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Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize


The Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an annual water science competition for high school students. Students are challenged to create solutions for water challenges – with the national prize awarded at Ozwater.  

The winner of the Australian competition is invited to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. 
The prestigious international award is awarded each World Water Week in Sweden. 

Meet our Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize past winners


Open to high school students aged 15-20 who have conducted water-related projects of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance. Students may enter as individuals or groups of two. Both members and non-members of AWA are eligible to enter.

Teachers Resources


Judging Criteria

  • Relevance 
  • Creative ability 
  • Methodology 
  • Subject knowledge 
  • Practical skills 
  • Report and presentation 


2024 Key Dates

The 2024 season has closed. 

The 2025 season will open in October 2024:

October 2024: Australian Competition opens

March 2025: Submissions due

March 2025:  Shortlisted finalists present their projects to the national jury

May 2025:  Winner announced at the Australian Water Awards, presented during Ozwater’25

August 2025:  International competition in Stockholm at World Water Week (date to be announced)

Would you like some support or expertise to help with your project development?

The Association would be happy to connect you with a Member who can provide some support, mentoring or expertise to assist you develop your project. Please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.
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