Announcing the Search for Australia's Next Tech Girl Superhero for 2014!
This is a national competition for all female students in years 4-12.
Help your school by inventing a technology-based solution to reduce cyber bullying, connect better with your community, increase cyber safety, or improve your school's health and wellness.
The most innovative ideas will receive funding to attend the first ever virtual Tech Girl Superhero Academy in December 2014! The 20 finalists will have a chance to bring your ideas to life thanks to our sisterhood of real-world Tech Girl Superheroes.
Great prizes for the best submissions, voted by leaders in the tech industry!
Unleash your inner Tech Girl Superhero and make the world a better place. Share your ideas with us!
Meet our Patron Marie Johnson
I am honoured to be the 2014 Patron of the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero.
My message to all young women contemplating their careers and life’s choices, is that “there are no wrong turns”!
Do not listen to the naysayers – go for it – “Think Big – and See Things Differently”
Think Big and See Things Differently
This YouTube video “Did You Know” is a very uplifting and inspirational video that gives a phenomenal glimpse of the future
Imagine the world in the year 2020 – a world shaped by technology and creativity. The next few years will see the most amazing changes in the way we live since the Industrial Revolution. This period of creativity will be driven by technology breakthroughs and innovation – lifting billions of people from poverty and disadvantage. This is a future of great opportunity for creative thinkers with the tools and skills to understand what they see and design what they imagine.
And given that future, we need more women making their career in technology – it is really the fabric of our economy and shapes our society.
Your own illustrated Tech Girl Superhero avatar
Names as a Tech Girl Movement Ambassador for 2015
Paid trip for you and a guardian to attend the 2014 Tech Girl Superhero Academy - News! Unfortunately we could not get the funds for this but we will send an enormous prize pack instead!
Technical and social activities, mentoring, fun through the Tech Girl Superhero Academy.
If you have files to accompany your submission, upload them here (screenshots, mockup designs etc).
16 May - Competition is launched by Senator Michaelia Cash @ANU in Canberra - Entries open at 10am AEST (pics here)
1 July - 1st round of feedback on entries
1 September - 2nd round of feedback on entries
15 October - Entries close at 5pm AEST
20 October - 3 November - Judging
15 November - Finalists notified
6 December - Finalists to attend the first ever virtual Tech Girl Superhero Academy!
Note: we reserve the right to refuse entries deemed inappropriate.