IT Challenge 2012

Skip to the 2012 IT Challenge Awards winners.

Previous IT Challenge Awards results are available: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

For information relating to the IT Challenge in 2013, please refer to the CGBC website.

Overview

The IT Challenge is a multiple category competition for High School Students and celebrated in a final IT Challenge awards night in July 2012. Awards Night to be hosted at CGBC 2012

The 2012 IT Challenge Awards will be broadcast live.

The IT Challenge categories will cover the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Database
  • Applications
  • Game Development
  • Web Design
  • Film
  • 3D Maya/Max
  • Flash
  • Digital Imaging
  • Machinima
  • Open IT Category

Competition specifications

Who?
All Secondary Schools in Australia are eligible to enter. The competition is directed at students studying in Years 9,10, 11 and 12, however there is no restraint on age, so long as all students are enrolled at a Secondary College (High School). If you attend TAFE please contact us before submission.
Entries can be team based or individual: Maximum team size of 4 students.

International entries – For schools outside of Australia, please contact us before submitting an entry. International entries are judged separately from the domestic competition.

When?
Final Submission date: 22 June 2012

Categories

Programming
Students are required to design and program a project.
Program languages (Students can use any programming language)

Please see the prizes specific to the programming category.

Database
Students are required to develop an interactive database using various software applications.

Applications
Develop an applicaton for a mobile device or Desktop computer.

Game Development
Design and build a Computer game. The delivery and use of program languages are open. Points will be rewarded for ability and presentation.

Web Design
Design and develop an interactive website. Points will be rewarded for advance web techniques and originality.

Film
Students are required to develop a short film or documentary. The theme and delivery must be positive.

3D
See 3D Maya/Max Competition page for further details.

Flash
See Flash Competition page for further details.

Digital Imaging
Create an image, poster or design using Photoshop or Illustrator software.

Machinima
Make a machinima movie using characters from computer games. Create a short movie.

Open IT Category
The Open IT Category is related to areas that are not defined in this competition. Before entering this category a High School must give good reason why the entry should be accepted for judging.

Note: Students can enter one project under several categories. Please provide detailed information for multi entry consideration.

If you are unsure about your entry or category please call the competition contact at the bottom of this page.

Register your entry

Please send an email to Andrew Owen if you are entering the competition. Please include if it is an individual or team based entry, name of teacher, year level and school. This will help us better administer your entry near the submission dead line.

Deliverable

Both authoring files and final delivery file should be supplied on a DVD as final submission. Video clips can also be sent in on mini DV tape. All submissions should be named accordingly with participant and school information on the official entry form. Also required is a one page document describing how your entry was made and why. All entries are required to submit a digital screen shot of your entry.

All entries should be sent to the following address:

IT Challenge
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield Victoria 3145
Attention: Andrew Owen

Judging Process

The judging of the competition will be undertaken by Staff within the Faculty of Information Technology Monash University and members of the IT Industry. All entries results will be published on the Faculty of Information Technology website www.infotech.monash.edu.au after the IT Challenge Awards Night.

Prizes

Winning students will be awarded prizes and trophies for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each IT category and to the winning high schools.

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
  • 1st Place Trophy
  • 1st Place Certificate
  • iPod Nano
  • 2nd Place Trophy
  • 2nd Place Certificate
  • iPod Shuffle
  • 3rd Place Trophy
  • 3rd Place Certificate
  • iPod Shuffle

Programming Category Prizes

Sponsoring the programming category, the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence. They have kindly provided the following prizes for the winners in this category. Please note that the prizes detailed above do not apply to the programming category.

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
  • 1st Place Trophy
  • 1st Place Certificate
  • Galaxy tab 10.1 (32G)
  • 2nd Place Trophy
  • 2nd Place Certificate
  • Arduino Starter Kit
  • APC 24 Months subscription
  • 3rd Place Trophy
  • 3rd Place Certificate
  • The Security Development Lifecycle (book)
  • Programming Android (book)
  • iPad Development for iPhone Developers (book)

Awards of Merit

These certificates will also be presented to various students across all categories showing outstanding achievement (who have not placed in the top three).

