Discover the crucial role bees play in the viability of agricultural and horticultural industries and in supporting our very survival on this planet!

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The theme for the 2023 Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition was 'The Buzz About Bees', with 3 award categories:

Read the competition guidelines for full details.

All students from Prep to Year 12 in state, private, home or distance education schools across Australia are eligible to enter. You may enter as a class group, small teams or individuals.

Queensland students can also enter their projects in the Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) Science Contest.


An excellent range of prizes are on offer to students who submit entries in the competition.

All prizes are presented at the annual Awards Day and Agricultural Science Expo in Warwick.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2023