Entry into the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards is via nomination only through a state Science Teachers Association (STA) competition. 

To be considered for nomination, please submit your project/s into the relevant categories:

  • experiment, research or investigation category of your local STA Awards
  • the invention or engineering category of your local STA Awards

See each State and Territory's Awards. 

For nominated entries into the awards, please ensure the following requirements are met, to be eligible for selection as a finalist:

  • projects must include designing and carrying out an experimental investigation or engineering project
  • the project has been nominated by an STA for entry
  • the PDF entry form and online entry form are both completed (contact your local STA for these forms)
  • a written project report is uploaded with the online entry form (PDF preferred)
  • and for engineering entries only, a short video of the product in operation is uploaded with the online entry form (5mins max)

Entries are assessed by a panel of preliminary judges and expert panel of finalists judges. The top 26 finalists participate in a second round of judging including poster presentation and judging interview. Project are assessed on: 

  • scientific process/design approach 
  • ingenuity
  • originality and value/impact

Do you have any further questions about how to enter? Contact us and we'll be happy to help.