is coming

There's never been a better time
for great ideas

After last year’s success, Brainbox 3 is ready to launch new ideas into the world again. Now’s your chance to turn those thought starters into a reality.


What's in it for me?

1. Brainbox Workshop

Learn the basics and set the foundations for a winning idea. From defining problems to creative thinking and business models, the workshop will make sure you’re well-equipped for your 90-second pitch. You can sign up here.

2. Finalist Bootcamp

The top eight finalists will be invited to attend a Brainbox Bootcamp. As one of the lucky ones, you’ll be mentored and coached through a series of workshops to perfect your 90-second presentation for Pitch Night.

3. Judge’s Choice Award

As the overall winner, you’ll receive $100,000 to bring your idea to life and $15,000 in Facebook advertising. You'll also get one day a week for six months to work on your project. Once it's off the ground, you and/or your team will receive a percentage of your business's revenue from day one.

4. People’s Choice Award

You could also score two tickets to SXSW in Austin, Texas. With flights and accommodation included, you’ll enjoy a week of innovation, music, film and art.

How to enter

It's simple

Step 1

Get familiar with the brief, use the checklist and read the T&Cs.

Download the brief
Step 2

Have a big idea brewing? Sign up today and get the latest updates.

Sign up
Step 3

Simply film your submission on your phone and email it to us by 9am AEST, Friday 1 March.

Send Email

Key dates

  • JAN18-31
  • Brainbox Workshops
  • FEB1
  • Video submissions open
  • MAR1
  • Deadline for entries
  • MAR22
  • Announcement of shortlist
  • APR1-3
  • Finalist Bootcamp
  • MAY16
  • Pitch night and winner announced

Get inspired

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What is brainbox?

Learn what Brainbox is all about and how it’s making a difference for our people and our business.

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Tips & tricks on entering

Listen to winning team RingAround’s experience and tips from last year’s Brainbox.

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From baby idea to big night

We track the path of a finalist with a unique, emotive idea that has the potential to make a real difference to the community.

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