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Assessment Criteria

Everything your team submits as part of the illuminate:nextgen Challenge is marked against the same set of seven (7) criteria, which has been developed alongside the core skills that the challenge is based upon. Depending on the task, the criteria has different weightings depending on the importance of that particular skill or knowledge for that task, so check the task outlines closely to see what the judges are looking for – and for major tasks, you can download judging rubrics to see what judges are expecting. The criteria are;

 

  1. Strategy & Organisation
  2. Research & Inquiry
  3. Creativity & Innovation
  4. Financial Interpretation
  5. Communication
  6. Use of Digital Technology
  7. Real World Application
Resource Hunt [1.50%]

Due: Monday at 9:30 am
Purpose: Help students become familiar with the resource available online.

 

Outline: With a range of useful resources and templates provided online, teams are given an opportunity to explore the website and submit work through it, in anticipation of later stages of the program.

 

Requirements: Teams need to submit one response per team through the submission option below.

Problem Frame [1.50%]

Due: Monday at 2:45 pm
Purpose: Clearly identify a problem that relates to the Core Challenge that your team will look to solve.
Template: Editable PDF (from Virtual Binder)

 

Outline: To help your team move through the Innovation Process, it is critical to be able to identify and explain the problem that your team sees in an easy to understand manner. Each team is required to complete a Problem Frame using the following template;

  • [People] need to [Need] because [Importance], but [Gap].
  • People should be a clearly defined group of people that have this problem.
  • Need should be a verb that outlines what the People need – an action or a requirement.
  • Importance is why these People need this Need met in their lives through justification.
  • Gap outlines why this Need is not being met at the moment.

 

Requirements: Teams must book in to meet with Facilitators on Collaborate to have their Problem Frame checked, refined, and approved before progressing to the next stage. Check Collaborate for how to book an appointment. To meet with facilitators, post your Problem Frame statement on your team’s channel on Collaborate, and Facilitators will chat with you there.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
7. Real World Application0%
Team MOU [1.50%]

Due: Monday at 3:00 pm
Purpose: Set clear rules and agreements within the team of how you will work together.
Templates: Editable PDF (From Virtual Binder)Judging Rubric

 

Outline: As the program is completed in teams, it is important to set a good foundation to work collaboratively together as well as prepare for any potential conflict. Teams will step through an exercise to establish key behaviours that the team will agree to, then sign it as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between all of the team members.

Requirements: Teams are to fill in the sheets within the Team Binder, then take a picture of the page or edit the editable PDF and upload it using the Student Resources page.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
5. Communication0%
7. Real World Application0%
Solution Canvas

Due: Monday at 3:30 pm (Optional)

Purpose: To choose a solution to the Problem Frame that is focused on the impact that will become the team’s solution for the rest of the challenge.
Template: Editable PDF Canvas | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: While we often can come up with a lot of creative ideas, it can be difficult to narrow down the choices to choose the idea that will be taken forward into the rest of the challenge. To support this, teams are to complete the Solution Canvas, which will help go through an ideation (creative thinking) process and evaluate the ideas based on their difficulty and impact, in preparation for choosing the idea for the rest of the challenge.

 

Requirements: Teams are to complete the double-sided Solution Canvas (editable PDF version available to download on the Student Resources Page), save the edited the PDF with your thoughts, and upload them individually through the Student Resources page.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
5. Communication0%
7. Real World Application0%
Mentoring Session

Due: Tuesday from 9:00 am
Purpose: To share the progress of the team through the Innovation Process, and get constructive feedback and advice on the chosen idea.

Outline: It is incredibly valuable to get feedback from other perspectives when coming up with a new idea. The Mentoring Session allows teams an opportunity to present for up to three (3) minutes to share what they have worked on so far and as much detail as they have about their idea, to then allow the mentors an opportunity to answer any questions and provide general feedback.

In preparing for the presentation, teams should;

  • Read through the instruction sheet explaining the process carefully.
  • Read through the available mentors and post your top mentor preferences to Collaborate.
  • Check Collaborate for your mentors and meeting times (You may have more than one mentor meeting).
  • Introduce the Problem Frame so the mentor knows what issue the team has identified.
  • Introduce the idea that the team has come up with so far, with detail as appropriate.
  • Consider what questions you could ask the mentor that could help your team out.
  • Prepare to take notes of the feedback to review after the session.


Requirements: Teams will be sent the mentor and meeting times to their team channel on Collaborate. Teams will need to follow the link sent with each mentor at the correct time to begin their session. There may be more than one team in each meeting and so teams should be prepared to listen to other teams.

