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The Mayor's Telstra Technology Award 2015

What makes this award so exciting is that the possibilities are endless.

The Mayor's Telstra Technology Award 2015

Congratulations to all finalists and to the award winners below:

First prize

Varsity College: SocialBar - a safe social network for 8 -17 year olds that prevents social predators from following young children and teenagers online through the use of Student IDs.

  • Cheyenne Apap, Larisa Sunde and Lachlan Cox

Second prize

Varsity College: QueueMi - an app that provides an automated order system for restaurants.

  • James Dearlove, Sophie Tomassen and Tiffany Samonte

Third prize

Somerset College: Swell Clock - an alarm clock app that only wakes up surfers if conditions are good.

  • Ryan Neale, Long Roos, William Fischer

Winner of the Telstra People’s Choice Award

Aquinas College with The Smart Card

  • Levi Pulford, Jacob Breslin and Maddison Abela

Phase one finalist schools

  • Varsity College – QueueMi
  • Somerset College – Somerset Swell Clock
  • Southport State High School – CBC Machine
  • The Southport School – Solar Shelter Charger
  • Rivermount College – The Flip M3
  • Pacific Pines State High School – Flexi Leg
  • The Southport School – ID Caller Door Cam
  • Helensvale State High School – The Life Watch
  • Aquinas College – Smart Card
  • Varsity College – Social Bar
  • The Southport School – Fitband Jar
  • Pacific Pines State High School – Safety Sensor

Now in its second year, this award is offered exclusively to Gold Coast high schools and like last year, there was some big prizes for both the winning students and school.

“What makes this award so exciting is that the possibilities are endless. This is a superb opportunity for students to dream big and be mentored in how to translate an idea into something tangible.” Mayor Tom Tate said.


More information

If you have any queries about The Mayor's Telstra Technology Award 2015, please email MayorsTechAward@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 6474.

Sponsors and partners

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their valued support of this initiative:

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