TEDxKings Park Youth: 30 Second Ideas for Change

When enough of us believe that change is possible, it’s already begun.

TEDxKings Park, in partnership with Curtin University, is looking for West Australians between the ages of 14 – 21 years old to share their big ideas for change.

Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Your idea could be small and handy, or big and world-changing. But whatever it is, we’re looking for ideas that will create change – to people, to the environment, maybe to the world. There’s no limit!

If you’re one of the five selected finalists, you’ll get the chance to share your idea on the main stage of the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia at TEDxKings Park Youth on Saturday 29 July 2023 – Australia’s largest TEDx event for young people.

The winning idea will also be turned into a six minute TEDx talk, and be published on the official TEDx YouTube channel!

Watch Ebony Thompson, the 2022 Winner of 30 Second Ideas with her talk How fixing teaching for kids with ADHD is a win for everyone

How it works:

  • Upload a 30 second video of yourself below, explaining your idea, by 31 May 2023. 
  • Five finalists will receive professional coaching in public speaking and curation.
  • The 550-strong audience of young people will vote for their favourite idea.
  • The winner will collaborate with TEDxKings Park’s Curators and Coaches to develop and record their TEDx talk.
  • The winner will be invited to join the TEDxKings Park Youth Panel.


  • The 30 Second Ideas competition is open to all residents of Western Australia aged 21 years of age or younger on 30 April 2022. 
  • Entrants under the age of 18 years of age at time of entry must have parental/guardian approval to enter.
  • Entrants must be an individual. For ideas owned by multiple individuals, those individuals must agree in writing with each other that the entrant may enter on behalf of them all. 
  • The competition commences on 1 February, 2022 and concludes on 30 March, 2022. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. 

To Enter:

  • To enter the competition entrants must upload their 30 second video at tedxkingspark.org/30secondideas and provide required personal details. Entrants under 18 years of age at time of entering must provide details of a parent or guardian.
  • Entrants may make multiple entries to the competition.
  • Ideas must conform to TED’s Content Guidelines, including no commercial agendas; no political agendas or inflammatory rhetoric; no religious agendas; no bad science
  • Ideas must be, to the entrants best knowledge, their own. Ideas that infringe on existing Intellectual Property Rights are ineligible.
  • Submission videos and entry details will be stored by TEDxKingsPark for 3 months after the competition is complete, unless entrants indicate otherwise in their entry.
  • Submission videos and entry details will be shared with Curtin University in order to manage the competition. Entrant videos and details will only be retained by Curtin University if the entrant agrees to this when entering the competition.


  • In the event of an entrant being a Finalist, they must be available to attend TEDxYouth@KingsPark on 30 April 2022 at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
  • Should TEDxYouth@KingsPark be rescheduled to a later date, Finalists agree to make reasonable efforts to be available to participate on the rescheduled date.
  • Finalists agree to not unreasonably withhold their cooperation in promotional activity organised by TEDxKingsPark and by Curtin University both before and after 30 April 2022.
  • Finalists aged 16 and over on 30 April 2022 must comply with State regulations regarding large-scale events, including showing proof of double vaccination.
  • Finalists receive two complimentary tickets to attend TEDxYouth@KingsPark. Finalists are responsible for any other costs associated with participating in the competition and claiming the prize.
  • Finalists agree to cooperate fully with TEDxKingsPark and Curtin University in the preparation of their idea for presentation at TEDxYouth@KingsPark. Failure to satisfactorily cooperate can, at TEDxKingsPark’s or Curtin University’s discretion, lead to disqualification without consultation or arbitration.

The Winner:

  • The winner agrees to cooperate fully with TEDxKingsPark in the curation of their idea into a TEDxKingsPark talk for submission to TED. Failure to satisfactorily cooperate can, at TEDxKingsPark’s or Curtin University’s discretion, lead to their idea not becoming a talk submitted to TED.
  • The title of the winner’s talk is entirely at the discretion of TEDxKingsPark.
  • TED’s decision to publish the winner’s talk video is entirely independent of TEDxKingsPark.

The Prize:

  • The winner will be awarded a trophy at TEDxYouth@KingsPark.
  • The winner will collaborate with TEDxKingsPark to convert their idea into a TEDxKingsPark talk for submission to TED.
  • The winner will be invited to join the TEDxKingsPark Youth Panel.

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