ClickView and Aussie Inventions That Changed The World
During Term 4 2020, we’re running a nationwide search for Australia’s next generation of inventors. Introducing the Aussie Student Inventions Competition! With the help of some of Australia’s leading innovators, we’re giving you the chance to pitch and showcase your inventions to our panel of experts. Within each category (primary, lower secondary, senior secondary, TAFE and university), there are incredible prizes up for grabs for the most impressive submissions. You’ll have the opportunity to receive mentoring and guidance from our panel, to help make your concept or prototype a reality.
To help guide you in your quest, we’ve partnered with the producers of Aussie Inventions That Changed The World, to give you a better understanding of why we invent things. Your submitted invention can be any type, size or functionality. It could solve a problem, make life more interesting or just be incredibly cool!
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How to enter
Submit your entry in one of the five categories below. Entries close on 17 December 2020.
Write a submission (maximum 500 words, 4 pages including design, sketches, images or drawings), including:
a) The name of the invention
b) Your name/names and school/institution you attend
c) A description of your invention
d) What problem you are solving, or how your invention makes life better
e) The challenges you faced in the inventing process, and how you dealt with them
f) Include sketches, designs, drawings
g) Briefly explain one challenge faced by an inventor or inventing team featured in ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’, and how s/he/they overcame it.
You’ll also be asked to submit a 2-3 minute long video, including:
• The invention of course! This could be a working model, a prototype, computer graphics, drawings or photos.
• The development of the invention from idea to now. Did you work solo or as a team? We’re very interested in how you transformed your idea into something that can be made and used by others.
• Which Australian inventor or inventing team from the TV series ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’ inspires you, and why? Watch Aussie Inventions That Changed The World on ClickView, to discover 32 groundbreaking Australian inventions and the stories of the people behind them.
Need more info? Browse our FAQs below or send your questions to email@example.com.
If your school or institute doesn’t have a ClickView subscription, no problem. We can arrange free access until the end of 2020 for your staff and students so you can watch the series. Please contact us here.
Please feel free to use any part of the content for your newsletters, emails or social media.
We’ve put together two how-to guides to help you create your PDF and send your video share link.
Watch ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’ for inspiration
Led by a team of four expert hosts, this entertaining series uncovers how each invention worked, why it was extraordinary in its time and the conditions that lead to its ultimate successes, with a few instructive failures along the way. Comedian, actor and, well, brainiac Matt Parkinson heads up a team of expert co-hosts; science journalist Anja Taylor, inventor Sally Dominguez and historian David Hunt. They investigate four different inventions within each episode, linked by a common theme.
an Aussie backyard icon – the rotary clothes hoist – only to have it made famous by someone else. Myra Taylor improved women’s lives with her Boneless Corset leaving a legacy of freedom we still enjoy today. Mervyn Richardson forever changed the suburban landscape with his Victa Lawnmower, while Dr Steve Cummings and Bruce Thompson achieved huge water savings around the world with the Dual Flush Toilet.
extraordinary Bionic Ear delivered deaf patients the sound of speech; John O’Sullivan and his CSIRO team created the world’s first high-speed WiFi that dramatically changed the communication landscape worldwide; Henry Sutton’s visionary ‘Telephane’ was designed in Ballarat decades before the Television and post-master James Raymond established the world’s first Pre-Paid Postage system in Sydney in 1838 with his delightfully simple pre-paid envelope.
help Anzacs safely evacuate from Gallipoli. Alexander Worsfold built his all-terrain Transporter to hurry injured soldiers to field hospitals on the Western Front. Adelaide-born Howard Florey and his team developed the wonder drug Penicillin that was first deployed amongst infected allied soldiers during World War Two. And from Wollongong, Evelyn Owen’s Sub Machine Gun out-performed its competitors and become known as ‘the diggers’ darling’.