Highlights and winners

Previous winners and video highlights

Boys holding bridge

Results and highlights from previous years

2019: Fostering innovation in future STEM professionals

Winners

Aurecon's Aurecon Bridge Building Competition was in its 18th year and engaged approximately 250 schools, with around 1 200 students across Australia and New Zealand to design and construct a model bridge using materials supplied by Aurecon.

Congratulations to the following schools and teams that won awards this year.

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2018: Supporting participation in STEM

Winners

Congratulations to the following schools and teams that won awards in our 7 competitions held across Australia and New Zealand.

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Locations CATEGORIES
All-rounder Award Efficiency Award Strength Award Innovation Award Digital Award
Auckland Diocesan School for Girls Avondale College St Peter’s College St Mary’s College Thames High School
Christchurch Hagley College – Dragon Gates Hilmorton High School Hagley College – The Golden Trio Christ’s College
NSW/ACT Sefton High School Aquinas Catholic College Cherrybrook Technology High School All Saints Grammar Redlands High School
SA Kaniva College Domino Servite College St Dominic's Priory College – Team Amazons St Dominic’s Priory College – Team GCJL Roma Mitchell Secondary College
SEQ Mount Gravatt State High School Downlands College – Team C Burnside State High School Downlands College – Team A Downlands College – Team B
VIC Koonung Secondary College East Doncaster Secondary College Yeshivah College Mount St Joseph’s Girls’ College Sacred Heart Girls’ College
WA John Calvin Christian College Balvidis Secondary College – Team A Balvidis Secondary College – Team B Belmont City College Mercedes College

Highlights from 2018

The annual Aurecon Bridge Building Competition engages approximately 250 schools, or around 1 000 students, throughout Australia and New Zealand to design and construct a model bridge using materials supplied by Aurecon. The competition works to cultivate a curiosity among students for STEM subjects.

It also helps to address the roadblocks keeping female students from engaging with STEM subjects by providing a unique learning experience that combines STEM skills with creativity in a fun and supportive environment.

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2017: Building future STEM skills

Winners

Congratulations to the following schools and teams that won awards in our 7 competitions held across Australia and New Zealand.

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Locations CATEGORIES
All-rounder Award Efficiency Award Strength Award Innovation Award Digital Award
Auckland Diocesan School for Girls Elim Christian College Ngaruawahia High School Selwyn College Avondale College
Wellington Hagley College – Team Ballistic Balsa Hagley College – Team Sreenigne Wellington High School – Team The Arch-itects Wellington High School – Team Navigate your way to Oz
NSW/ACT Burwood Girls High School Camden Haven High School All Saints Grammar Burwood Girls High School (judges decision) Redlands High School
SA Domino Servite College – Team TG Solutions Domino Servite College – Team JM Bridges St Dominic's Priory College – Team The Dominators Sacred Heart College – Team White Domino Servite College – Team JM Bridges
SEQ Mount Gravatt State High School – Team 3 Emerald Christian College – Team Gamma Emerald Christian College – Team Beta Emmanuel Anglican College – Team STEM Bees
VIC Yeshivah College – Team Yeshivah Kaniva College – Team Truss Me It’s Strong Two John Paul College – Team A Mentone Grammar School – Team Mentone Grammar Builders Kaniva College – Team Truss Me It’s Strong Two
WA Baldivis Secondary College – Team Baldivis 2 Carmel Adventist College – Team AKN Woodvale Secondary College – Team Year 8 Mandurah Catholic College – Team MCC1 Perth College – Team B

Highlights from 2017

In its 16th year, the competition saw more than 250 schools across seven locations in Australia and New Zealand design and construct their best model bridges out of a supplied kit of materials.

Prizes are awarded for the best overall entry, the strongest, the most efficient, and the most innovative bridge. This year, an optional digital component and digital award was introduced to the competition to reflect the increasing role digital technology plays in the design and construction of bridges.

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2016: Future innovators build bridges to better engineering skills

Winners

The passion and creativity of the teams in this year’s bridge building competitions have been fantastic and inspiring. View the below video for some of the highlights of this year’s competition.

Congratulations to the following schools and teams that won awards in our 10 competitions held across Australia and New Zealand.

READ MORE ABOUT 2016's COMPETITION

Highlights from 2016

The Aurecon Bridge Building Competition helps some 1 000 Year 8 and Year 9 High School students bring their ideas to life by encouraging them to develop their understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by building a bridge using icy pole sticks, string, glue and cardboard.

Bridge and structural engineering experts from Aurecon and competition supporters have been appointed as judges to assess each bridge for workmanship, creativity, visual appeal and functionality to determine an overall score

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