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. 

Students may also enter the state competition without winning a regional award. 


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 compete in the national competition during the third weekend of June, 2016.
  • A Stockholm Junior Water Prize 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. 


The SJWP National Winner Receives: 

  • A $10,000 scholarship and the national trophy (per project)
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to compete in the international SJWP competition from August 27 - September 2, 2016.  For more information about the international competition, visit
  • A framed certificate depicting them as the U.S. SJWP Winner.

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

  •  A $1,000 scholarship (per project) 
  • A framed certificate depicting them as a SJWP National Finalist 

The SJWP International Winner Receives:

  • $15,000 USD and the international crystal trophy
  • $5,000 USD award given to the winning student's school