Geospatial Information Competition

The 2019 competition is now open

After a massive response in 2018, the Geospatial Information Competition returns!

The 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 this year?

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 have until December 13th 2019 to get their entries in, so it’s time to get thinking about all the amazing applications that geospatial science could have in your community. You can register your interest via this link, after which you will receive the competition instruction and rules pack. You can also access the information page and entry form right here!

To get an idea of what is involved, take a look at the 2018’s winners profile. If you have any questions about the 2018 or the 2019 competition, email

Wondering what else it involves?

This competition helps demonstrate the importance of geospatial science in an increasingly complex and exciting world. Teachers and students will be 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 will be permitted to align their entry with the geography, science, mathematics and technology curricula.

The criteria

Students will be 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.