Sydney Metro school competitions

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge

Sydney Metro believes Sydney’s youth has what it takes to solve real challenges in Australia’s biggest transport project. Metro Minds STEAM Challenge invites students in Year 9 or Year 10 to work together to come up with an innovative solution to an authentic Sydney Metro challenge or opportunity. In teams of four to six, students will work together to explore real world positions. Each team will produce a:

  • concept brief outlining the team’s design thinking
  • filmed video ‘pitch’ presentation of up to 5 minutes that includes a design or prototype of their innovation
  • design of their innovation in a medium of choice - such as a physical model, computer design or artistic impression.

The best teams will be shortlisted and attend a final event with Sydney Metro, stakeholders and industry representatives. The event will showcase all finalists’ submissions and teams will engage in a panel discussion and Q&A session conducted by Sydney Metro, stakeholders and selected representatives.

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Metro Minds Innovation Challenge

Innovation is a core value of Sydney Metro and the Metro Minds Innovation Challenge aims to foster creativity, originality, problem solving, imagination, practicality and enterprise skills through creating a platform for school students to come up with trail-blazing transport ideas.

The competition will invite students from Years 3- 8, as individuals, to come up with an innovative idea – big or small – that would support Sydney Metro’s goal of connecting Sydney.

Entries could be an invention, a simple way to make life easier, a new technology for a sustainable future – anything that would support Sydney Metro deliver a world class transport system. Entrants will be asked to submit a video pitch. The competition is for students in Years 3-8, who will work individually. A winner will be announced from each of three categories – Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6, and Years 7 and 8.

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