Primary Students / Schools/ Class

SOLVE A WICKED QUESTION

Design a product or service that would assist schools reduce the amount of water they use both now and into the future.

What can your school do to help other schools save this precious resource?

our Proud Sponsor

Hunter Water is proud to sponsor the 2021 Hunter Young Business Minds Awards. 

These awards give a platform for the next generation of creative minds to explore new ideas and challenge themselves to solve some of today’s wicked problems.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

The Challenge

Only a tiny portion (0.3%) of water on Earth can actually be used for human consumption. The number of people living in our region is growing all the time and we tend to use more water than people living in other Australian cities.

If we don’t change the way we use water we may not have enough water for everyone who lives here in the next 20 years.  

Everybody has a role to play at home, at work and school at school.

Solve the Wicked Question

We at Hunter Water are asking you to design a product or service that would assist schools reduce the amount of water they use both now and into the future.

What can your school do to help other schools save this precious resource?

Answer wicked question and win first prize $1000 and runners up $500.

For further details on how to enter download our brochure  or see below.

Need Help

Whether it be an idea or product that can help detect leaks, reduce your school’s water usage or create a more sustainable world for tomorrow, we want to hear about it. 

Whether you chose to tackle a real world problem at scale or keep it local at your school, we are here to support you along the way!

Our team of educational experts, scientists and engineers can provide you with with facts, resources and insights along the way.

You may be our next Love Water Superstar!

YOU COULD WIN $1000
HYMB 2021

HOW TO ENTER

STEP ONE

Develop a clear outline of the idea that solves the wicked problem. Take time to research and understand the problem you are solving.

If you need assistance or resources about water please see contact details in step four.

STEP two

It is important that the judges clearly understand your idea! Here are some helpful tips when building and presenting your idea:

  • If your idea is a service, think of a way to show it visually e.g. a
    storyboard, graphic, or animation.
  • If your idea is a product, develop a prototype that demonstrates
    what it does OR, if that’s too difficult, think of a way to demonstrate it visually. 

STEP three

Grab your phone or camera and shoot a two-minute video presenting the idea. Individual or Group entries must be presented by the individual or group.

STEP four

If you need any assistant, please contact:
Cheryl Royle – HYBMA Chairperson
Email: Cheryl@thefinerline.com.au
Contact No: 0407 991 277

Fill out the entry form below to get started! Once submitted, we will email you with the documentation and any further items we need from you. Terms and Conditions apply.

Check out the highlight reel from the Ampcontrol Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Night 2018.