Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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 up to three. Both members and non-members of AWA are eligible to enter.

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Judging Criteria

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


2023 Key Dates

Friday, 9 December 2022:  Completed project due.
Week commencing 13 March 2023:  Shortlisted students present 10-minute presentation to judging panel on their submitted project via video conference.
Late March - Early April 2023: Top four students to present their projects to Australian Water Association members and water industry professionals with an announcement of the winner live via webinar.
Thursday, 11 May 2023:  Winner presented with award at Ozwater’23 in Sydney.
Late August 2023:  SJWP Ceremony held during World Water Week in Stockholm.

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