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Australian Statistics Project Competition 2013

Posted Thursday 28 November 2013.

Results are now known for the 2013 Australian Statistics Project Competition. This competition is sponsored by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Census
Statistical Society of Australia Inc

Prizes have been awarded as follows (there were no Upper Secondary national, NSW or Victorian prizes awarded due to the low standard of submissions).

Lower Secondary

Lower Secondary National prize ($240)

Does music affect reaction time, Scott Davis, Eric Lui Ye, Lachlan Smith, Year 9, Castle Hill High School.

NSW prize ($120): Insecurities at School, Laura Green, Emily Thompson, Year 9, McCarthy Catholic College.
Highly Commended: Which Destination Would You Prefer to Visit on Holiday? Annika Drego, Rona Schwitter Year 9, Cheltenham Girls High School.
Highly Commended: BMI and Blood Pressure, Imogen Nicholls, Helen Pretorius, Year 9, Abbotsleigh.
Highly Commended: A Chocolate Comparison, Catriona Illingworth, Annika Jorgensen, Year 9, Abbotsleigh.
Highly Commended: Does the Colour of a Drink Affect the Decision of the Consumer? Amy Toma, Michelle Faga, Joanna Benjabutr, Year 8, Mary MacKillop College.

Queensland prize ($120): Does reaction time vary with age? Tim Dinh (Year 6), Nicholas Wheeler (Year 7), St Matthews Primary.
Highly Commended: Fears of Teenagers, Monique Evans, Angel Pong, Annabel Freemantle, Year 8, Stuartholme.
Highly Commended: Linking video game usage to academic performance, Jack Powers, Henry Bakker, Lloyd Cabilan, Year 8, Southern Cross Catholic College.
Highly Commended: The end of our world: Rumors and Beyond, Xinyue Zhang, Priya Mehrotra, Sophie Bigum, Year 7, Southport State High School.

Victoria prize ($120): Are boys more gullible than girls? Milo Burgner, Sol Hopkins, Max Smith, Year 7, Albert Park College.
Highly Commended: How unnatural were the rainfall events caused by Cyclone Yasi, Feb 2011 in Innisfail, Queensland? Kim Quach, Becky Britton, Year 7, Mentone Girls Grammar.
Highly Commended: Where Did That Go? Ava Thornley, Cameron Mullis, Luke Patitsas, Year 9, Albert Park College.
Highly Commended: Facebook Friends, Georgia Ketels, Anther Hull, Sebastian Karin-Cromie, Year 9, Albert Park College.

Tasmania prize ($120): Does Knowing Who The Artist Is Affect A Listenerís View Of A Song? Hannah Coombe, Alice Killalea, Lauren Maddock, Year 9, Fahan School.
Highly Commended: Power With Words, Can Can Guo, Jess Robinson, Chun Yu, Year 9, Fahan School.

Upper Secondary

Upper Secondary National prize ($240)

Not awarded.

Queensland prize ($120): Social Media, Jamie Brake, Jack Donnelly, Andrew Mather, Year 10, Marist College Ashgrove.
Highly Commended: The reaction test, Sarah Cross, Jemma Joiner, Year 10, St Lukes Anglican School.

Victoria prize ($120): Not awarded
Highly Commended: Which Capital City Has the Highest Cost of Living in 2011? Eleisha Li, Danielle Clarke, Year 10, John Monash Science School.
Highly Commended: Is Life Expectancy related to Maths Achievement in 4th and 8th Grade? Carolin Wendler, Ashley Karanja, Janani Kurukularatne, Year 11, Mentone Girls Grammar.

Western Australia prize ($120): Is Bottled water really better than tap water? Jochen Droogmans, Tom Stimson , Year 10, Halls Head Community College.
Highly Commended: Movies or Books? Jess Thomas, Kayla Burdett, Year 10, Albany Senior High School.
Highly Commended: Is smoking really worth the risk? Lauren Blaney, Trae Rehutai, Sam Cain , Year 10, Halls Head Community College.