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Science and Technology Fair

All projects will be considered for the following awards:

Sponsor: Cawthron Institute Trust Board

Science Fair Prizes                                   

Gold ($250)

Silver ($150)

Bronze ($100)

Highly Recommended ($20)         

     Technology Fair Prizes

Gold ($250)

Silver ($150)

Bronze ($100)

Highly Recommended ($20)

  • Award name: The John Cross Best Investigative practice

Prize: $500 Criteria: Overall highest scoring science project

  • Award Name: The Des Duthie Technology Award

Prize: $500 Criteria: Overall highest scoring technology investigation

Criteria for the Special Category Awards:

Sponsor: The University of Otago

Award Name: The Hands On Science Award
Prize: An all-expenses paid placement at the Hands On Science event at the University of Otago
Criteria: The best application of scientific method

(Science only)

Sponsor: The Dick Roberts Memorial Trust

Award Name: The Dick Roberts Memorial Award
Prize: $350 + trophy for the best female and $350 + trophy for the best male student
Criteria: The best investigation relating to life sciences, biology or geology.

(Science Only)

Sponsor: Plant & Food Research

Award Name: The Plant & Food Research Award
Prize: $250
Criteria: The best investigation around seafood or seafood by-products

(Science and technology)

Sponsor: NZ Baking Industry Research Trust

Award Name: The Baking Industry Research Trust Award
Prize: $50
Criteria: The best understanding of flour usage or bakery products in a food related project.

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: The Royal Aeronautical Society, Marlborough

Award Name: The Royal Aeronautical Society Award
Prize: $100
Criteria: Best investigation relating to flow, (incl hydro & aerodynamics, vessel building & design)

Sponsor: The Nelson Botanical Society

Award Name: The Botanical Society Award
Prize: $100
Criteria: The best investigation relating to botany

(Science Only)

Sponsor: The Royal Forest and Bird Society

Award Name: The Royal Forest and Bird Shield
Prize: One years membership to the Royal Forest and Bird Society, a $50 book voucher and the historic Forest and Bird Shield
Criteria: The best study of a native plant, bird or other animal and the associated habitat

(Science Only)

Sponsor: The Nelson Federation of Graduate Women Trust 

Award Name: The Nelson Federation of Graduate Women Trust Award 
Prize: $500
Criteria: The best investigation showing a clear understanding of scientific method, by a female student who will be studying at a tertiary institution and whose presentation makes both the investigation and the conclusions from it, readily understood.

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Port Nelson Ltd 

Award Name: The Port Nelson Award
Prize: $250
Criteria: The best marine related environmental project

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Soroptimists International Waimea Branch

Award Name: The Soroptimists International Waimea Award
Prize: $150
Criteria: The best female student in technology

(Technology Only)

Sponsor: Soroptimist International Nelson Branch

Award Name: The Soroptimists International Nelson Award

Prize: $150

Criteria: The best female student in science

(Science only)

Sponsor: Nelson Science Society

Award Name: Albert Jones Award

Prize: $100

Criteria: The student who best performs in an interview

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Statistic New Zealand and the New Zealand Statistics Association

Award Name: Statistics NZ Award

Prize: $60

Criteria: The best use of statistics or statistical analysis in an investigation

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Tasman District Council & Nelson City Council

Award Name: Youth Leadership Award

Prize: $200

Criteria: Best project identifying an environmental challenge that demonstrates leadership and action to benefit the environment and community’

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Tonkin and Taylor

Award Name: Tonkin and Taylor Environmental Sustainability Award

Prize: $250

Criteria: The best project that explores methods or technologies that support the utilization of the earth’s resources while achieving a long-term ecological balance

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: Menzshed

Award Name:

Prize: Two year membership

Criteria: Best male science or technology project using wood or metal

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: SenSys - systems for sensing our world

Award: Electronics Award

Prize: $250

Criteria: Best project in electronics

(Technology Only)

Sponsor: Nelson Consulting Engineers

Award Name: Nelson Consulting Engineers Award

Prize: $500

Criteria: Best project in environmental engineering/management for community benefit (waste disposal, water supply, recycling, consumer choices etc)

(Science and Technology)

Sponsor: The Nelson Rock and Mineral Club

Award Name: The Jock Braithwaite Memorial Award

Prize: $100

Criteria: The best investigation or presentation relating to rocks, minerals or fossils; or your choice of an earth science related topic.  

(Science and Technology)

 
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