Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards entries flow in

Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards entries flow in

The Sunshine Coast’s technology tyros have spoken and it is now the judges who are putting their thinking caps on as they decide the finalists for the inaugural Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards.

Entries have been submitted from students across five different schools for the competition that is a terrific opportunity for local youngsters to showcase their innovative ideas.

There’s $20,000 in prizes up for grabs for students and their schools and Telstra Area Manager Kris Carver said finding a winner wouldn’t be easy.

“The judging panel had its first look at the entries late yesterday and the standard of submissions looks extremely impressive,” Mr Carver said.

“The Sunshine Coast is a great region that’s fostering its talent and really looking to show young people new ways of thinking so that’s why we’re bringing these awards to this region.

“By doing this we can showcase future opportunities to youngsters in a fun and innovative way and they can take their ideas and their thoughts and really take it to the next level.

“They’ll be judged through a set criteria and that will involve their written and video submission as well as a presentation at the end that they’ll be mentored through and then presenting their idea to a panel of judges.”

Unity College Caloundra Year 11 student Jordan Josic said participating in the awards had already been a terrific experience.

“Our team has had so much fun coming up with our submission which is an App that clinical health professionals can use with clients to help them collate data that identifies and monitors periods of stress experienced by the client that can then be used to form the basis of support therapies and stress minimisation strategies,” Jordan said.

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