Eligibility and Entry
Who is Eligible?
Any high school student (ages 15-20 in grades 9-12) with a water-related science project is eligible to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Teams of up to three students may enter.
Projects should focus on local, regional, national, or global issues. It is essential that all projects use a research-oriented approach, which means they must use scientifically accepted methodologies for experimentation, monitoring, and reporting, including statistical analysis.
Entry into the State SJWP Competition
Entry Deadline: April 15, 2014`*
To be eligible for the state competition, students must complete the online entry form and electronically submit their research paper. Other than a 2 MB file size limit, there are no specific paper guidelines at the state level. Teams of up to three students may enter. Only one person from a team should submit the project online, but must complete the information for all team members.
Based on the papers, and in some cases personal interviews at science fairs, a group of water professionals will identify the best water-related science project from each state. Most state winners will be announced online at www.sjwp.org during the first week of May, 2014.
State winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip the national SJWP competition, and must be available to attend the national competition on June 13-14, 2014.
*State deadlines may vary. For specific information on your state, consult the State Deadlines and Awards List .
Entry into the National SJWP Competition
Entry Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014 (State Winners Only)
Prior to national competition, SJWP state winners must modify their written research papers to meet the National Paper Guidelines, and submit them electronically no later than Thursday, May 15, 2014.
To be eligible to compete at the national level, state winners must be able to attend the onsite U.S. competition in Herndon, Virginia, June 13-14, 2014. In Herndon, students will participate in a two-day, all-expense-paid program, during which they will display and present their projects to a panel of distinguished judges.
Judges will select the national winner based on six criteria and will place greater weight on the quality of the research paper. The National SJWP winner must be available to attend the SJWP international competition during the last week of August, or the prize will be awarded to the first runner-up. (exact dates will be posted in early 2014)
The national winner and their science teacher will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the international SJWP competition in Stockholm, Sweden.. To learn more about the international competition, visit www.siwi.org.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stevi Hunt-Cottrell at 703-684-2454.