The Regional Championships are on now!
You and your students are invited to the Tahi Rua Toru Tech Regional Championship and Awards, taking place in your region in Term 4.
This year each school can enter up to 3 teams at each level of the Challenge. This will be an action-packed and fun grassroots celebration of Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko.
This is a chance for fame and fortune for your students and your school, and a chance to win a trip to the Nationals and compete for over $15,000 of cash prizes!
What are the Regional Championships?
The regional finals are where your students get to showcase the amazing work they have been doing as part of Tahi Rua Toru Tech. We’re keen for all those who have taken part in the challenge to attend, with up to 3 at each level competing. You can use whatever criteria you’d like to choose your teams.
Even if they haven’t completed their project, the opportunity to speak about their achievements and share their creative vision and journey with a friendly panel of regional industry and education experts will be a great learning experience. So we really urge all schools to come along and take part.
First, Bronze, Silver levels
Judging for these levels will take place during the day. We will provide you with a time for your team(s) once we know how many teams you are entering but most will be in the afternoon.
Judges will be looking primarily for good project ideas and strong reflections on the use of Digital Technologies and a working prototype is not necessary.
For those entering at the Primary Challenge level, the challenge will be a time-based activity similar to those they undertook during the Challenge.
The Primary Championship and will take part during the late afternoon event (4-6pm) and students don’t need to attend the judging sessions during the day.
Where and when?
Regional Championship events take place in the following cities:
- Whangarei (Weds 24/10/18, at Bream Bay College)
- Auckland (Thurs 25/10/18 at Unitec)
- Hamilton (Mon 29/10/18 at Wintec)
- Napier/Hastings (Mon 29/10/18 at EIT Taradale)
- Tauranga (Tue 30/10/18 at Toi Ohomai)
- Nelson (Tues 30/10/18 at NMIT)
- Palmerston North (Weds 31/10/18 at Ucol)
- Christchurch (Weds 31/10/18 at Ara Institute Madras St)
- Wellington (Thurs 1/11/18, venue TBC)
- Dunedin (Thurs 1/11/18 at Otago Polytechnic)
Judging for First, Bronze and Silver levels will take place during the day (times will be confirmed shortly, based on the number of teams for your region). Primary level judging will take place at the championship event.
The championship event will take place from 4pm-6pm and will be a celebration of the students’ achievements, presented by an outstanding member of the local tech community. Your students’ whanau and friends are very welcome to attend this session, so please do communicate this with your students and their parents/caregivers and ask them to register at the link below as well.
Full details and maps of venues will be provided to those registered in the week prior to the event.
Register for the Regional Championship now!
The winning teams from the Regional Championship will win an invitation to attend the National Championship on Wednesday 5 December at Te Papa in Wellington, including free travel for the team and a chaperone.
The National Championship is an exciting gala event – a day of fun and discovery with visits to Te Papa, local innovative tech companies, talks and more, followed by the awards event at 2pm-4pm.
The winning teams at the National Championship will win fame and fortune for their school, with extensive media reporting plus over $15,000 of cash prizes!
- Primary level: $1000 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $1000 for the school to be spent on digital technologies equipment.
- First/Bronze/Silver: $1500 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $3000 for the school to be spent on digital tech equipment (per level).