The Minister's Innovation Challenge 2023

The Minister's Innovation Challenge 2023

Thirty teams of Year 8 students from WA public schools participated in The Minister’s Innovation Challenge 2023. Students used design thinking to develop innovative solutions to local issues or problems.

The challenge aims to prepare our young people to lead and innovate in our changing world. It also forms part of the Career Learning Toolkit, which addresses the need for career learning for secondary school students.

The challenge provides an opportunity for a broad range of Year 8 students to engage in entrepreneurial education.

A teacher from each participating school coordinated a team of students and helped them engage with the online lessons, and a local industry mentor provided advice and valuable insights.

During an online exhibition, the Minister for Education announced the 3 top-ranked teams who will share a $10,000 cash prize pool. The winning team’s final pitches were also showcased.

Winning schools for 2023

First place: Bob Hawke College

Second place: Denmark Senior High School

Third place: Exmouth District High School.

Learn more about the winning schools.

Participating schools in 2023

The following schools, listed by region, participated in the 2023 Minister’s Innovation Challenge.

  • East Kimberley College
  • Champion Bay Senior High School
  • Exmouth District High School
North Metropolitan
  • Balcatta Senior High School
  • Bob Hawke College
  • Butler College
  • Clarkson Community High School
  • Dianella Secondary College
  • Ellenbrook Secondary College
  • Hampton Senior High School
  • Joseph Banks Secondary College
  • Ocean Reef Senior High School
  • Wanneroo Secondary College
  • Karratha Senior High School
  • Newman Senior High School
  • Tom Price Senior High School
South Metropolitan
  • Baldivis Secondary College
  • Coastal Lakes College
  • Halls Head College
  • Harrisdale Senior High School
  • Lesmurdie Senior High School
  • Lynwood Senior High School
  • Warnbro Community High School
  • Albany Senior High School
  • Bunbury Senior High School
  • Dalyellup College
  • Denmark Senior High School
  • Gnowangerup District High School
  • Manjimup Senior High School
  • Margaret River Senior High School