Secondary Age Groups for 2019: Years 7-8, Years 9-10 and Years 11-12
Category Awards (54 prizes)
(i) Working Scientifically: STANSW Scientific Investigation Awards (Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales). The Years 11-12 Working Scientifically awards are sponsored by Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd.
Three of the best scientific investigations in each of the disciplines:
- Earth and Environmental Science
(ii) Working Technologically: ITE Innovation and Engineering Design (Institute of Technology Education). Three of the best innovative devices or applications in each age group.
(iii) Working Mathematically: MANSW Working Mathematically Awards (Mathematical Association of NSW). Three of the projects in each age group that best incorporate the interrelated components of Working Mathematically in their investigation or innovation.
|Age group||First Place||Second Place||Third Place|
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)
- AARNet Communications Award (Australia’s Academic and Research Network) Awarded to two Years 7-12 entries in each of the categories of Working Scientifically, Working Technologically and Working Mathematically that incorporate the best use of electronic communications AARNet Electronic Communications Awards Judging Criteria
- NMI Measurement Award (National Measurement Institute) Awarded to two Years K-12 entries in each of the categories of Working Scientifically, Working Technologically and Working Mathematically that demonstrate an excellent understanding of measurement NMI Measurement Award
- STEP Environmental Award Awarded for the best environmental entry STEP Environmental Award Criteria
- ASBMB Award (Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Awarded for an entry that displays good understanding of processes in molecular biology ASBMB Award Criteria
- AIP Most Outstanding Physics Award (Australian Institute of Physics) For three K-12 students who best represents the theme, “Drones, Droids and Robots” AIP Most Outstanding Physics Award Criteria
- RACI Chemistry Encouragement Award (Royal Australian Chemical Institute NSW) Awarded to the best two secondary students demonstrating ability, skill and promise for chemistry RACI Chemistry Encouragement Award Criteria
- Rowe Scientific Depth Study Awards Awarded to the best Year 11 and 12 practical investigations or secondary-sourced investigations that most effectively communicate how their depth study has enabled the student to develop and acquire a deeper knowledge and understanding of one or more clearly identified concepts found within or inspired by the syllabus Rowe Scientific Depth Study Awards Criteria
- Sebel Testing and Evaluation Awards three K-12 students who incorporate the most extensive testing or evaluation routine in their investigation or innovation (still to be confirmed).
- 2019 Young Scientist of the Year Award $2000 award to the student who submits the most outstanding project overall.
- 2020 ISEF Prize Subject to funding from our major sponsors we wish to select up to nine projects from Years 9-12 to travel to Anaheim, California, to represent Australia at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2020
- 2020 Broadcom MASTERS International Delegate Subject to funding from our major sponsors we wish to select one student from Years 7-8 to travel to Anaheim, California, to the Broadcom MASTERS International in May 2020. The selected student must be a prizewinner, a good communicator and be born after 17th May 2005.
- 2020 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 17th May 2005.
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.
2020 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards
Most prizewinners and a selected number of highly commended entries will be invited to submit their entries into the national 2020 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. Twenty-six finalists from across the country will be selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to attend a five day science camp in Melbourne, in February 2020.
Thanks go to our supporters for providing encouragement to students, teachers and schools and for making these prizes possible.