YEA National Case Competition 2021

Based on the success of the 2020 YEA Case Competition that was held in Victoria, the YEA Case Competition 2021 went national...and what a competition it turned out to be!

  • 313 student engineers around the country registered to compete.
  • 81 teams were formed, representing 20 universities nationwide.
  • 53 teams submitted a solution to the case study brief.

After an extensive review process conducted by YEA committee members around the country, this was narrowed down to the top 5 teams.

  • The IT Crowd – Australian National University
  • Sniff Sniff – Monash University
  • AutoRAD – University of Melbourne
  • Full Send - RMIT
  • The Green Team - RMIT

These teams then had one week to prepare their final presentation before pitching off against each other, live in front of our panel of industry judges, for the opportunity to become the YEA Case Competition 2021 National Champions!

After a fantastic final event on Thursday 30th September where we saw five amazing solutions presented to the case competition problem statement, the judges declared the winner! 

Congratulations to team Sniff Sniff from Monash University who are now the YEA Case Competition 2021 National Champions!

Congratulations also goes to team The IT Crowd from Australian National University who were declared as runners up in this year's competition.

The calibre of submissions received from all teams this year was exceptional and we would like to acknowledge the hard work and effort put in by every team that participated.

WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE NATIONAL FINAL EVENT HERE

 

National Final Event

 

Watch the ReCORDING OF THE NATIONAL FINAL eveNT HERE 

313 student engineers around the country registered to compete.

81 teams were formed, representing 20 universities nationwide.

53 teams submitted a solution to the case study brief and after an extensive review process, this was narrowed down to just 5 teams.

The Top 5 Finalist Teams, in no particular order, who will be pitching off against each other in the 2021 YEA Case Competition National Final are:

  • The IT Crowd - Australian National University
  • Sniff Sniff - Monash University
  • AutoRAD - University of Melbourne 
  • Full Send - RMIT
  • The Green Team - RMIT

Date: Thursday, 30th September 2021

Time: 5.30pm (AEST)

Join us for the Livestream of the National Final Event this Thursday 30th September from 5.30pm and find out which team will take out the top prize!

Watch the RECORDING OF THE NATIONAL FINAL EvenT HERE

Team Finalists

There were 53 submissions received in total for this year’s competition and after an extensive review process, we have narrowed it down to the Top 10 submissions.

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the following 5 teams whose hard work, ingenuity, and creative thinking in addressing the problem statement all deserve an honourable mention:

Enginerds - RMIT
Team Rocket - University of New South Wales
GUCED – Griffith University
Awwww YEA – Australian National University
Green Day – Monash University/University of Melbourne

We are very pleased to announce the Top 5 Finalist Teams that will be going through to the final event next Thursday 30th September 2021!
The Top 5 Finalist Teams, in no particular order, are:

The IT Crowd – Australian National University
Sniff Sniff – Monash University
AutoRAD – University of Melbourne
Full Send - RMIT
The Green Team - RMIT

The Top 5 Finalist Teams now have one week to prepare their final submission before presenting it live to our panel of judges during the final event.

Note: All participants who submitted a proposal for consideration will receive their certificates of participation following the final evening.

2021 Competition Details 

Stage 1: Team Registration and Proposal Submission

Registration will be open from Monday 16th August 2021 until 5.00 pm (AEST) on Friday 27th August 2021. Participants will be encouraged to put their own teams together and register. Teams will consist of either 3 or 4 members (maximum 4 per team allowed). No individual registrations will be considered this year.

There will be a live Information webinar held on Wednesday 25th August 2021 and a live Q&A webinar held on Tuesday 31st August 2021, for teams to ask questions or seek clarification on anything outlined in the case study document. Only one member of each team will be required to attend the webinars in order to ask questions on behalf of their team. Attending the information and Q&As webinars is not compulsory.

Submissions will close at 11.59 pm (AEST) on Friday 10th September 2021. No extensions will be granted.

Stage 2: Finalist Presentation (Virtual)

At the conclusion of the judging period, the announcement of the top 10 teams including the five finalists will be made on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

The five finalists will then have approx.1 week to prepare a slide-deck presentation and answer some additional questions before the final event is held on Thursday 30th September 2021. The finalists will pitch before a judging panel of professional engineers who will determine the winning team. The presentations will take place via live webinar.

Q&A Webinar - 25th August 

Webinar Details

When: 25th August 2021 at 05.00 pm (AEST)

Click here to view the recording of the Q&A session.

You can also email any questions you have to [email protected] and one of the case competition committee members will respond to your query.

FAQ Webinar - 31st August 

A Case Study Q&A session was held on the 31st of August 2021 to allow a team representative to ask any questions and clarify any uncertainties after reviewing the Case Competition brief.

Click here to view the recording of the Q&A session.

There is also a document that lists responses to questions emailed to the Case Competition Committee, as well as questions asked during the FAQ webinar. Download the FAQ (pdf) here. 

Note: The deadline for all submissions is 11.59 pm (AEST) on Friday 10th September 2021. No extensions will be granted.

Case Study Brief

Download the Case Study Brief here

All participating teams have two weeks to prepare and submit a proposal outlining their solution to the set problem in the case study.

Submissions will close at 11.59 pm (AEST) on Friday 10th September 2021. No extensions will be granted.

You can email any questions you have about the Case Study Brief to [email protected] and one of the case competition committee members will respond to your query.

Prizes

1st place Team (National Winner):

  • $1,500 in gift cards as a team prize;
  • Each team member will receive a virtual ticket (valued at $400 each) to attend the Climate Smart Engineering (CSE) Conference on 16th and 17th November 2021;
  • Opportunity to present their submission during the conference.

2nd place Team: 

  • $500 in gift cards as a team prize;
  • All teams that submit their proposal will also receive a certificate of acknowledgment from Engineers Australia!

The Top 10 Teams will be announced and recognised nationally. 
National Finals: Top 5 Teams

Eligibility

Entry to the competition is FREE and open to all current Engineering Students (both undergraduate and masters) within Australia.

Exchange students currently overseas can still participate in this case competition.

You can register as a team of 3 or 4 (maximum team size is 4).

No individual registrations nor registrations of pairs will be considered this year.