Prizes

The top twenty-six finalists will be invited to an all-expenses paid, four-day educational science camp and the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. Part of this camp includes the final judging round for the major awards.

The top three projects from the Investigations category and top three projects from the Engineering category receive the following:

  • First: A$4000
  • Second:  A$3000
  • Third: A$1500

One finalist will be awarded the Innovator to Market award. The Innovator to Market winner will receive an all-expenses paid experience including attendance at one of CSIRO’s ON programs and visit to CSIRO labs or centres.

The top twenty finalists will receive A$250.

Up to 100 semi-finalist entries will win A$100.

International Competition

The finalist winners for the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards will have the chance to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States of America in May.

Primary Awards

Up to eight winning primary entries will win A$250.

Up to 90 primary students will receive encouragement award packs.

Teacher Award

Teacher finalists will be invited to attend the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards Teacher Best Practice Seminar and the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. The winning teacher will also be invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States of America in May.

Award partners