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Ocean Innovators ANZ Challenge

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With the chance to win exciting prizes, Britannica Education is on the lookout for young innovators in Australia and New Zealand who can come up with smart ideas to help protect our oceans for future generations. Submissions for this competition are due at the end of National Science Week 2024!

The Ocean Innovators ANZ Challenge is held by Britannica Education to inspire and celebrate young innovators from across Australia. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge and innovative ideas around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for ocean health, with the chance to win some exciting prizes! As part of the Challenge, students will:

  • Complete a Lesson on Expedition: Learn
    In teams of 2-4, students will complete an Expedition: Learn! lesson around human impact on the environment, that sets the scene.
  • Fill out a Digital Research Journal
    Teams then fill out the related questions in their digital Research Journal, to assess their understanding.
  • Design a Digital Solutions Poster
    Finally, teams create a digital poster that showcases their innovative solution to the UN SDG number 14, “Life Below Water”.

Each winning team will receive a Zero-X Action Cam for the classroom and a turtle will be adopted on the group’s behalf from WWF Australia (each winning team will receive a WWF adoption pack!).

How to Enter?

The Ocean Innovators ANZ Challenge is open to teams of young people in Years 3-8. There are two Competition categories: Years 3-5 and Years 6-8.*

Teams must consist of 2 – 4 individuals with an “Adult Coach”, which may be a teacher or group leader acting as a mentor and point of contact with Britannica Education.

For full instructions on how to enter and to register a team, visit:

Key dates

  • Registrations Open: Wed, 15 May 2024
  • Registrations Close: Wed, 18 Jul 2024
  • Final Submission Deadline: Sun, 18 Aug 2024
  • Winners Selected: Tue, 10 Sep 2024

*Participation in the Competition is subject to compliance in full with the Competition's Terms & Conditions.