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Prizes and Awards

All students who enter the Science Talent Search will receive a certificate and are eligible for Bursary Award Prizes. Schools also become eligible for special awards.

 

Student Certificate and Bursary Awards

 

Major and Minor Bursary Certificate and Sponsored Prize

Awarded to outstanding and exceptional projects in each section.

                                                                                    

Distinction Certificate

Certificate awarded to projects of high standard and quality deserving of special commendation.

                                                                                    

Merit Certificate

Certificate awarded to projects of very good standard and deserving recognition for their work.

                                                                                    

Acknowledgement Certificate

Certificate of acknowledgement for student’s participation and work for all other projects entered.

 

BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

 

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 through their STS involvement and students entering the Victorian Science Talent Search Experimental Research and Inventions categories may be entered into this 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). Click here for more information

 

School Awards

 

Schools with a very high standard of entries across all the sections may be nominated by the STS Management for the following awards, sponsored by various partners and supporters.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of these awards, please contact sts@stav.vic.edu.au

 

Peter Craig School Award

 

Named after Peter Craig who was an integral part of the Science Talent Search committee from 1980 – 2015 and instrumental in the management and evolution of the competition.

 

4 x $250 prizes go to:

  • Primary Government School
  • Primary Non-Government School
  • Secondary Government School
  • Secondary Non-Government School

Hugh McKnight Encouragement Award

 

Named after Hugh McKnight who was instrumental in the conception (1952) and organisation of the competition in its early years.

 

4 x $150 prizes go to:

  • Primary Government School
  • Primary Non-Government School
  • Secondary Government School
  • Secondary Non-Government School

Exhibition and Presentation Day

 

The Science Talent Search celebrate student achievements each year with a special Exhibition of bursary winning entries and Presentation Ceremonies of bursary awards to students.

 

Date: TBC

 

 

Past winners

Special Exhibition and Presentation webpage for 2021 can be found on our new website

 

 

STS Alumni

Bursary winners from past years Science Talent Search