Who can enter


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All students from years prep to 12 in state, private or home/distance education schools across Australia are eligible to enter the competition.

You may enter as a class group, small teams or individuals. It is a perfect activity for students of all ages and learning abilities including gifted and talented students, lunch time/after school science clubs and special needs students.

Entry classifications

Plant science project awards

ClassificationDescription
Whole class
  • All students within the class group contribute towards the experiment/activity tasks and one entry is submitted on behalf of the whole class.
  • The entry may contain a compilation of each student's work.
  • A score is allocated for the entry and students are eligible for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd class awards (individual awards generally do not apply to this category).
Small team(s)
  • Students work on the experiments/activities in small teams and one (1) or more entries  are submitted per team.
  • Each entry may contain a compilation of each team member's work.
  • Each team entry will be allocated a score and teams are eligible for individual awards. If multiple team entries are submitted by a class, an average overall class score will also be provided and all teams (collectively) will also be eligible for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd class awards as well.
  • Note: to be eligible for the State Science Contests and BHP Billiton Science Awards, small teams must be limited to 3 students.
Individual(s)
  • Students work on the experiments/activities alone, or as part of a class or team, but they each write up and submit their own entry.
  • One (1) entry is submitted per student.
  • Each individual entry will be allocated a score and students are eligible for individual awards. If multiple individual entries are submitted by a class, an average overall class score will also be provided and all students (collectively) will be eligible for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd class awards as well.

Art in agriculture awards

ClassificationDescription
Individual
  • One artwork submitted per student (eligible for individual art awards).
  • If multiple, individual artworks are submitted by a class, then the whole class will be considered for the overall most outstanding school art award.

Small team

  • One artwork submitted per small team (eligible for individual art awards).
  • If multiple, team artworks are submitted by a class, then the whole class will be considered for the overall most outstanding school art award.
Whole class
  • One artwork is submitted on behalf of a whole class (eligible for the overall most outstanding school art award only).
  • Note: individual art awards do not apply to this entry classification.

Competition registration

Complete the online registration form or phone 13 25 23 to register your interest in participating in the competition.