ClickView’s Aussie Student Inventions Competition is Back for 2021
In 2020, we ran a nationwide search for Australia’s next generation of inventors. Hundreds of students from around Australia entered, pitching their inventions to our panel of experts. From a huge selection of innovative entries, the judges narrowed the field and selected winners in each category (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary). Check out our 2020 winners below.
Primary winners: It’s a tie!
Dom’s DAB Device
Sacred Heart Primary School
Primary winners: It’s a tie!
St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland
Lower Secondary winner
Clancy Catholic College, West Hoxton
Upper Secondary winner
Poppy Briggs and Lucy Lönnqvist
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School
New competition coming in Term 3, 2021
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’.
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