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)
- AARNet Communications Award (Australia’s Academic and Research Network) Awarded to two Years K-6 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
- RACI Chemistry Encouragement Award (Royal Australian Chemical Institute NSW) Awarded to a primary student demonstrating ability, skill and promise for chemistry RACI Chemistry Encouragement 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
- 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).
- Primary Environment Award – for the project that best addresses a significant environmental issue or adds to our understanding of the natural environment.
- Australian Water Association (AWA) Sustainable Water Prize Awarded to a K-6 project that best deals with the issues of water conservation and management
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.