Primary Prizes

PrimaryAge Groups for 2020: Years K-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

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, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

(ii) Working Technologically: OSHClub Inventions and Innovations Awards

  • Three of the best inventions or innovative devices or ICT applications in Years K-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

(iii) Working Mathematically: Working Mathematically Awards

  • Three of the projects that best incorporate the interrelated components of Working Mathematically in their investigation or technology project in Years K-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6
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 3-4 $125 for best 6 Scientific Investigations $125 for best 3 Innovative Devices $125 for 3 projects that best incorporate Working Mathematically
Years 5-6 $150 for best 6 Scientific Investigations $150 for best 3 Innovative Devices $150 for 3 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  (7 specific committed K-6 prizes and other possible committed K-12 prizes)

Grand Awards (2 prizes)

Primary Young Scientist, sponsored by Fizzics Education

Budding Young Scientist, sponsored by Fizzics Education

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 Billiton Science and Engineering Awards

Subject to announcement regarding the 2021 BHPSEA competition. Most prizewinners and a selected number of highly commended entries will be invited to submit their entries into the national 2021 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. Twenty-six finalists (high school only) will be selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to attend a five day science camp in Melbourne, in February 2021.

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