Key 2022 Dates

Please note below the changes to our program necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make more adjustments if necessary. All parts of our program will be conducted remotely including all training and judging.

All training for assessors will be conducted online. We will be posting details of the online courses in the next month.

Monday 29th August 2022, MidnightDeadline for online submission of ALL PRIMARY and SECONDARY Investigation Projects including

Scientific Investigations
Mathematical Investigations

Innovation and Engineering Design Projects
Saturday 3rd – Tuesday 20th SeptemberJUDGING of all SECONDARY projects – Details will be posted on the Opportunities for Teachers page.
Wednesday 7th September – Saturday 17th September JUDGING of all PRIMARY projects – Details will be posted on the Opportunities for Teachers page.
November 2022STANSW Young Scientist Awards – Announcement of winners
Details will be announced closer to the date

19 thoughts on “Key 2022 Dates


    That is correct. Judges will only be marking entries submitted electronically.

  2. Leonie

    What is the difference between submitting online and the Model set up at Sydney Uni ? Sorry Im just unsure if you have to do both or if online is all that is required ? My students have worked on the Working Technology section – so do we just submit all online. Your info and website is great just not sure what is required – Thanks in advance Leonie


    Hi Leonie,

    For Models and Innovations you must set up your project at Sydney Uni with your accompanying folio and poster or page explaining how the model works for the judges. For the online component we also need the folio uploaded so we have a record of the project entered. We may shortlist the project for other sponsored awards which makes it necessary to have something submitted online.

  4. Tobias

    Hi. First thanks for an amazing initiative and work.
    I have a question regarding Models and innovation submit dates. I understand that the deadline to register is the 18th. My question is if the report needs to be uploaded at that time -or do the students who will attend the 25th/26th event have until the 25th to work on their report?


    Thanks Tobias,

    Strangely enough, we have just put up a post that answers your very question. No project material needs to be uploaded at all and you have until 4pm Friday 25th August to have the report finished.


    We will send notification to schools in the last week of Term 3 of the prizewinners.

  7. Ewan

    Apologies for this inquiry, as I’m sure that you are extremely busy at this moment in time. However, we are preparing our final school newspaper of the term and were wandering if the results will be available before Thursday at 3:00pm, as this is our deadline for publishing. Thanks in advance.


    Yes Ewan, finalists will be informed in the next 24 hours. Have a look at the announcement that is now going on our home page.

  9. Ewan Sutton

    Hi, a few questions:
    – have all the specialist prize winners been notified?
    – will there be any tickets for the presentation ceremony be available for teachers of prize winners?
    Thanks in advance


    We just have some Rural Young Scientist Awards to finalise. All other Special Awards winners have been notified in the last three days. Both teacher mentors of winning students and their principals will be invited during the next week.

  11. Sophie

    Hi there, I would like information on the 2018 Young Scientist Award – where can I obtain information on entry requirements, key dates etc. We missed out this year as we were not aware of the competition or key dates so I would like to ensure that my child is able to enter next year.
    Kind regards, Sophie


    Hi Sophie,

    Hi Sophie, the 2018 Young Scientist Awards will run in a similar fashion for what is on our website for 2017. The due date is the last Friday in August at midnight. We will be updating our website in November/December.


    Yes, all prizes for 2019 were notified in October 2019.

  14. Ray

    Hi, are the prize winners for STANSW 2020 primary division notified?

  15. Peter Bowditch

    I can’t begin to say how disappointed I am that there won’t be a big presentation night where I can be surrounded by young people who are cleverer than I am. Hopefully the scientists can pull us through the current health crisis (very encouraging news about a possible vaccine was announced today) and we can all get back to some sort of normality next year.

    Even though I won’t be there, I would like to congratulate all the winners, and of course all the other entrants and finalists as well. Science is the greatest intellectual invention in humankind’s history and I can’t think of a better way for young people to spend their time.


    Dear Peter,
    What a lovely message from you and we do share your disappointment. Not least because we don’t get to hear from you once again.
    Would you mind if I shared your message with the students as a comment on our Facebook feed?
    Thank you for your support always,
    Anjali Rao


    Hi Ray,
    Yes – all prize winners have been notified and we have now begun announcing the awards in a series of online presentations. You can follow us on Facebook @stanswyoungscientist or here on the website to see the videos as they are published.

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