Awards Day and Agricultural (Ag) Science Expo

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict new social-distancing requirements we are holding a 'virtual' Awards Day in 2020.

Each year participants and prize winners of the schools plant science competition are formally acknowledged at a special Awards Day and Agricultural Science Expo, which is held at the department's Hermitage Research Facility in Warwick, Queensland during National Science Week. This year the Awards Day will be a virtual event.

The aims of this event are to:

  • highlight the significance and importance of agriculture and science to our daily lives and promote science and agriculture as a great choice for a long-term, rewarding career
  • formally recognise and celebrate students involvement and achievements in the competition with departmental staff, competition sponsors, supporters and the general community
  • provide students an opportunity to interact with high profile keynote speakers, scientists, staff and competition sponsors, supporters and learn about current plant science research and related industries.

All school students who submit a competition entry, together with their teachers and parents/other family members, and the general public are invited to attend the Awards Day and Ag Science Expo.