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Calling Sunny Coast young budding entrepreneurs and innovators

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Calling all Sunny Coast parents! Got a budding entrepreneur and innovator in the family? Entries are now open for the 2023 Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards.

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with Telstra and Study Sunshine Coast, will deliver the fun and exciting awards program that is open to all Sunshine Coast students in Years 9 to 12.

There will be more than $10,000 in prizes to share. These include the opportunity for students to work with some of the region’s most successful mentors to further develop their creative concept.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the program inspired innovation and creativity through the development of a new creative idea, business solution and/or a new use of technology.

“One of the great outcomes of the awards is connecting students with industry mentors to help them gain valuable real-life work experience, understand their potential customers, and develop a prototype,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Last year we saw 10 finalist teams from five schools present an amazing array of creative ideas. This included the winners from Suncoast Christian College who invented Bird Bell – a device that emits a radio frequency to deter birds and prevent injuries by the likes of swooping magpies.

“The possibilities through this program are truly endless. I encourage students to get together with their school mates, form a team and start thinking about that great app or invention. I can’t wait to see what the 2023 applicants come up with.”


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Key dates for Sunny Coast Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards:

  • Wednesday, February 15 – Entries open
  • Thursday, April 27 at 11.59pm – Phase One entries close
  • Friday, May 5 – Finalist teams announced, Phase Two of the competition begins
  • Thursday, June 22 – Phase Two entries close
  • Thursday, July 20 – Live Pitch and Awards Ceremony

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.studysunshinecoast.com.au/mayors-telstra-innovation-awards-2023/


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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