The Regionate Challenge is looking for school students that can make a difference

The Riverina Anglican College had the idea of creating an app that uses facial recognition on livestock to reduce cow theft. Photo: supplied.
The Riverina Anglican College had the idea of creating an app that uses facial recognition on livestock to reduce cow theft. Photo: supplied.

Are you a regional school student in Year 10 or 11 with an idea that can have a positive impact on the community?

Do you want to win computer tablets for your team members, $1,000 for your school and an overnight trip to Sydney?

The Regionate Challenge is hoping to hear from you, with registrations now open.

The Regionate Challenge gives students the opportunity to put their thinking caps on and produce an innovative idea for their community, and create it as a start-up.

Students develop their ideas through online weekly challenges starting May 7 across four weeks, with the help of mentors from Sydney's Innovation Hub.

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Innovation Program Coordinator Nicholas Stevens said that the program gives students the chance to "understand innovation and work collaboratively in teams."

"They get to come up with ideas that have a social impact," he said.

"The challenge will provide essential skillsets."

Bomaderry High School created the Job Opportunities for Youth (JOY) app which connects students searching for employment. Photo: supplied.

Bomaderry High School created the Job Opportunities for Youth (JOY) app which connects students searching for employment. Photo: supplied.

Students will then have a core part of their idea "eliminated", to give them the opportunity modify it.

Bomaderry High School and The Riverina Anglican College were declared the winners of last year's competition.

Registrations close Wednesday May 12.

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