Prizes and awards

The Endeavour Awards Night is your chance to earn recognition for your hard work. There are multiple prizes to be won. Find out what you could be eligible for.

The Endeavour Awards celebrate the Departmental Awards, Industry Awards and People's Choice Award and are presented at the Endeavour Awards night on the evening of the Endeavour Exhibition.

The Departmental Awards are presented to the top project in each discipline, while other prizes and awards require a separate applications to be eligible. There are many fantastic prizes and awards on offer and we encourage you to apply.

The Industry Awards application process relies on your ability to communicate your project's progress and how your project meet the goals of the award, so it's important that you follow the application process and relate your project to the topic.

Award applications open Monday 27 February.

All students participating in Endeavour are eligible for awards generously provided by our industry sponsors and donors.

These awards are independently judged by the sponsor and conferred to the team that best demonstrates their achievements in each specific area.

There is no limit to the number of industry awards a team may apply for, and as each award has a separate judging panel it is possible for a team to win multiple awards.

Telstra Endeavour Prizes

Telstra Corporation Limited Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia Telstra provide 18.8 million retail mobile services, 3.8 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data services and 960,000 retail fixed standalone voice services.

Telstra has invested $5.14 million to support Melbourne Connect, the new digital innovation precinct at the University of Melbourne. Telstra will help develop Australia’s pipeline of diverse technology talent through this partnership with the University of Melbourne, including sponsorship of the Telstra Creator Space at Melbourne Connect. This collaboration was designed to help current and future students develop the skills, experience and adaptability needed to succeed as Australia’s digital economy accelerates.

To continue to inspire the next generation of engineering and technology entrepreneurs, Telstra is proud to present the Telstra Endeavour Awards with three awards valued at $5000 for each of the following award categories:

  1. Telstra Digital Innovation Award
  2. Telstra Customer & Community Impact Award
  3. Telstra Excellence in Learning and Application

Boeing Endeavour Prize

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

The Endeavour 2023 Boeing Prize will comprise one prize of $5,000. The prize is awarded to a student project group participating in the 2023 Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition.

The prize is looking for a project group who offers an innovative approach in providing a solution(s) to challenging problems relatable to the following topics:

  • Aerospace – flight and/or air, aerodynamics, planes, drones, helicopters, space
  • Mechanical – motors, engines
  • Energy conversion – electrical systems, chemical, combustion, battery, solar
  • Software – security systems, networks, systems, programs, tracking GPS devices, autonomous systems

Download the Boeing application form

Monday 27 February

Industry award applications open

Wednesday 19 April

Industry award applications close

20 April - 28 April

Judges will select and confirm the shortlisted finalists for each award

Wednesday 24 May

Judges will visit the group booths during the Endeavour Exhibition:

  • Teams will need to give a 3-minute pitch on their project
  • Provide a 5-minute Q&A time for the judges.

People's Choice Award

Nominate your favourite project and go in the draw to win with the People’s Choice Award. Visit the in-person or online exhibition and scan your favourite project’s QR code to submit your vote. You can only vote once and we’ll be announcing the winner at the Endeavour Awards Night.

Voting is only open during the exhibition!

Project students, Endeavour volunteers, Endeavour Ambassadors and industry sponsors and partners participating in Endeavour are not permitted to vote.

Discipline Awards

The recipients of the Discipline Awards will be acknowledged at the Endeavour Awards Night.

The winning projects will receive prize money to be split amongst team members evenly. Funds for the awards have been generously bestowed from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Foundation.

The Foundation provides ongoing scholarships and awards based on academic merit and need. The Foundation is focused on generating financial and community support through relationships with industry, alumni and other groups that are interested in supporting the student experience at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Departmental Awards will be presented across the following disciplines (these disciplines are subject to change due to participation within each area).

  • Biomedical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Chemical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Computing and Information Systems Discipline Award
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline Award
  • Infrastructure Engineering Discipline Award
  • Mechanical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Mechatronic Engineering Discipline Award

Congratulations to our Endeavour Award winners for semester 2, 2022.

See the award winners