Schools Future Thinking competition - winners and honourable mentions
As part of our centenary celebrations in 2014, Hydro Tasmania invited young Tasmanians to imagine our energy future. Students in years 5-10 were asked to consider how we might source and use energy 100 years from now, and explain their idea in 100 words or less.
More than 70 entries from all corners of the state were reviewed by a Hydro Tasmania judging panel of engineers, scientists and educators against the criteria of presentation, innovation, and being solution-oriented.
There were some incredibly imaginative and thought-provoking solutions to securing our future energy supply. While some of the ideas may take many decades to figure out, in some cases there is already exploratory work going on in some countries that could lead to practical application in the near future.
Individual and school prizes have been awarded in three categories, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-10. The winners received a $150 gift voucher from Dick Smith Electronics for themselves, and an energy efficiency audit for their school (valued at around $3000).
You can read the winning entries and the honourable mentions in each category below. Most entrants also provided illustrations and diagrams to support their idea.