U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today’s high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges.

This competition is open to students in grades 9 through 12 with science projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through the improvement of water quality, water resource management, or water and watershed treatment. Projects can explore water issues on a local, regional, national, or global level using a research-oriented approach.

The Alaska Science and Engineering Fair would like to promote interest in the SJWP, which is not actually awarded at the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair, but students may enter both competitions with the same project.

When you prepare your water-related project for the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair, please also submit your paper to the State SJWP Competition,  at https://www.wef.org/sjwp/

Your entry will be reviewed by the Alaska State SJWP judges, and they may also visit you and your project at the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. (Please note that you can still enter the State SJWP competition even if you are unable to attend the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair.) The deadline for submitting Alaska State SJWP entries is April 1st.

If you are the winner of the Alaska State SJWP competition, you and your school will be presented with an award. You will be invited to represent Alaska and compete at the National Competition. The winner of the national competition will be invited to represent the US and compete at the International SJWP event in Stockholm, Sweden, held each August.

All expenses are paid for the winner to attend the U.S. and International events.

Please read more about project eligibility at the SJWP website: https://www.wef.org/sjwp/.

(Description updated by Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association 2016)