Elevator Pitch [5.00%]

Due: Tuesday before 1:00 pm
Purpose: Clearly present the idea in a compelling manner – in a tight timeframe.
Template: Judging Rubric

 

Outline: When presenting a new idea, often people are asked to explain their ‘Elevator Pitch’, which is a quick outline of the idea that should go for the length of a short elevator ride. Teams are required to present a thirty (30) second presentation that briefly outlines their idea, using the following guide;

  • An Introduction: Your name and something to open the conversation with.
  • The Problem: Briefly outline the Problem Frame.
  • The Solution: Your idea in short.
  • Impact: What difference will this idea really make?
  • Hook: Close with a compelling question to get the listener interested.

Further detail will be provided during the Communications Presentation.

 

Requirements: Teams will be given time to rehearse and record their elevator pitch before uploading their recording to the Student Resources Page on time to be judged and sent to another team for feedback.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
5. Communication0%
7. Real World Application0%
Planning Canvas [2.50%]

Due: Tuesday at 3:30 pm
Purpose: Provide a way of brainstorming elements of the business solution that need to be developed and decided upon.
Template: Editable PDF | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: As the solution evolves, it is important to also start putting detail into the idea to understand how it could function and what else is needed to make it work. Teams will complete the Planning Canvas to document their thoughts in these areas, understanding the canvas can be added to throughout the program. Teams will also find that by putting more thinking into this task will help with later parts of the challenge, where these elements become part of the Business Case, Marketing Strategy & Business Launch Presentation.

 

Requirements: Teams are to complete the Planning Canvas (available as an editable PDF on the Student Resources Page), take a photo of both sides or save the edited PDF, and upload them individually through the Student Resources page.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
4. Financial Interpretation0%
5. Communication0%
7. Real World Application0%
Team Agenda [2.50%]

Deadline (I): Tuesday 9:15 am
Deadline (II):
Wednesday 9:15 am
Deadline (III): Thursday 9:15 am
Purpose: Teams need to keep themselves organised during the more flexible days of the challenge.
Template: Editable PDFs (Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4)

Outline: As teams are into the later stages of the challenge, there are a number of tasks that need to be completed that require some forward planning to ensure nothing is missed. To support this, teams are required to complete a Team Agenda each morning, outlining what the team will focus on and delegate all jobs to team members so everyone has a role.

Requirements: Teams will be advised of the submission requirements during the Morning Briefing. Complete the editable PDF and upload it to the Student Resources Page.

Market Research [5.50%]

Due: Wednesday at 11:30 am
Purpose: Complete research on key aspects of your solution to understand how it fits into the market, and if there really is a need for it.
Template: Template & Task Outline | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: To understand your target customers, the benefits that your solution will create and the wider industry, it is critical that you complete research. To support this, teams are to complete the Market Research task, with the three research areas connected to the Problem Frame. This should be prepared in a report format as a stand-alone task, but also needs to be included in the Business Case.

 

Requirements: Teams should document their Market Research in a report that is at least 250 words in length and upload it online to be marked.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
5. Communication0%
7. Real World Application0%
Draft Financial Tables

Due: Wednesday at 12:30 pm
Purpose: Recieve guidance and advice on your financial tables before submitting the final version.
Template: Template (XLS)

 

Outline: Due to the complexity of the financial forecasts, teams are given an opportunity to present their draft tables for feedback and assistance. As there are no marks for the draft submission, teams do not have to submit anything if that is their choice – however there will be no feedback given without a submitted document. It is important to note that the task only requires a draft document, so it does not need to be completed before being handed in.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload their working file to the website to be reviewed.

Draft Business Case

Due: Wednesday at 2:30 pm
Purpose: Recieve guidance and advice on your financial tables before submitting the final version.
Template: Template & Task Outline

 

Outline: Due to the range of new terms introduced within the Business Case, teams are given an opportunity to present their draft document for feedback and assistance. As there are no marks for the draft submission, teams do not have to submit anything if that is their choice – however there will be no feedback given without a submitted document. It is important to note that the task only requires a draft document, so it does not need to be completed before being handed in.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload their working file to the website to be reviewed.

