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Prize Winners

Take a look at who won prizes in 2017!  Congratulations to all the winners!

Awards Ceremony

Due to large numbers of prizes we will aim to split the event into primary and secondary. Primary will start 4pm and we will aim to start the secondary at 5:30pm on Wed 18th October 2017 at Elim Church, Stoke, Nelson.

Schools have been advised what students are required to attend. 

Information for the day

  • All project must be dropped off at the Trafalgar Centre on Monday the 25th September between 9-5pm (if this is an issue for you please let us know, we will try and arrange something).
  • All projects must be clearly marked with NAME and SCHOOL on the back (it will be impossible for us to register them if not.
  •  All Science, Technology and Research projects will be interviewed so will need to attend the judging day, Wednesday 27th for Primary and Thursday 28th for Secondary. Art project will not be interviewed so they will not require to attend.
  •  Students must be there between 9am and 2pm on their judging day and be supervised by a teacher/parents, we are not responsible for the safety of the kids on site.
  •  We do NOT supply extension cables or guarantee use of electricity. All projects displayed on devices need to be fully charged and a have a paper backup.
  •  Students will be advised of their judging times on the day and will need to be at their project at set times.
  •  Students need to bring food and some homework or reading to keep occupied.


Science Communicator Presentations

We have had an overwhelming number of entries to this prize and so unfortunately we have had to ask schools to nominate students and audition. Apologies to all who didn't get a chance to present this year.

Presentations will take place on Tuesday 26th Septemeber at the Trafalgar center from 4-6pm. 

We will have a guest speaker Norman Ragg, Cawthron aquaculture scientist, talk about the importance of science communication and ocean acidification. 




The Primary School Judging day has been changed it will now be on the Wednesday 27th September, the public viewing day will be on Tuesday 26th September.


This poster will be sent out to your school in Term 2, please feel free to download the pdf and print out more copies or add to your newsletter.



Important Changes

We have been re-thinking the fair and would like to make is easier for all those interested in science and technology to be involved. We understand the style of the fair doesn't encourage all types of learners and students. We have made a few changes we will hope will achieve our aim


This year we will open up new categories for students to enter along with being able to enter as an individual, a group or class.

  • Science experiments (using  scientific method)*
  • Technology Project (using technological process)*
  • Science/Tech Investigation (a more descriptive style project where an investigation or observational study is conducted-no end product or measurable response is required)
  • Art in Science-Displays of art inspired by science or technology (open to kindergarten- year 13 students)


 Not everyone has the same ability in presenting their work. This year we invite students to be creative and think up of new ways to present their work. They will have the same amount of space per project and of course all the information needs to be easily viewed by the judges and the public, but there will be no restrictions as to the method of display. Log books will still be required.


To help with all the changes a new guide has been added to our resource page, feel free to download and share with others. 


We hope to hold a bigger and more interactive fair in 2017, if you are interested in helping out in anyway please contact us.

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