What is the challenge?

The challenge will ask school students in Years 4–10* for their ideas on the future of public transport, and to consider the question: What does the smart and connected city of 2050 look like?

The competition’s themes are:

  • Technology or app-driven transport solution e.g. helping passengers to plan their onward journey
  • Communications campaign e.g. promoting safety by design
  • Product prototype e.g. a revolutionary train seat
  • Building or system design e.g. the railway station of the future.

* Restricted to students in Years 5–10 in Bendigo and Ballarat, Years 4–6 in Gippsland and Years 7–10 in the Geelong regions.

The challenge process

Following an Online Starter Session on 19 and 21 October 2021, the design challenge will be delivered in schools. Participating tech schools will offer guided learning hours and mentoring workshops to support the students to develop their idea through a design-thinking approach.

Shortlisted teams will pitch their proposals to a panel of rail experts, who will judge the winners. There will be great prizes on offer for the winning school.

How to participate

Team registrations are now open! To register your students check the rules below to confirm you are eligible and complete the registration form by 5:00pm October 27, 2021.

Please use one form for your class, you can enter multiple teams of 3-5 students in one form.

RRR Design Challenge 2050 team registration.

Starter Sessions Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 October

The Challenge Starter Session will:

  • Introduce the challenge to students
  • Include a series of workshops led by participating Tech Schools, Rail Projects Victoria and industry mentors to get you ready for the challenge.

Session dates and times:

  • Secondary School Session: Tuesday 19 October 9:00-9:50am
  • Primary School Session: Thursday 21 October 9:30-10:30am

* Restricted to students in Years 5–10 in Bendigo and Ballarat, Years 4–6 in Gippsland and Years 7–10 in the Geelong regions.

Sign up now to secure your spot!

RRR Design Challenge 2050: Starter Session registration.


Find out details for your local Tech School

Bendigo Tech School
Email: bendigotechschool@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 5444 7113
Download the Bendigo Tech School flyer (PDF, 303.5 KB)

Ballarat Tech School
Email: ballarattechschool@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5327 8200
Download the Ballarat Tech School flyer (PDF, 333.2 KB)

Geelong Tech School
Email: geelongtechschool@gordontafe.edu.au
Phone: 5225 0511
Download the Geelong Tech School flyer (PDF, 297.3 KB)

Gippsland Tech School
Email: enquiries@gippslandtechschool.vic.edu.au
Phone: 5120 4522
Download the Gippsland Tech School flyer (PDF, 297.4 KB)

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