Marketing Strategy [5.00%]

Due: Wednesday at 3:00 pm
Purpose: Outline the strategy that you will take to connect with your target customers.
Template: Template & Task Outline | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: Behind every piece of strong marketing material is a clear and focused strategy that helps target the customer group and leads them towards doing business with you. Teams need to outline this strategy using the attached template with enough detail for a person who they have not yet met to clearly understand what you are selling, how you are going to promote it and how it will make impact.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload the final document (as a PDF preferably) through the Resources website.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
5. Communication0%
6. Use of Digital Technology0%
7. Real World Application0%
Financial Tables [12.50%]

Due: Thursday at 2:15 pm
Purpose: Clearly demonstrate the solution can be financially viable.
Template: Template (XLS) | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: When presenting a new idea, it is important to clearly show that it is financially sustainable in the long term through your financial forecasts. Teams are required to complete the financial tables as outlined by facilitators and to help outline what it will cost to start the idea as well as what it will cost to run, using established financial accounting practices, with all notes made in the spreadsheet for the judges to review. These financial tables should connect with what is written in the Business Case.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload the financial tables through the Resources website.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
4. Financial Interpretation0%
5. Communication0%
6. Use of Digital Technology0%
7. Real World Application0%
Business Case [17.50%]

Due: Thursday at 2:15 pm
Purpose: Clearly present the reason for the solution to exist and how it will be implemented.
Template: Template & Task Outline | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: When presenting a new idea, it is important to clearly outline the research that has gone on, what the idea is in detail and how it will be put into place over time. Teams will write this out in their Business Case using the template provided and be presented in a report format as introduced through the challenge. Teams should carefully explain the detail and the justification for their decisions, remembering that most judges will not have seen anything else of your work before this, so will only learn of your idea through this document. The Business Case should connect with the Financial Tables the team has to complete.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload the document (as a PDF preferably) through the Resources website.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
4. Financial Interpretation0%
5. Communication0%
6. Use of Digital Technology0%
7. Real World Application0%
Marketing Materials [15.00%]

Due: Thursday at 2:45 pm
Purpose: Demonstrate examples of the marketing materials you use to connect with your customers.
Template: Templates & Task Outline | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: While a good marketing strategy will provide justification for the approach, it is important to develop some creative and interesting marketing materials to connect with your customers. Teams are to create examples of their marketing materials across a variety of mediums, as outlined in the task description. For teams looking for further examples, research similar businesses and see what they are currently doing for ideas of best practice.

 

Requirements: Teams should upload each piece of marketing material using the Resources section of the website one piece at a time.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
5. Communication0%
6. Use of Digital Technology0%
7. Real World Application0%
Business Launch Storyboard

Due: Thursday at 3:15 pm
Purpose: Demonstrate organisation and creativity of planning as well as feedback and guidance.
Template: Task Outline | Storyboard Template

Outline: Before filming and editing their Business Launch Presentation, teams need to demonstrate their ability to strategically plan and organise their thinking. Teams will be required to submit a storyboard of their Business Launch Presentation showing the shots, graphics, and other multimedia tools they plan to use. This should include how they plan to demonstrate their idea (a prototype of their product, 3D walkthrough of the locations, or demonstrate their website, app, or service).  More details about what should be included in the Business Launch Presentation can be seen in the task below.

Requirements: Teams complete a storyboard and either upload a photo or PDF to the Student Resources Page.

Business Launch Video [20.50%]

Due: Friday from 11:45 am
Purpose: Professionally present your idea for investment and support.
Template: Task Outline | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: Even after all of the hard work in your written documents, it is important to be able to present your idea to stakeholders verbally. Teams are required to present a Pitch Video within a maximum of five (5) minutes, using the provided template. Teams should focus on sharing the work they have done and clearly present a resolved idea to the judges. Teams should script and film a video, which can use graphics, music and any other multimedia tools to support their content. The video should cover:

  • Introduction (20 sec) – Open strong, and introduce everyone.
  • The Problem (30 sec) – Introduce the problem with research.
  • Solution (45 sec) – Explain the idea in detail.
  • Demonstration (45 sec) – Choose to show one of the following (a prototype of your product, 3D walkthrough of your locations, demonstrate your website, app or service)
  • Key Milestones (20 sec) – What steps will you take to start?
  • Target Customers (25 sec) – Who are your customers?
  • Current Industry (25 sec) – Who else is out there? Do you stand out?
  • Financial Forecast (35 sec) – Show that this will be sustainable.
  • Support Required (20 sec) – What help do you need to start?
  • Impact / Conclusion (25 sec) – Close with the change you’ll make.

Requirements: Teams will need to film and edit their video and upload it to Youtube (we recommend using a private Youtube Channel). To submit their video, teams need to copy the videos link into the submission box on the Student Resources page. Videos will be collected and added to a playlist for judging by both Program judges for scoring and the public a popular vote.

ed in advance to prepare them for display.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
2. Research & Inquiry0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
5. Communication0%
6. Use of Digital Technology0%
7. Real World Application0%
Pressure Cooker [7.50%]

Due: Friday 12:00 pm

Purpose: Teams must show their problem-solving skills and how well they are prepared as a group.
Template: Task Template | Judging Rubric

 

Outline: Despite putting time into developing the idea, sometimes situations occur that you have not planned for but still need to solve. The Pressure Cooker simulates such a situation, with the team required to collaborate to find a creative solution to the problem. Teams will use sheets within their binder to complete the task, and will need to carefully follow the instructions outlined below as well as the facilitator’s guidance. The task is also timed, with penalties for handing any work in late.

