Little BIG Idea


Trip to USA

three winners

Not just one! Our judges will select a winner from each category - Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6 and Years 7 & 8 - and all three winners will go (with a parent) on an all-expenses-paid innovation adventure to the USA. 

They'll visit NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Epcot Theme Park at Disneyworld and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Believe it or not!

Twelve Finalists

Engineers Without Borders Australia

Before you get to the winner's circle... Our judges will select 12 finalists. If you're one of them, you'll be invited to a one day workshop run by Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB)  – a community organisation that creates social value through engineering. EWB will help you develop the skills, knowledge and engineering solutions to make your idea even better.

You'll also get some media training - we'll show you how to be great in front of the camera so you can make your final video pitch to the judges.

Nine Runners-Up

$1000 cash prize

Each of our 9 runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000. See our Terms and conditions

Just imagine how much that could help get your idea off the ground!

Entries are now closed for 2017

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.