What is the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge?

The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is a nationwide initiative open to all Australian students from Year 1 to 12. The Challenge aims to help students solve problems in their local communities.

 

Background

The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is an initiative of Fiftysix Creations sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation, for the purposes of providing an opportunity for students to solve problems in their local communities.

To take part in this challenge, students must identify an SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) and brainstorm an innovative business or social change idea to solve it.

For students to successfully complete the Challenge, they must submit a registration via the Challengewebsite. Students can choose to work individually, or in a group of up to 3 students. ‘Youth Impact HQ’ isthe online digital learning platform that can help guide your students through the process of creating their business registration.

Students who complete the Challenge will have their efforts recognised through through a Westpac Youth Impact Challenge Prize Pack.

 

Winners Categories

The Challenge will be divided into three categories:

  • Category 1: Primary School – Years 1 to 6
  • Category 2: Middle School – Years 7 to 9
  • Category 3: Senior School – Years 10 to 12

Each student must register through the Challenge Website, whether they are working in a group or individually. This allows for each student to complete the Challenge and receive their certificate. Students in a group must each separately upload the same version of their registration.

 

Prizes

The winners selected will receive the following prizes:

  • 1 x Microsoft Surface Laptop valued at $2,000
  • 1x Singularity University Summit Ticket in Sydney valued at $1,500
  • 1 x 12 Month membership to “The Entrepreneurship Lab by Fiftysix Creations
  • 12 Month Mentoring Package from Fiftysix Creations and Westpac

Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and are not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

 

Eligibility

“You” means a person participating in the Challenge, and, unless context otherwise requires, includes the participant’s parent/guardian.

You are eligible to register and participate in the Challenge if you are:

  • An Australian State or non-State School studnet or a home education student under the Education (General Provision Act 2006 in Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in 2020, and
  • If you are under the age of 18. You have your parent/guardin’s consent to participate

 

Timing

Applications close 13 August 2020.

 

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