The Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition consists of four levels: regional, state, national, and international. Awards are given at each of these levels to recognize student achievement in water-related research.

SJWP Regional Winners Receive:

  • An SJWP regional certificate
  • A nomination to compete in the SJWP state competition
  • A one-year complimentary WEF student membership

Note: The competition is open to all qualifying students whether or not they have participated in a science fair.  Students may self-nominate.

SJWP State Winners Receive: 

  • An all-expense-paid trip to Herndon, Virginia, to compete in the national competition June 19-20, 2015.
  • An SJWP state medal

Note: Some states present their state winners with additional awards. For information on your specific state, consult the State Deadlines and Awards List. 


SJWP National Runners-Up Receive (Up to two projects): 

  • A $1000 scholarship (per project)
  • A  framed certificate depicting them as a SJWP National Finalist

The SJWP National Winner Receives: 

  • A $10,000 scholarship and the national trophy (per project)
  • An all-expenses-paid trip with their science teacher to Stockholm, Sweden, to compete in the international SJWP competition from August 22-28, 2015.  For more information about the international competition, visit
  • A framed certificate depicting them as the U.S. SJWP Winner.

The SJWP International Winner Receives:

  • $5,000 USD and the international trophy