About OzCHI24

OzCHI24 is an annual international student design competition run as part of the OzCHI conference. Since its inception in 2009 the competition has grown to attract 226 participants, forming 62 teams from 10 different countries (in a single year). Students participating in the competition are coming from a diverse range of fields, including interaction design, human-computer interaction, computer science, architecture and humanities.

The 2015 OzCHI student design competition will take place on 8-9 August, 2015, starting on 8 August at 10am (AEST) and concluding on 9 August at 10am (AEST).

What to expect

OzCHI24 is an intense, but fun competition that will run you off your feet! Your goal is to design something. Don’t panic! We will provide your team with a brief at the start of the challenge, which will include information on what you will be designing, some background reading, helpful hints, and what we expect you to do. You will have 24-hours to create your design, write your paper, maintain your blog and shoot/produce your video! Have a look over the previous years in the Archive for examples of briefs and submissions.

Once again Admiral Dolphin and his OzCHI24 ‘Award-Winning’ Veterans from the University of Melbourne will be running mini-challenges, putting up guides and answering your questions throughout the challenge.

So, go find some friends and get ready to enter! And don’t worry if you have a small team, some of the most successful groups were small! Have fun!


8-9 August: 24-hour challenge takes place online around the world
31 August: Finalists are announced
7-10 December: Finalist presentations during OzCHI in Melbourne (Australia)


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OzCHI24 is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering finalist teams travel scholarships to present their work at OzCHI in Melbourne. These scholarships are being supported by OzCHIHFESA, and SEEK.

This year the top four entries will be invited to present their work at the conference and the first two winners will receive prizes. All the four teams will be awarded with travel scholarships and 1 OzCHI Student Conference ticket!