The Bendigo Tech School Unboxy Design Challenge



WINNER Innovative Education Initiative

2021 Association for Learning Environments Awards

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In 2022, Bendigo Tech School is again partnering with Unboxy to challenge Bendigo Schools to submit innovative projects using the Unboxy modular cardboard construction system.

If you’re in Years 4-10 we want to challenge you to utilise Unboxy Kits in wonderful ways, to compete in any or all of three Categories – Engineering, Visual Arts or Architectural Design. 

Form a team, develop your ideas and start creating. You could win big prizes for your school. 

Supported by Bendigo Tech School and Y2 Architecture, the Bendigo Schools Unboxy Challenge is open to all schools within a 30km radius of Bendigo. Every participating school will receive a free Unboxy kit.


The Challenge

Student teams (up to 5) document their response to the challenge in one of three categories:

  • Engineering (tallest structure)
  • Visual Arts (most beautiful piece)
  • Architectural Design (Shelter, scaled for students or figurine/teddy)

Each team must produce a film, uploaded to the submission portal (link below).




Teacher Info Pack

Unboxy Rubric You must use this for your film submission

Linking Unboxy to the curriculum - helpful for capabilitie and knowledge



Challenge Timeline



October 4


Registration opens




October 27


Challenge Launch Teacher PD/Upskill

Bendigo Tech School



October 28


School Registrations close 5.00pm

Kit collection Oct 24-28


October 31


Challenge Commences

School activities and student maker days commence


November 11

Submit entries

Submit video presentations online here


November 14

Judging Commences



December 8


Awards Ceremony


Finalist Awards ceremony at Bendigo Tech School



Get in touch

Contact us

03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill