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Science Talent Search
The Science Talent Search (STS) is an annual, science based competition open to all primary and secondary students in Victoria, Australia. Science Talent Search fits closely with the Victorian Curriculum philosophy of teaching and learning. There is a close match between many STS sections and the Victorian Curriculum
Learning Areas, Strands and Substrands.

STS Handbook

If you plan to enter the competition it is essential that you read the handbook carefully.

Take note of all of the general information at the front of the book
and ensure you check the specific guidelines for your chosen section.

STS Handbook 2021 - Available Now

Theme and Topics
The STS theme for 2021 is 'Food: Different by Design'
There are set topics for Creative Writing and Posters/Scientific Wallcharts sections only.

For more information about the competition - its rules, conditions and guidelines, topics for Creative Writing and Posters/Scientific Wallcharts,
and how to enter - download our handbook.

Important dates

Take note of the key dates for registration, submitting country entries and Creative Writing / Experimental Research, judging and exhibition day.

STS Bursary book 2020View Bursary Book Online

Browse a copy of the most recent competition's Bursary Book to see winning entries and sponsors. Click Cover Image

BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards partnership with STS

The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards. The finalists are the most curious student researchers and innovators in the country. The Awards also recognise teachers who engage students in the study of open-ended investigations and work consistently within their school community and wider professional arenas to make an outstanding contribution to science education in Australia.

 

Teachers and students entering the Victorian Science Talent Search Experimental Research and Inventions categories may be entered into a national competition which may lead to prizes and opportunities, such as recognition as Finalists, STEM experiences, and the opportunity to be selected to represent Australia at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Further details to come.


Click here for more information on entry guidelines.

2021 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

 

Congratulations to the following students in the 2021 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

 

Secondary student finalists:

Lachlan Chau - Investigation / Experimental Research

Sidra Khan - Investigation / Experimental Research

Rebecca Paratz - Engineering / Inventions

 

Secondary student semi-finalists:

Caterina De Maria - Investigation / Experimental Research

Kloe Lashkariov-Lee - Engineering / Inventions

 

Primary student finalists:

Ruiheng Cai - Engineering / Inventions

Hayden Glenk - Engineering / Inventions

Grace Hallifax - Investigation / Experimental Research

Elise Orme - Investigation / Experimental Research

Tom Roberts - Investigation / Experimental Research


CREST - Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology

If you are looking for engaging ways to inspire creativity in your science and technology teaching, try CREST – it provides support for teachers and students to undertake open-ended science and technology investigations. CREST can enhance your students' ability to produce high quality Experimental Research projects for Science Talent Search and BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are very important to our competition. Their support enables the competition to operate. Without this support there would be no bursary prizes. View a listing of our major sponsors.

Rowe Scientific Pty. Ltd.

STS welcomes Rowe Scientific Pty. Ltd. as a major sponsor which has enabled a significant boost to Experimental Research and Inventions prizes, as well as other educational initiatives.

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