What changed your mind?

GTAC is hosting a competition to encourage people to think about and discuss their concerns when it comes to getting vaccinated.

Were you or someone you know reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine but later decided to get vaccinated?  You may not know it but you have something valuable to share.  It may be a family member, a friend, a neighbour, or an acquaintance.  Speak with them and find out why they changed their mind.  It might be you - what changed your mind?

Students of Years 7–10, GTAC is inviting you to share your message on the theme, “What changed your mind?”  Use your imagination and turn what you have learnt into a submission to communicate with others.  You can craft a poster, short video clip, meme, photograph, short story, interview transcript, or comic that can be displayed publicly to encourage others to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine.


Why enter?

GTAC’s “What changed your mind?” Competition is all about the personal stories in making the decision to get a COVID-19 vaccination.  Sharing stories uncovers common concerns.  These stories hold valuable insights that help others to decide about vaccination.

If your submission helps one undecided person to change their own mind, then you will have made an important difference.

Entries will be judged by a panel comprising GTAC educators and two guest scientists from the Doherty Institute in Parkville: Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Professor Richard Strugnell.

Prizes will be awarded for 3 winning entries to the value of $100 per student who has contributed to that entry (up to a team size of four).  The students’ schools will also receive a school prize of a DNA model for their Science Lab.


Click here to learn more about the competition and how to enter.


Click here to register (Note you will need to register and log in as a student on the GTAC website to register for this competition).