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$20 Boss Awards
We know that many schools have been impacted by the pandemic and have had to pivot in response to restrictions. This has meant that many schools have not been able to run the $20 Boss program before Term 4.
That's why we have made the decision to postpone this year's $20 Boss Awards to 2022. This change will give schools the opportunity to deliver the program in Term 1, 2022 and also allow more time for students to enter the awards.
Updated $20 Boss Awards Key Dates:
- The new awards date will be at the end of Term 2, 2022 on Wednesday 22nd of June
- Students who completed the $20 Boss program in Terms 1-4 in 2021, and Term 2, 2022 will all be eligible for these awards
- The new deadline for entry submissions for student ideas from Term 1-4 2021 and Term 1 2022 is Thursday 2nd of June 2022
- The entry process is the same. Students who wish to enter will need to submit their ideas by uploading a project page on the Young Change Agents website by the entry deadline
How to enter:
Entries are open to all eligible students who upload a project page of their $20 Boss business idea to the Young Change Agents website.
Teachers are also encouraged to submit student ideas via the Young Change Agents website.
There will be two national winners of the $20 Boss Enterprise of the Year Awards – 1 x Years 5-8, and 1 x Years 9-12.
There will also be two highly commended awards for each age category.
If you have any questions about how to enter, or general enquiries about the Awards, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 National Winners
These young people are making their mark, one $20 note at a time. The $20 Boss program backs young people to build, design and deliver a business with real money, and real consequences.
Each year, a number of our most incredible $20 Boss businesses are announced as National $20 Boss Award winners and high commendations at FYA’s Unleashed Awards.
Further to those awards, our $20 Boss State and Territory Awards also recognise $20 Boss winners from each state and territory for the Enterprise of the Year (years 5-8) and Enterprise of the Year (years 9-12).
Years 5 – 8
JuiceBiz - Willunga Primary School, SA
JuiceBiz is a fruit juice stand that uniquely sources their ingredients from the backyard trees of locals. Their aim is to provide a healthier drink option to locals and ensures excess fruit is being used instead of rotting away. The business also ensures that any waste peels and skins are composted and used in worm farms, this is then sold or donated back to consumers to continue sustaining their fruit and vegetable gardens. To top it all off, the business donates 25% of their profits to Foodbank.
Plant-ation - John Forrest Secondary College, WA
Judd was very moved by the forest devastation during the Australian bushfires in early 2020. After receiving donations of seedlings from environmental group, Friends of Kings Park, he sold all of them to make a profit of $200, which he donated directly back to the organisation, all whilst raising local understanding of native species and promoting the environmental group. After starting a business that used no startup capital, created no waste or packaging and had a negative carbon footprint, Judd aims to continue to sell more plants at future school markets, continue his connections with environmental groups and supporting the local community with plant knowledge.
Me Know Me - Haileybury, VIC
Me Know Me is a board & card game that aims to create family connections whilst encouraging people to disconnect from technology. It can also be played as a solo game, providing players with positive pick-me-up affirmations as they play. The team felt that society has become very technology focussed and wanted to see the return of the days of personal connections. Whilst the business has not had the opportunity to trade as yet, they plan to start up in early 2021.
Years 9 – 12
Grow Greener Co. - Donvale Hill Homeschool, VIC
With the aim to encourage healthy lifestyles for families, Grow Greener Co. provides seven types of seedlings to grow food and various healthy recipes to cook them. They also gave extra information to customers on planting and caring for their food garden to support those new to gardening. The business noticed the negative impact lockdown was having on children’s healthy lifestyles, so thought by getting them to participate in gardening with their families, they are outside being active, caring for plants, as well as having healthier diets. Grow Greener Co. plan to expand in the future and sell to people in their wider community.
COVID Care Packs - Wagga Wagga Christian College, NSW
The changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused have been overwhelming and frightening for many individuals, especially those who are vulnerable to the virus. COVID Care strives to provide comfort, support and optimal health to anyone in need through hamper style boxes which contain a variety of self-care items, such as hand sanitiser, socks, soaps, bath bombs, and fun foods. Delivering to homes all around Australia the team has promoted joy, gift giving and support to vulnerable communities. The business contributes a percentage of profits to Redeemer Ministries (Freeing people from slavery in Pakistan).
Futuristic Classroom Architecture Association (FCAA) - Kolbe Catholic College, WA
With the aim to introduce comfort, inclusiveness and uniqueness into the learning environment, Futuristic Classroom Architecture Association (FCAA), creates classroom layouts that can benefit both students and teachers and brings a better sense of comfort and homeliness. The classroom designs will all be unique and the teachers can decorate to suit their room. The team from FCAA plan to have their custom ideas brought to life by architects and builders, to help students and teachers eliminate the bad qualities that come within a standard classroom layout.