Showcase Details


A timeline of events has been developed into an infographic below. Key dates are as follows:

Friday 5th August- Diocesan entries for curating close

Monday 8th August- National curating takes place

Friday 12th August - Schools receive curating advice for finalist videos from their dioceses

Monday 22nd August - Final video submissions due from all finalists

Wednesday 24th August - Judging of all final video submissions takes place

Wednesday 31st August - Online Awards Ceremony - (Details TBC)

Tuesday 6th September - STEM MAD National Showcase @ NCEC (Melbourne)

Schools that have participated in their own diocesan STEM MAD Showcase or equivalent event may be selected to represent their diocese in STEM MAD National. All nominated schools will be expected to provide a final video submission for judging. All entries are eligible to be judged for awards.

The winners of all awards will be announced at the STEM MAD National Showcase @NCEC on Tuesday 6th September.

Winning teams from across Australian dioceses will be encouraged to join us in Melbourne and participate in the live showcase event.

For schools unable to attend the event will be live streamed.


2022 Final Timeline for schools - STEM MAD National.pdf

Showcase AGENDA

Finalist Video Entries

All selected finalists will be asked to provide a 3.5 minute video. Finalist submissions will be as follows:

  • Each team of students will be required to provide a 3.5 minute video, which includes a clear and detailed description of the design process and a virtual walk-through of the prototype. Project teams should aim to have a working prototype to demonstrate in their video.

  • Each video should include the entire team with each student portraying a strong positive presence.

  • Project teams need to display their school identity (e.g. school name and diocese) in their video and include the project title in their introduction or title slide. Project teams should aim to have addressed all the project criteria.

  • Please submit a separate submission form for each project team.

Video Curating - optional

  • Following the curating day, feedback will be provided with information pertaining to areas of improvement, topics which require more clarity and any other information the curators believe will assist the project teams in tweaking their final video submissions.

  • Each Finalist team selected by diocesan representatives, comprising maximum 4 students will have the opportunity to provide a final video which will be moderated by the STEM MAD National Advisory Committee who will provide curating advice if desired for refinement to all teams participating in STEM MAD National 2022.

Selection Process

For selection, following their own individual showcases, each diocese or state will be responsible for nominating up to three projects in the categories primary, secondary and 'Future is STEM', which best demonstrate their learning and meet the project criteria for possible representation at STEM MAD National. The STEM MAD National Advisory Committee - a Committee made up of representatives from each participating state - will judge the nominees based on the project criteria. As part of the judging process, the STEM MAD National Advisory Committee will be looking for;

  • innovative ideas

  • a clear demonstration of the design process and learning journey

  • project teams comprising of eloquent, highly competent presenters who will best represent their diocese or state at a national level

Successful project teams will be invited to participate in STEM MAD National in September. At least one team from every diocese or state will be selected. Further additional team wildcard entries may be selected to participate based on excellence of idea and demonstration of the learning journey.

The closing date for video submissions is 5.00 pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.

Set up on the day

Details coming soon