Geospatial Information Competition

The competition is now closed for 2019 – stay tuned for news on the finalists!

This competition is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for students. They’re required to identify a challenge in their local area or community and to use geospatial information and technologies to help address or solve that challenge.

What’s up for grabs for the entrants?

The Geospatial Information Competition isn’t just about playing with cool technology and solving problems. Students could potentially win a massive prize.

  • First prize is tickets to Locate20, Australia’s biggest surveying and spatial science conference! The prize includes fights, gala dinner and accommodation for two students, two parents and one teacher
  • Second prize is $200 cash – with two prizes awarded, for middle and junior school entries

Students applications were due December 13th 2019 – so while we process the entries and select the finalists, why not take a look at 2018’s winning entry?

Wondering what else it involves?

No doubt the competition will return again in 2020, so you might want to get a sneak peek at what is required. Well, the competition helps demonstrate the importance of geospatial science in an increasingly complex and exciting world. Teachers and students are supplied with geospatial science teaching and learning materials to ensure effective engagement with their classroom subjects. The Geospatial Information Competition is a chance for students to get to grips with how geospatial science works, what it can tell us about our communities, and ways that it can help us solve real world problems.

It is also a chance to have a lot of fun playing with cool technology!

In completing their project, students were permitted to align their entry with the geography, science, mathematics and technology curricula.

The criteria

Students who have entered the 2019 competition are judged on how well their response:

  • Identifies a challenge and outlines the processes that have led to/caused that challenge in the local area
  • Uses spatial technologies to help analyse the issues around their challenge
  • Communicates their solution to the problem in a clear, engaging and compelling way

Judging the student or group’s year level will be taken into consideration.

Thinking about what comes after grade 12?

There are a number of pathways you can take if you want to study geospatial science in Queensland.