Download the ESTEAM info sheet to get the rundown on what it is and how to enter!



1. The STEM Fast Track ESTEAM Summit is open to students, between years 5-12. Students will be broken in three peer groups for judging, these will be: years 5 & 6, years 7 – 10 and years 11 & 12.

2. The project must be undertaken by the student alone. However, parent input and support is encouraged.

3. Applicants may be individual or teams. The teams may consist of 2 or 3 members and must adhere to Covid-19 restrictions where applicable. Everyone on the team must be in the same peer judging group. (e.g., year 11s and year 10s cannot compete together).

4. Video entries must be no longer than 3 minutes. We recommend that they be a minimum of 60 seconds.

5. The deadline to submit entries in Tuesday 19th October 5pm.

6. The judges will review all the entries and select 5 finalists per age category. The finalists will be notified before the summit and invited to present their solution to a panel of judges at the ESTEAM Summit on Friday 22nd October.

7. At the Summit, finalists will have 10 minutes total to present their solution to the judges and answer any questions the judges may have. This will include discussing why they chose their project and how they researched the solution.

8. The Judges will select a winner based on their objective analysis of the solutions, how the student overcame any challenges during the  research and production/presentation of the entry.

9. The audience winner (i.e., people’s choice) will be chosen via an audience poll using a QR code on the day of the summit. Winners will be announced in the closing ceremony.

10. All finalists will receive a certificate.  Category winners will receive a prize to the value of $1000.  Details of prizes will be released early September.


▼ Does it Cost To Enter?

There is a $10 registration fee for single entries or $20 for teams of 2-3.

▼ Will it cost to attend the summit (22nd of October) if I am a finalist?


▼How can I submit my work?

Your infographics, videos, and essays can be submitted via email to hello@stemfasttrack.com.au For TikToks, tag us at @esteamsummit or #esteamsummit.

▼ Do I have to enter as part of my school?

No, however we do ask you to list your school on the attendance form.

▼ Can I use an existing piece of schoolwork (e.g., research project or SHE tasks)?

Yes, we encourage this so long as it fits the criteria.

▼ Can parents help their child do the task?

No. This is an opportunity for students to share their own opinions and showcase their innovation and independent thinking.

Furthermore, finalists will need to present their project as well as why they chose it. For this they will need to understand all aspects, not possible if they didn’t complete the task by themselves.

▼ Do I need a parent or teachers’ permission to enter the competition?

Yes, it’s important that you have their permission. Please ensure you complete this section on the Humanitix registration form.


At Stone & Chalk between 9:00am and 3:30pm on October 22.


Interstate entries are welcome. If you live outside of South Australia, you can submit entries online and present at the summit via Zoom. For more details, please feel free to contact us via hello@stemfasttrack.com.au




Registrations OPEN via Humanitix for the SFT ESTEAM Summit competition




Identify a problem to solve in one or more of the following areas Space, Pandemic, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber, Environment.




Create your solution and present in a short video, TikTok, Essay, Info Graphic or Poster




All submissions must be in by August 8. See our FAQ or contact us to find out more about submitting your solution.




All of the projects are judged by our team over three days using a point system based on the criteria provided.




The top projects in each division are then selected to be presented at the summit.




Finalists are to come to the summit to present their projects to a panel of judges shark tank-style. The winners are presented with their prizes!



1. Come up with an APP idea that will benefit your grandparents.

2. How would you run a school in outer space?

3. Produce an Infographic explaining neuro diversity that can be used at schools, workplaces.

4. Research 5 different jobs that support the space industry. Pick the top 1 you think are interesting and state why.

5. Research 5 different jobs that support the defence industry. Pick the top 1 that surprised you and explain why.

6. Research 5 different jobs that you can have if you study math. Which jobs have been around forever and which jobs are new?

7. How would you stop the spread of the pandemic?

8. Inform / communicate / educate on an environmental issue that is important to you.

9. What are the most important people skills you need in the ESTEAM areas? Name 3 and explain why you think so

10. Do you have a business idea that can help other people? Produce a 2 page business plan or infographic or poster

11. Can AI be used to do your homework? Research and provide your answer in a TikTok.

12. How did the artists design Thor’s hair? Research and explain in a short video.

13. Research and present 10 ways we can reduce waste in the ocean. This can be presented as a short video, TikTok, infographic or poster.

14. Year 11 & 12 Research project: please submit your summary if it’s covered under the ESTEAM or Space, Pandemic, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber, or Environment.

15. How will Mars look like when we are living on the planet?  Research and produce a Poster.

16. What food will be produced in 2050? How will we be able to grow it sustainably?

17. What food will we be producing and eating on Mars or any other planet?

18. Do a budget for leaving home and living by yourself / with friends.  Be as accurate as you can. Produce a budget in a spreadsheet and support this with an info graphic or poster or video or TikTok.

19. How will be get from point A to Point B in 2050?  Will it be a car? What fuel will we be using?

20. If you had to choose between leading a team to Mars on a mission or creating a sustainable way to produce food which, would you choose and why?

21. If you could have anyone mentor, you who would it be and why? How would they help you? Why did you choose them? Produce a video explaining.

22. How would you fix the gender balance in STEM? Produce an infographic or video with your ideas.

23. How would you encourage a more diverse and inclusive STEM workplace? Produce an infographic or video with your ideas.

24. Come up with an idea for a carbon-neutral apartment block (how many people should live there, where they get their power from etc).

25. Look into how cities should be built in the future (considering economic, environmental and population factors).  

26. If you were prime minister/queen/king/ruler what would your 3 priorities be and why?

For more ideas especially for year 5 – 6 please click this link.

Meet The founder - Teresa Janowski

Teresa is the CEO and founder of STEM Fast Track. She is a critically acclaimed life coach and STEM educator whose 25 years of experience in high-calibre training and management roles have garnered the respect of industry leaders across the globe.

Teresa has lent her prowess to tech giants including Telstra, Motorola, BAE Systems, and SAAB Technologies, revolutionising systems within these organisations that are still being practiced today.

In 2013, Teresa created the award-winning mentoring programs STEM Sista and STEM Mista. These specialised courses help drive students to build tremendous resilience and forge remarkable careers.

Capturing the attention of STEM leaders in the US and Europe, Teresa has been invited to speak publicly about her programs on the international stage to inspire educators on a global scale.

Incubating her own company STEM Fast Track in 2018, Teresa and her rapidly expanding team now run STEM Sista and Mista across Australia and Europe.

More than an inspiring educator, Teresa is a loving wife and avid mother of two, enjoying a shared passion for cars with her husband.