Solar Challenge


Planet Earth is facing an environmental crisis with the demand for energy outpacing the supply at an alarming rate. Humans continue to consume the Earth’s resources in ways that accelerate carbon emissions, global warming and harmful climate change.

Prosper Coffs Harbour Limited (PCH LTD), believes that young people can help address this potential environmental crisis. As a result, we are introducing the Young Inventors Solar Challenge. This is an opportunity for Year 7 and 8 students to put their ideas and skills to the test, and a chance to do something to help the world around us.

School groups can enter the competition and have the opportunity to claim the title of ‘Coffs Coast Young Inventors for 2019’ and a prize for their school.


The challenge is open to all secondary schools within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area and is aimed at students from Year 7– 8 with a focus on Science and Technology.

Teachers are encouraged to enter teams who will design and create a solar powered invention that has practical application for less than $150. PCH Ltd will provide a total of $100 to each team that enters the challenge to help create their invention (limit of 3 teams entered per school).

The competition will be judged by a panel made up of members from the Coffs Harbour Protection of the Environment Advisory Committee and PCH Ltd Board and staff.

To be involved in the 2019 Young Inventors Solar Challenge pleasefollow the below process:

  1. Complete an entry form and project outline for each team. The forms can be downloaded through the below link.Entry forms must be sent to PCH Ltd by 27 September 2019.
  2. On receipt of a completed entry form and project outline, PCH Ltd will direct deposit the allocated funds into the school’s nominated bank account.
  3. Judging will take place on 20 November 2019 at the Cavanbah Centre, 191 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450.
  4. An invitation will be sent to the School with details of the event upon receipt of their application.

To enter the challenge please download the form here and send back to Prosper Coffs Harbour or post to PO BOX 858, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450.

Prosper Coffs Harbour Limited

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Phone: 0437 767 451


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