All winning entries will be presented and receive prizes at the IT Challenge awards night. Award winners and schools will be notified in advance before the event.

2012 Competition winners

Category Description Winners
Programming Students are required to design and program a project. Students can use any programming language.
  1. Tyson Jones – John Monash Science School
  2. Beaudean Brown – Berwick Secondary College
  3. Apoorv Kansal (Melbourne High) and
    William Soo and Connor Papanicolaou (Brentwood Secondary College) (joint project)
Database Students are required to develop an interactive database using various software applications.
  1. Apoorv Kansal (Melbourne High) and William Soo and Connor Papanicolaou (Brentwood Secondary College)
  2. Jesse Weber – Chisholm Institute of TAFE
  3. Ahmed Shash – Hallam Secondary College
Applications Develop an applicaton for a mobile device or Desktop computer.
  1. Louis Rankin – St Phillips Christian College
  2. Jason Hollingshed – St Phillips Christian College
  3. Adrian Goldwaser – Melbourne High
Game Development Design and build a Computer game. The delivery and use of program languages are open. Points will be rewarded for ability and presentation.
  1. Nicholas Gherbaz – Braemar College
  2. James Whyte – Ballarat Grammar
  3. Alex Brien – St Phillips Christian College
Web Design Design and develop an interactive website. Points will be rewarded for advance web techniques and originality.
  1. Jay Webb – Chisholm Institute of TAFE
  2. Vanessa Goundry – Loreto Normanhurst
  3. Daniel Morrow – St Phillips Christian College
Film Students are required to develop a short film or documentary. The theme and delivery must be positive.
  1. Dayaan Nazar – Beaconhills Secondary
  2. Daniel Wiltshire – MacKillop College
  3. Catherine Bauer – Loreto Normanhurst
3D See 3D Maya/Max Competition page for further details.
  1. Claire Irena Worth – Bentleigh Secondary College
  2. Michael Tamits – Marden Senior College
  3. Keehan Roberts – Marden Senior College
Flash Animated Narrative See Flash Competition page for further details.
  1. Jane Chen and Jasmine Gan – Presbyterian Ladies College
Animated Music Clip See Flash Competition page for further details.
  1. Samantha Lui and Sanju and Tilley Wong – Presbyterian Ladies College
Digital Imaging Create an image, poster or design using Photoshop or Illustrator software.
  1. Claire Irena Worth – Bentleigh Secondary College
  2. Katherine Wright – Nazareth College
  3. Xuan Le – MacRobertson Girls High School

International Category

Category Description Winners
3D See 3D Maya/Max Competition page for further details.
  1. Chi Keung Wong, Ngo Yin Ip, Man Ho Wan, Ling Fung Shek – STFA Yung Yau College
  2. Lap Shun Chan, Ming Leong Lee, Wing Lun Tse, Chak Hin Lee – STFA Yung Yau College
  3. Wing Hang Chan, Chak Fung Ip, Ka Yung Cheung, How San Leung – STFA Yung Yau College
Film Students are required to develop a short film or documentary. The theme and delivery must be positive.
  1. Tim Chan – Kristin School (New Zealand)

IT Challenge Student of the Year

The IT Challenge Student of the Year will be selected from the 1st placed winners in each category. Three will be selected for 1st, 2nd and 3rd IT Challenge student of the year. This award will be announced on the night.

IT Challenge Awards Night

Date: To be announced

During CGBC 2012: Computer Games Boot Camp

Time: Awards start at 4:55pm (please arrive at least 30 minutes before this time)

Location: To be announced – Monash University

Our Role

Despite running the competition, The Faculty of Information Technology will only take an administrative role. No technical or software support will be offered by the Faculty and it is expected that students will use their own research methods to locate support materials for any software or technical issues that may arise.

For more information please contact Andrew Owen.

A copy of Maya PLE and tutorials can be found on the Autodesk website www.autodesk.com.

Download the registration form (doc, 50kb)