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Participate in our second annual competition

Have your students exercise their brains and build a healthier future. This year's challenge:

Design a solution that automates or optimises a process or product related to health, wellness or medicine. Then use coding and Texas Instruments (TI) technology to build a model of the solution.


Win TI technology and more

Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams.

First Place (Grand Prize)

  • Each winning team will receive – for their school – a pack of three TI-Innovator™ Rovers, three TI-Innovator™ Hubs with TI LaunchPad™ Board and three TI graphing calculators.
  • Each team member and teacher mentor will receive a TI graphing calculator of his or her choice along with a gold medal and certificate.

It’s easy to get started

Judging at each round will be based on the definition of the problem, the purpose of the solution, creativity, clarity of description and realistic accomplishment. View full contest rules »


Opening round: Pitch, design and plan your idea!

Gather your team of up to four students ages 13–17 (in years 8-10), plus a teacher mentor. Then, identify a process or product related to health, wellness or medicine that your team wants to invent, automate or optimise.

Exercise those brains! Imagine what your team could come up with – from a device that can help you cope with stress, to a better solution to sanitise against viruses, or an inventive way to track and manage diabetes – if it’s related to health, wellness or medicine, it’s eligible.
Check out our socials for ideas on how to get started and for helpful tips.

How to get started:

  1. Form your team of up to four students and a teacher mentor.
  2. Download the design packet below. This packet will guide you through the planning and designing of your great idea.
  3. Complete the contest submission form found below and email your completed design packet to

Up to 15 teams will be selected to go through to the semifinal round and build their design!

Enter the contest    Download the design packet

Entry Deadline: Tuesday 19th October 2021, at 5 p.m. (AEDST).


Semifinals: Build your project

Up to 15 teams will take the next step: Bringing their ideas to life.

To create their project each semifinal team will receive on loan:

  • Choice of TI graphing calculator
  • TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI Launchpad™ Board
  • TI-Innovator™ Rover
  • TI-Innovator™ accessories
  • $50 supplies allowance for any additional project materials
  • One-hour consultation with a TI expert

Each team must create and submit a video showcasing their completed project.


Finals: Vote for the winner

The judges will review the videos and select up to 5 finalists. Then the public will vote to determine the 2021 TI Codes Australia Contest winner.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams.

The team with the highest votes will receive the Grand Prize.

The participants of the runner-up teams will receive their choice of a TI graphing calculator and medal.

Be inspired!

TI Codes Contest: A look back

Check out TI Codes Contest top project videos from previous years.

Enter your team into the TI Codes Contest today.

Get started

For contest-related inquires, please email