 

The Pressure Cooker: Where The Money Is

Grant writing is a golden skill required in all small businesses. It allows organisations to apply for funding, resources and opportunities they otherwise could not achieve on their own.

 

A friend of yours has spotted a grant round to create a more resilient Northern Tasmania. They haven’t given you much notice with the grant round closing in 45 mins. The Federal Government are seeking to award one organisation with up to $100,000 to implement a brand new program/product/service to change lives in the region. This has to be an addition to the core operations/products of the business applying for the funds; something new that builds on what they are already doing well. The $100,000 will be awarded to the business that presents the best concept and showcases that the public will utilise it.

 

With 100,000 life-changing dollars available, how will your business respond?

 

Requirements of the Pressure Cooker
Marketing: The Federal Government will be awarding the funding to the initiative that demonstrates public support. Develop a new flyer that will be promoted across the region to inform people our your proposed new business addition.

Grant Application: The grant application is based on the following merit criteria that must be addressed:
-Expected impact and benefits of the project (40 points)
-Demonstrated capacity to carry out the project (40 points)
-Value for money offered by the project (20 points)

Finances: If successful, how will you spend the grant amount (between $10,000 and $100,000) on your project? You must present this as a project budget and two hundred words explaining that budget.

 

Submission Requirements

Maximum 1 A4 page for marketing.

Maximum 1 A4 page for operations (grant application).

One Financial Table with the changes as outlined, and 200 words submitted in writing.

 

Submit your files to the Online Dropbox before the clock reaches zero.

 

Deadline: 45 minutes.

Assessment Criteria
1. Strategy & Organisation0%
3. Creativity & Innovation0%
4. Financial Interpretation0%
7. Real World Application0%

Troubleshooting & Helpful Information

Troubleshooting

If your team is having an issue, work through these three things;

  • Check the Resources website. This website has lots of information on it, so please check the task outlines for any assistance that is already provided.
  • Check Collaborate. You might not be the only team asking this question – so check the recent conversations to see if your question has already been answered.
  • Ask the Facilitators on Collaborate. If you haven’t found the answer, please ask just ask the question. If you are asking online, please avoid using the direct message feature, as it is useful for other teams to know the answer too.
Expectations For The Challenge

Organisation & Time Management are Critical

  • Attend all sessions on time. Keep track of the time, and make sure you are ready for sessions when they begin to make the most of the information that is shared.
  • Set how you work best. As the challenge progresses, you will be in charge of your own agenda. Consider how you can be productive and get the most out of every team member.
  • Deadlines are strictIf your work is handed in after the deadline, it will get a zero mark. Make sure you plan ahead and keep accountable.
  • Awards Ceremony. There is an awards ceremony at the end of the challenge, and it is a fantastic celebration of everything that you and your team has achieved. Make every attempt to be there.

 

Use the Resources Provided

  • Use your Team Binder to help. The binder has checklists, outlines for some tasks, and helpful resources. Keep your materials together too within the binder – but don’t lose it!
  • Use Collaborate. Collaborate is our online chat platform that we give access to all teams, to ask questions, get updates and provide assistance throughout the challenge.
  • Use the Resources website. This website has task outlines, templates and much more – make the most of it as these will help you complete the challenge and stay on track.
  • Use technology to access relevant information. You will need to complete research and access other websites to help – use technology productively to make the most of what you can access.

 

Behaviour Expectations

  • Respect others – within your team, in the program and around us. This goes without saying, and while the challenge provides a different environment, school rules still apply.
Core Challenge

This is the problem or central issue that each team’s solution has to address. Please read the Core Challenge carefully, as your business needs to meet this to be able to win major awards throughout the week.

 

What a year it has been – and it is only now June! There is no way that we would’ve expected to see the world completely change as it has over the past months in response to all that has gone on, especially in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unlikely that there is any aspect of community that is unaffected by the restrictions and changes that have been put in place – even your school situation has changed significantly during this time.

 

Through the shuffling and the changes that have gone on, it has also allowed us to see what we have often taken for granted and look at it in a new way. We have had to adapt to new situations and environments, and even though we have a plan to return, many of us are thinking about what else should be adapting in the ‘new normal’ we are living now – and we have an opportunity to refresh things to create new routines and regular behaviours.

