Your mission: Map and protect the life of Australia.

Final Results from the Great Aussie BioQuest

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SIGHTINGS

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IDENTIFICATIONS

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SPECIES MAPPED

 

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Top Organisations (Identifications)

 

State & Territory Leaderboard

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Top Spotters

1. Queensland
score 58,855

2. Western Australia
score 28,044

3. Northern Territory
score 24,985

4. New South Wales
score 21,136

5. South Australia
score 9,195

6. Victoria
score 9,028

7. Australian Capital Territory
score 2,831

8. Tasmania
score 431

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Overall leaderboards

Top Spotters

Top Identifiers

1. Surfap
score 3,679

2. Penelope
score 2,875

3. Robert Whyte
score 2,855

4. Regb
score 2,574

5. linx
score 2,151

6. cwpaine
score 2,080

7. WestOzPathfinder
score 1,893

8. Declan May
score 1,735

9. Whiskers
score 1,597

10. Grisper
score 1,569

Most Spotted

Top Sightings

 

Featured sightings

     
     

    Champion State or Territory

     
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    Queensland
    score: 58,855
     
     

    Highest overall score all sightings submitted within the state or territory's borders.

     

    Conservation Partner Reward

     
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    The Entomological Society of Queensland
    score: 281 correct IDs
     
     

    The Australian organisation whose network score the highest for combined correct identifications will earn a Pays to Know Nature bonus of $100.

     
     
     
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    Regional bonuses

    The Northern Territory based organisations whose networks score the highest for combined correct identifications

    Prize: $600

    NT Field Naturalist Club Inc.
     
     

    The Australian Capital Territory based organisations whose networks score the highest for combined correct identifications

    Prize: $500

    Australian National Botanic Gardens
     

    Prizes

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    Champion Spotter

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted.

    Prize: Australian Geographic Adventure Prize Pack valued at $148.80

    • Australian Geographic Weekend Travel Bag
    • AG Book: Australia Gone Wild
    • AG Polar Fleece S/M or M/L
    • Australian Animals playing card set
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    Surfap
    score: 15,104

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    Champion Identifier

    Highest overall score from correct IDs provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified.

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

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    Surfap
    score: 3,679
     
    Prize Winner: *
    Penelope

    score: 2,875

    * Note: As the Champion Indentifier has already won a category, the prize has been awarded to a runner-up player as per Great Aussie BioQuest Prizes rules.

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    Best Find

    Highest scoring individual sighting.

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

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    Image: Micromerys raveni by Ben Revell CC BY-NC

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    Ben Revell
    score: 933
    Micromerys raveni

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    Active Adventurer Prize Draw

    One QuestaGamer who has submitted at least 3 eligible sightings within the competition period, drawn at random.

    Prize: $50 Biome Eco-stores online gift card

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    Territory Girl

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    BONUS prize for Australian Capital Territory:
    Champion Spotter

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted within the ACT

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

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    Questagamer123
    score: 937

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    BONUS prize for Australian Capital Territory:
    Champion Identifier

    Highest overall score from correct IDs, against sightings from the ACT, provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

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    Questagamer123
    score: 191
     
    Prize Winner: *
    Gdub

    score: 132

    * Note: As the ACT Champion Indentifier has already won ACT Champion Spotter, the prize has been awarded to a runner-up player as per Great Aussie BioQuest Prizes rules.

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    Know your Quokkas from your Quolls?

    That's great! Then why not identify sightings through the Bio-Expertise Engine? You'll be helping budding naturalists learn, and ensuring high quality data for research (see QuestaGame's data on GBIF.org). You'll could even win the Champion Identifier prize!

    And why not choose an Australian environmental group as your cause through our Pays to Know Nature Fund? You'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.

    QuestaGame's conservation partners:


    The Great Aussie BioQuest is just one of many QuestaGame BioQuest that you can be a part of. BioQuesting with QuestaGame will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the diversity of life on Earth. You'll be taken on an adventure into nature, where you'll see the life around you in a whole new light.

    • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

    • learn secrets of the life around you with expert feedback on all your sightings.

    • help protect the environment 

      • your sightings will contribute to biodiversity research.

      • your correct IDs will help support QuestaGame's environmental partners (learn how).

     

    This National Science Week is supported by the Australian Government, with prizes sponsored by Australian Geographic, and National Science Week grants.

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