen:
It’s been incredible to see so many students get involved this year to submit their inspiring and innovative ideas.

The entries show such great thoughtfulness, empathy and creativity, and reinforces to me that we are in excellent hands with our next generation.

Many ideas that we’ve seen have been inspired to help people with illnesses or disabilities, along with ideas to improve our impact on the environment through challenging and strengthening technologies of today.

So who won in 2018? Find out now!Our 12 finalists were announced on 16 October and the three winners have now been declared. Discover this year's top entries - and find out who's going to NASA!

See our winners & finalists