Getting Started Guide

Congratulations! You're part of a community of cutting-edge innovators.

This guide outlines some key points around getting starting, joining competitions, and growing your presence.


The Competitions

Unearthed competitions offer real cash prizes for solutions to real problems facing our partners in the resources and energy sectors. The data in our competitions is real, and the mentors are real industry workers.

There is no experience required in order to compete, and you can do so as an individual or part of a team

Unearthed competitions are online, and vary in subject matter, complexity, and duration. You can browse current, completed, and upcoming competitions here.

Millions of dollars in prizes have been earned by the community already, and hundreds of solutions have been created; this is just the beginning.

Signing Up

You can sign up to Unearthed competitions at any time before the closing date.

You do not need to have a solution in mind, or a team, in order to sign up.

Once you agree to the Terms and Conditions and complete registration, you will have access to further competition resources, such as forums, data, webinars, and mentors.

Finding a Team

We encourage you to form teams for competitions.

Make sure you complete your profile, so that other participants can check you out. 

If you would like to find teammates, post in the challenge forum or Facebook Community

Tell your potential teammates a little about yourself, your skills, interests, and time commitment, and tell them what kind of team you would like to form.

Intellectual Property

We will always be upfront about intellectual property arrangements for competitions.

In general, you keep the intellectual property in solutions you develop.

If you want to take things further, we'll connect you with paying customers and industry insiders. Mentors and advisers in the community can help bring your product to market.

Getting Help

Each competition has its own help options available - mentors, forums, webinars.

If you have any other questions, just email us.

Getting Feedback

At the end of each competition, there will be a judging period, and then winners will be announced publicly. We endeavour to release general feedback about the challenge - if you have any specific questions, please email us and we will do our best to help.


The Community

Unearthed is a community of incredible individuals. We encourage you to make the most of being a part of it, and get to know the rest of the community. At present, there are a couple of ways to do this.


Keep your profile up-to-date so we can share your interests and achievements.

Facebook Community

Join the Facebook Community,  get posting - share your knowledge and ideas, and make connections.

Social Media

Unearthed is available to connect with on the usual social media - you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


To find out more about the problems already solved by the community, successes of startups in the resources industry, and even more cool stuff, check out the news section.

How are we doing?

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Please get in touch with us via email.


Ready to get started and find a competition? Click below, and off you go!