Announcing the National and State Winners of the 2017 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition! #techgirls #STEM

Congratulations Tech Girls, Coaches, and Mentors! It’s been a fruitful 2017 for us at Tech Girls Movement. We’ve had 1000+ girls, 260+ teams and 250+ mentors participating this year, more than ever since we started the competition in 2014. For the first time this year, we also launched the competition in New Zealand!

Every team has produced a good and worthy app, and it was not an easy judging process. Kudos to all the girls for working hard over the last few months to come up with a meaningful app that helps your local community. Even though the competition has ended, we hope that this will mark the start of your journey to make use of technology for the good of others! We invite you to submit your app to the Technovation Challenge when it opens on the 4th of October. We are here to help you!

We are delighted to announce the National and State winners in the Primary and Secondary categories of the 2017 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero. Well done teams!

NATIONAL WINNERS IN AUSTRALIA

PRIMARY

SUNFUN – Pacific Pines Primary School, Queensland. Designed to help kids understand the importance of sun safety in a fun manner. https://youtu.be/ujCYd4y3G3s

SECONDARY

SECONDARYV LINK – St Peter’s Girls School, South Australia. V Link is a mobile application connecting the skilled but underutilized retired population to volunteering jobs. https://youtu.be/uL0fW8sLf78

 

NATIONAL WINNERS IN NEW ZEALAND

PRIMARY

EVAC-U-BUDDY – Queen Margaret College, Wellington. Helping people who live in Tsunami unsafe zones or in any area at risk of danger find shelter during an evacuation. http://www.evac-u-buddy.com/

SECONDARY

DRINK MINDER – Hillcrest High School, Hamilton. Users can record and track the number of standard drinks they’ve consumed and see their progress as they go. https://youtu.be/btWtGI_g4UE

 

STATE WINNERS IN AUSTRALIA

PRIMARY

BULLY BUSTERS – Shelford Girls Grammar, Victoria. An anti-bullying app for primary school students who are victims, bystanders or bullies. https://youtu.be/-WLABW0Mhas

HAPPYNESS – St Joseph’s Como, New South Wales. Research has shown that Australian kids are the most stressed kids on Earth. A girls’ confidence can quickly disappear when things go wrong.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7hwcyKLEr0 - joint winners

TALK TO THE HAND – CC Home School, New South Wales. Learn AUSLAN (AUstralian Sign LANguage) through videos, pictures, quizzes, songs and games.  https://youtu.be/oZELW12G7r8 - joint winners

SUNFUN – Pacific Pines Primary School, Queensland. Designed to help kids understand the importance of sun safety in a fun manner. https://youtu.be/ujCYd4y3G3s

THE HEALTHY EMOJI – All Saints College, Western Australia. Solves the problem keeping healthy through playing a game. https://vimeo.com/227366973/f1702b401a

POKET.I – Black Forest Primary School, South Australia. Equipping children with financial sense by teaching them that money doesn’t grow on trees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wtlggrWuIU&feature=player_embedded

SECONDARY

STEPC02 – Virtual Team, across Victoria & New South Wales. Teaches children how to care for the environment and make responsible decisions. https://youtu.be/tb0zAypJyOs

ANIGRAM TRAKKA – Santa Sabina College Strathfield, New South Wales. Assisting researchers and conservationists to track koalas. https://youtu.be/jeLmWr9W5Qc

CALME – Brigidine College, Queensland. Assisting teenage students in relieving the effects of stress, depression, and low-esteem that may be associated with school, social media, family, peers and other pressures. https://youtu.be/1mFDqwHnFIc

LET’S TALK - Shenton College, Western Australia. Something needs to be done in order to prevent tragic incidents of teen suicide. Let's Talk aims to help the close inner circle community of a young teen who has a mental illness.  https://youtu.be/KVfjifLJdaI

SECONDARYV LINK – St Peter’s Girls School, South Australia. Our product, V Link is a mobile application connecting the skilled but underutilized retired population to volunteering jobs. https://youtu.be/uL0fW8sLf78

 

REGION WINNERS IN NEW ZEALAND

PRIMARY

EVAC-U-BUDDY – Queen Margaret College, Wellington, North Island. Helping people who live in Tsunami unsafe zones or in any area at risk of danger find shelter during an evacuation. http://www.evac-u-buddy.com/

THREE MAKAREWA BEES TEAM - BEEFRIEND PI - Makarewa School, Invercargill, South Island. Making it fun to learn about bees while increasing knowledge about the decreasing bee population. https://youtu.be/H9P9N9oP7OE

SECONDARY

DRINK MINDER – Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, North Island. Users can record and track the number of standard drinks they’ve consumed and see their progress as they go. https://youtu.be/btWtGI_g4UE

ON TRACK DUNEDIN - Columba College, Dunedin, South Island. Improves the health of Dunedin citizens by encouraging them to complete walking tracks around Dunedin. https://youtu.be/U1ulwaNTe8U