Prizes

Age Groups Years 7-9 and 10-12

Category Awards  (36 prizes)

(i) Working Scientifically: STANSW Scientific Investigation Awards (Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales). Three of the best scientific investigations in each of the disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics

(ii) Working Technologically: IIATE Models and Innovation Awards (Institute Industrial Arts Technology Education). Three of the best models of an innovative device or application.

(iii) Working Mathematically: MANSW Working Mathematically Awards (Mathematical Association of NSW). Three of the projects that best incorporate the interrelated components of Working Mathematically in their investigation or innovation.

Age group First Place Second Place Third Place
Years 7-9 $250 $175 $125
Years 10-12 $350 $250 $150

 

STANSW Most Promising Awards  (4 prizes)

Cash prizes of $100 for projects that were not prizewinners but have the potential to develop into top-level projects.

 

Sponsored Awards  (up to 24 committed prizes)

 

Grand Awards  (at least 7 prizes)

  • 2017 Sebel Young Scientist of the Year Award  $2000 award to the student who submits the most outstanding project overall
  • 2018 Intel ISEF Prize  At least four students from Years 9-12 will travel to Pittsburgh, USA, to represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2018
  • 2018 Broadcom MASTERS International Delegate  One student with a top entry from Years 7-8 will travel to Pittsburgh, USA, to the Broadcom MASTERS International in May 2018. The selected student must be a prizewinner, a good communicator and be born after 13th May 2003.
  • 2018 Broadcom MASTERS International Honorary Mention  One student with a top entry from Years 7-8 will be selected as a reserve for the Broadcom MASTERS International delegate. The selected student, who will receive $100 in cash, must also be a prizewinner, a good communicator and be born after 13th May 2003.

 

Age Groups Years K-2 and 3-6

 

Category Awards  (36 prizes)

(i) Working Scientifically: STANSW Scientific Investigation Awards (Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales):

  • Six of the best scientific investigations in Years K-2
  • Twelve of the best scientific investigations in Years 3-6

(ii) Working Technologically: IIATE Models and Innovation Awards (Institute Industrial Arts Technology Education):

  • Three of the best models of an innovative device or application in Years K-2
  • Six of the best models of an innovative device or application in Years 3-6

(iii) Working Mathematically: MANSW Working Mathematically Awards (Mathematical Association of NSW):

  • Three of the projects that best incorporate the interrelated components of Working Mathematically in their investigation or innovation in Years K-2
  • Six of the projects that best incorporate the interrelated components of Working Mathematically in their investigation or innovation in Years 3-6
Age group Working Scientifically Working Technologically Working Mathematically
Years K-2 $100 for best 6 Scientific Investigations $100 for best 3 Innovative Devices $100 for 3 projects that best incorporate Working Mathematically
Years 3-6 $150 for best 12 Scientific Investigations $150 for best 6 Innovative Devices $150 for 6 projects that best incorporate Working Mathematically

 

STANSW Most Promising Awards  (2 prizes)

Monetary prizes of $100 for projects that were not prizewinners but have the potential to develop into top-level projects.

 

Sponsored Awards  (8 specific K-6 prizes and other possible K-12 prizes)

 

Grand Awards (2 prizes)

Primary Young Scientist, sponsored by the School of Education NSW, Australian Catholic University

Budding Young Scientist, sponsored by the School of Education NSW, Australian Catholic University

2015 Certificates Presentation Ceremony

 

Certificates for everyone who enters:

High Distinction Certificate  for every student who achieves a level 5 against the rubric.

Distinction Certificate for every student who achieves a level 4 against the rubric.

Credit Certificate for every student who achieves a level 3 against the rubric.

Certificate of Commendation for other state-level finalists.

Certificates of Participation for every student entry at school level.

 

2018 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards

Most prizewinners and a selected number of highly commended entries will be invited to submit their entries into the national 2018 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. Twenty-six finalists will be selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to attend a five day science camp in Melbourne, in February 2018.

Thanks go to our supporters for providing encouragement to students, teachers and schools and for making these prizes possible.

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