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Important Competition Information and Dates

STS is primarily a schools-based science competition, with entry occurring through a central school STS coordinator. Each school must be willing to support the competition by providing judges. Individuals wishing to enter the competition without the support of a school should contact the Science Teachers Association of Victoria Inc.for advice.

Sections - Project Categories


Class Experimental Research Project Experimental Research
Conmuter Programs Working Models
Creative Writing Inventions
Games Science Photography
Posters and Scientific Wallcharts Video Productions


STS Handbook - Available Now

The STS Handbook is published annually in January. This is a comprehensive guide for teachers and students covering entry requirements and instructions. If you plan to enter the competition it is essential that you read the handbook carefully.



Entry fees
Individual $9 per entry
Group (maximum 2 students) $17 per entry.
Class Research Project (primary divisions) $30 per class

*All entries registered in the School Portal by the closing date on 29 May 2022 will be invoiced and must be paid, even if the entry is not subsequently submitted. This is because administration of the entries will have already occured from this point on.


Important Competition Date 2022

School Portal opens: Friday 28th February 2022

Entry registration closes: Sunday 29th May 2022

Schools Pack 1: available week of: 6th June 2022 (sent as email and e-accessible)

Entry Submission

ALL entries: submit electronically online by school STS Coordinator

Entry Submission opens: Friday 17th June 2022

Last day of online entry submission: Sunday 24th July 2022

Judging Day (applicable sections): Saturday 6th August 2022

Schools Pack 2: Monday 15th August (Confirmation of entries received, email and e-accessible)

Schools Pack 3: week of Monday 3rd October (Results & certificates)

Exhibition and Presentation Day: Wednesday 2nd November 2022 (TBC)