 

Your focus for the illuminate:nextgen Challenge is to think about what needs to change in the school or the local community, and come up with a new process, service, product or design to positively change the way we live and work into the future. It could be something you and your team have identified during the COVID-19 restrictions, or something you were aware of before, but use this opportunity and time for fresh thinking to make the change you want to see. You will need to carefully consider who will benefit from what you are creating and the cost of making the change, to make the shift as simple as possible.

 

To fully outline your solution, your team must produce;

  • a business case that justifies and explains your proposed solution,
  • supporting financial information that proves the viability and benefit of the solution,
  • a business launch presentation that gets key stakeholders and the community excited about your solution,
  • a prototype of your idea so others can experience and visualise your solution,
  • a marketing campaign that outlines your thinking and creative approaches to promoting your solution,
  • a number of problem-solving exercises throughout the challenge,
  • and a number of other tasks to help set a strong foundation for the challenge.

 

Good luck!

Schedule | Day 1
08:40 am Launch of the Challenge (Live)
09:30 am Introduction to the Topic Presentation (Live)
Resource Hunt Due
10:20 am Morning Tea Break
10:45 am Problem Framing Presentation (Pre-recorded)
12 noon Collaboration & Market Research (Pre-recorded)
01:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 pm The Innovation Process (Pre-recorded)
02:45 pm Problem Frame Due
03:00 pm Team MOU Due
Solution Canvas Due

Afternoon Review (Live)
Schedule | Day 2
08:40 am Morning Briefing (Live)
09:00 am Mentoring Session (Live)
09:15 am Financial Accounting (Pre-recorded)
10:20 am Recess
12:30 pm Communications Presentation (Pre-recorded)
01:00 pm Elevator Pitch Due
Lunch
02:00 pm Afternoon Workshop (Live)
03:00 pm Afternoon Review (Live)
03:30 pm Planning Canvas Due
Schedule | Day 3
08:40 am Morning Briefing (Live)
08:50 am Formal Writing & The Business Case (Pre-recorded)
Marketing & Communications (Pre-recorded)
09:15 am Team Agenda Due
10:25 am Recess
11:30 am Market Research Due
12:30 pm Draft Financial Tables Due
01:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Financial Workshop (Live)
02:30 pm Draft Business Case Due
03:00 pm Marketing Strategy Due
Schedule | Day 4
08:40 am Morning Briefing (Live)
09:15 am Team Agenda Due
09:45 am Business Case Workshop (Live)
10:25 am Recess
11:30 am Marketing and Business Launch Presentation Workshop (Live)
01:00 pm Lunch
02:15 pm Completed Financial Tables Due
Completed Business Case Due
02:45 pm Marketing Materials Due
03:15 pm Business Launch Storyboard
Afternoon Review (Live)
Schedule | Day 5
08:40 am Morning Briefing (Live)
08:50 am Business Launch Video Filming
10:25 am Recess
11:45 am Business Launch Video Due
12:00 pm Pressure Cooker
01:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Business Launch Presentation Peer Judging (Live)
02:45 pm Student Review (Live)
Q&A (Live)
03:30 pm End of Day
05:00 pm Awards Ceremony (Live)
05:30 pm End of Awards
Help With Financials

Preparing your financial documents can be hard for most people – so illuminate Education have worked closely with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (who are definitely the experts in this space!) to help you out.

There are video guides to help you prepare your financial statements with useful tips along the way that you can use as you develop your statements, as well as heaps of great resources that could help you open up some great career options.

All you need to do is click here and you’ll get access to the resources.

Treat Yo' Shelves

To help teams understand what needs to be completed in the illuminate:nextgen Challenge, the team at illuminate Education Australia have created a sample set of documents for almost all of the submissions in the challenge. They were completed under time pressure so are not perfect submissions in any way – and we believe that as you have more people on your team and more time, you should be able to do far better than what is presented here. However they will give you some insights on what the templates and tasks are asking you to do, and help you stay on track.

The business idea presented is Treat Yo’ Shelves which was developed for our social enterprise challenge, based on a bookstore and cafe space that is a vibrant space for younger people to enjoy, which has a literacy program delivered in the space as well to help people read.

  1. Problem Frame: PDF (from Binder)
  2. Team MOU: PDF (from Binder)
  3. Planning Canvas: PDF (using Template)
  4. Market Research: PDF
  5. Marketing Strategy: PDF</a?
  6. Style Guide: PDF
  7. Business Case: PDF
  8. Financial Tables: XLS
  9. Marketing Materials: Audio | Poster | Social Media