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Canterbury DigiAwards 2016

The DigiAwards competition enables primary and intermediate school aged children throughout Canterbury to understand technology and celebrate digital creativity with whānau and the wider school community. CORE Education are proud to manage the DigiAwards in 2016 for the fourth year.

By participating in the DigiAwards, students gain digital, leadership and communication skills that are essential for all 21st century citizens. The future-focused nature is also reflected throughout the theme and categories for 2016.


2016 Theme: Be the ChangeBe the Change

Think about the impact you can have on your community, and ultimately the world.  If you could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be? How would you inspire others to help make that change a reality?

Students from around Christchurch gathered for a workshop to determine the theme for this year's competition. We think they did a great job! The challenge is now for you to create digital masterpieces that demonstrate how you can “Be the Change”.

"O lou ananafi e fau mai ai lou taeao fou — Your yesterday creates a new morning"



The categories for 2016 were also decided upon at the student workshop. They are:

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  • digital art
  • movie making
  • digital sandpit
  • website creation
  • green screen.

Learn more about the categories.


Who is it open to? 

Entries are open to Year 1-8 students or small groups in the Canterbury region.

Each category (as above) is divided into three year groups:

  • Year 1-3
  • Year 4-6
  • Year 7-8


Awards evening

An awards evening will be held at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School from 7pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The evening will be a whānau friendly celebration of students’ digital creativity, and is an event not to be missed!


Entries  now closed

Download: Canterbury DigiAwards e-flyer (PDF, 795KB).

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