Entry

Entry into the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards is via nomination only, through a state or territory Science Teachers Association competition.

To be considered for nomination, please submit your project/s into the relevant state or territory Science Teachers Association competition categories:

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

Please contact your local Science Teachers Association for competition entry requirements.

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 a state or territory Science Teachers Association 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)
  • project report includes acknowledgement of prior research/development and assistance from experts/industry professionals
  • group projects include a maximum of three students
  • students must be an Australia Citizen or permanent resident
  • and for engineering entries only, a short video of the product in operation is uploaded with the online entry form (5 mins max)

Entries are assessed by a panel of preliminary judges and expert panel of finalist judges. The top twenty-six finalists participate in a second round of judging including poster presentation and judging interview. Projects are assessed on:

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

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

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