Primary Prizes

Primary Age Groups for 2022: Years K-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

Please note all prizes and prize monies are indicative only until confirmed.

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: 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  (9 specific K-6 prizes and other possible K-12 prizes)

Grand Awards (3 prizes sponsored by Rowe Scientific)

Budding Young Scientist – $250 awarded to the best overall project from a student in Years K-2

Rural Primary Young Scientist – $300 awarded to the best project from a student working in rural or regional areas

Primary Young Scientist – $350 awarded to the best overall project from a student in Years 3-6.

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.

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

Certificate of Participation for all other state-level finalists.

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