ResourceSmart Schools of the Future Challenge and Competition 2021

Last updated: 9 April 2021

The ResourceSmart Schools of the Future Challenge 2021 is a fun, educational activity where students can create and share their visions for a sustainable future.

The Challenge provides an opportunity for a high degree of student engagement, drawing on student voice and vision. Students will have a lot of fun completing the challenge, while gaining valuable experience in futures thinking and action planning techniques.

The Challenge is suitable for all students from P to 12 and is also a great activity for Student Action Teams.

Once schools have completed the Challenge, they can enter the ResourceSmart Schools Competition and go into the draw to win one of 15 $1,000 cash prizes to assist their school’s sustainability journey.

Are you ready to take the Challenge?

We’ve designed the Challenge with simplicity in mind: you only need a few resources (paper, pens and a computer), and plenty of enthusiasm.

To join the Challenge, simply participate (in your own time) in the 3 short online sessions (available here from 21 April).

They can be completed one at a time, or all at once. The sessions are easy for teachers to run. We’ll help you get started by running through everything and answering your questions at teacher info sessions.

Schools can run the Challenge as many times as they like, and it’s available to all schools. You don’t need to register to part of the Challenge.

Only active ResourceSmart Schools are eligible to enter the Competition.

Enter the competition and win $1000 for your school!

To go into the draw to win one of the 15 $1000 cash prizes available, follow these easy steps:

  1. Read the Competition terms and conditions of entry.
  2. Ensure that your school is an active RSS school. To become a ResourceSmart School or to restart your ResourceSmart Schools journey, sign up on our website, or contact us at schools@sustainability.vic.gov.au.
  3. Complete the Challenge then submit your entry to the Competition by 11:00 pm on Thursday 3 June 2021. This will involve answering a few short questions and submitting evidence demonstrating that you have completed the Challenge.
  4. If you supply any images that include students or staff, please complete the Adult release form (Word, 56kB) or Child release form (Word, 57kB) and include it your competition entry.

Winners will be drawn from eligible entries received.

Eligible entries will be featured on our website later this year.

Important dates

Teacher live info session with Q&As:

  • Wednesday 21 April 2021, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Monday 26 April 2021, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Choose your preferred session and register >

The same information will be provided at each session and a recording will be available here from 30 April.

Challenge pre-recorded online sessions (3): available here from 21 April 2021

Competition opens: 27 April 2021

Competition closes: 11:00 pm, 3 June 2021

Winners announced: 22 June 2021

Further information

Contact:

ResourceSmart Schools team 03 8626 8844 schools@sustainability.vic.gov.au