Register for the 2023 challenge here

SPECIAL GUEST: Mani Thuru, AWS Head of Space & Satellite for Asia Pacific and Japan

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Frequently Asked Questions

Winner of the Great Space Pitch 2022

  • Tara Anglican School For Girls –  Robotics: Trailblazer

Winners of the scenario categories for 2022

  • Catherine McAuley Catholic College –  Home on the Moon
  • Hunter School of the Performing Arts –  Earth Observation
  • Murrumbidgee Regional High School –  Robotics: Trailblazer
  • Scone Grammar –  Growing Food in Space

Highly commended

  • The Hills Grammar School
  • St Joseph’s Primary School Como Oyster Bay
  • Gladstone West State School
  • Porters Creek Public School
  • Epping Public School

What is the registration link for the 2023 Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge?

The link registers you for all webinars as they become available throughout the year.

Please register via this link

Does it cost anything?

No! The Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge is proudly supported by AWS in Communities and is free for schools to enter.


How much work do the students have to do?

It’s up to you! This STEM unit has been designed to be flexible and it is optional to be involved in any of the design aspects. However, we encourage everyone joining the challenge to consider this as a deep engagement opportunity for students that can be incorporated into weekly teaching & learning as your timetable permits.


During the webinars, will there be breakout rooms with students?

No, due to the large number of schools & students involved, your students will be on this webpage watching the live stream.

This webinar will involve panellists discussing the challenge & posting questions that can be answered by your students using AhaSlides. Should your students have questions for the panellists, they can send them to you in your LMS or even via email. You can then raise these questions via the Q & A during the webinar. Please note, not all questions will be able to be answered live due to the number of schools & students involved.


Will the webinars be recorded?



When is the due date for poster & video submissions

17 November, 2023 at 11:59pm AEST


How long should the videos be that our students submit?

90 seconds maximum


How many videos should be sent per school

One per school.
Run your own in-school competition to select the best entry!


How do I submit an entry?

Video entry

Once your video is ready, either:

  1. Upload it to a video streaming site such as Youtube, Vimeo, or equivalent. Set it to private (so that the video can only be viewed by those who have a link) and email that link to us.


  1. Upload it to Dropbox, Google Drive or equivalent, set the access to anyone can view with the link and email that link to us.

Poster entry

Once your poster is ready, please upload the digital file to Dropbox, Google Drive or equivalent, set the access to anyone can view with the link and email that link to us.

IMPORTANT: Please do not send video or poster files as attachments to this email address. Large file attachments can get blocked by email servers and we may not receive your submission.

These links will only be shared with the judges to protect the privacy of your students. We recommend that you test the links with a separate private account before sending it through, in case there are any access issues that are common with schools and organisations with restrictive access.

Please also include the following information with your submission:

  • Name of school
  • School address
  • Name of student(s)
  • Grade level(s)

Email to support@fizzicseducation.com.au

When is the date of the Australia Youth Space Forum

December 2023 in Sydney (date tbc)


If our students are successful finalists, can we attend the Australia Youth Space Forum virtually to pitch?

Yes, accommodations will be made for your students to pitch to the space industry and venture capitalist panel.