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Design Challenge 2050

Design Challenge 2050

What does the smart and connected city of 2050 look like?

Are you a student in Years 5 to 8 at a school in the Bendigo region? Do you have an idea about the smart and connected city of 2050?

Share it with us and you’ll have the chance to win great prizes for you and your school, and learn about careers in STEAM and design.

What is the challenge?

Regional Rail Revival has partnered with Bendigo Tech School, the Bendigo Discovery Science & Technology Centre and the Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network to develop Design Challenge 2050; a team-based competition for school students in the Bendigo region.

You’ll get inspired at our Online Immersion Day before heading back to school to start work on your team’s design. A series of guided learning hours and mentoring workshops will help your team to develop and perfect its idea before sending it to the judges.

If your idea is shortlisted, you’ll get to present it to our panel of engineers and other experts from Rail Projects Victoria at our Gala Pitch Final hosted by Bendigo Tech School. There are great prizes up for grabs for the winning teams and schools!

What kind of ideas are we looking for?

We want to hear your ideas about the future of public transport, in response to the question: What does the smart and connected city of 2050 look like?

Your idea should respond to one or more of the competition’s themes:

  • Technology or app-driven transport solution e.g. helping passengers to plan their onward journey
  • Communications campaign e.g. promoting safety by design
  • Product prototype e.g. a revolutionary train seat
  • Building and system design e.g. the railway station of the future.

More information

Check out the judging rubric (PDF, 160.7 KB) to find out more about the competition requirements. If your school participates in the challenge and you’re part of a team, you’ll receive more information as the challenge progresses.

Join the challenge!

If your teacher has asked you to check out this page, they’ve probably already registered your school for the challenge, so ask them how to get involved with your school’s team!

If you’ve found this page yourself, ask your class or science teacher to check our teacher info to find out if your school is eligible to register a team.

Information and resources for teachers

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