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  •  Australian SJWP 

    Applications opening soon

    Applications for the Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize will open soon. Please check the website regularly for updates.

    The ASJWP

    The Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize (ASJWP) is an annual water science competition for high school students focusing on projects aimed at improving the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection and water and wastewater

    treatment. This award aims to increase interest in water-related issues and research, and to raise awareness and knowledge of global water challenges.


    The competition is open to all Australian high school students between the ages of 15-20.



    Students are invited to undertake a water-related research project focusing on solving community water problems. The scope of the project may be on a local, regional, national or global topic but must have the potential to improve quality of life and/or the environment. 


    All projects must use a research-oriented approach, which means that they must use scientifically accepted methodologies for experimentation, monitoring and reporting results, including statistical analyses. Research should be written up into a 20-page (maximum) scientific paper and submitted to the Australian Water Association.


    Projects in the National ASJWP and the Internationals Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) are judged according to the following criteria:

    • Relevance
    • Creative Ability
    • Methodology
    • Subject Knowledge
    • Practical Skills
    • Report and Presentation


    A judging panel to assess nominations for the ASJWP is established by AWA National Office. It consists of between six and nine members of the water industry, including the Chair, generally an AWA Program Manager. 


    •  Finalists receive an awards certificate.
    •  National winner receives a trophy, a return flight to Stockholm and accommodation to participate in a one week cultural exchange program and to represent Australia in the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize. If the national winner is a group of students, one representative receives flights and accommodation, other group members may go to Stockholm at their own expense.
    •  The winner’s school receives a trophy.  
    All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

    Awarded at 

    The Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize was awarded at the Australian Water Association’s leading international conference, Ozwater’16, in May 2016.

    The winner of the ASJWP will then compete internationally in Stockholm at the SJWP. To view the 2012 Judging ceremony in Stockholm please click here. 

    Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner 2014 

    Winner: Lewis Nitschinsk for his project on optimal reclamation point of phosphate from an industrial waste water treatment facility through chemical precipitation using Calcium Chloride.

    Submitting your Nomination

    Submissions must include the following information

    • A completed ASJWP entry form   
    • Project in Word format
    • Biography (minimum 180 words, maximum 250 words)
    • Photo (in jpg or similar format)
    • Abstract (minimum 250 words, maximum 350 words)

    For more information please contact:

    Australian Water Association Awards
    Katie Trevor

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