Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) State Competition Announced

The IWPCA is pleased to announce that the state competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize will take place in the coming months.  The International SJWP is the most prestigious youth award for a high school water science research project.  Its purpose is to increase youth attention toward the water environment, and to sensitize them – as future leaders – to local and global water challenges.

The national winner is awarded a sculpture award and $3,000.  Up to three finalists at the national competition will be awarded $1,000 each.  The national winner’s school is also awarded a $1,000 grant to enhance water science education and research in the classroom.  The national winner is sponsored to the international competition in Stockholm, Sweden, August 17-23, 2008 and to display their research project at WEFTEC ’08 in Chicago, IL, October 18-22, 2008.

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is the patron of the prize.  In a royal ceremony, during World Water Week, the international winner receives a blue crystal sculpture and $5,000 USD.

State SJWP Team Leader:  Jim McElvogue,

Deadline: Register on-line and submit research paper by April 15, 2008

State Prizes:

  • The state winner(s), and their science teacher, will be sponsored to attend the national competition in Orlando, FL, June 19-21, 2008. 
  • The state winner’s school receives a framed certificate recognizing the student and school’s contribution to water environment research.
  • SJWP medal and one-year complimentary WEF student membership.
  • An opportunity to be published in the U.S. SJWP Research Journal, published on-line annually.
  • The state winner is invited to present their project at the IWPCA annual conference in Council Bluffs on June 4-6, 2008.
  • $500 will be awarded to the state winner.
  • $100 is also awarded to a junior division state winner, 8th grade and younger.

State SJWP Competition Details:  

The IWPCA will have judges at the two ISEF regional science fairs in Iowa; the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair in Cedar Rapids on March 15, 2008 and the South Central Iowa Science and Engineering Fair in Indianola on March 15, 2008.  A regional winner may be identified at each fair.  Judges will also be present at the State Science and Engineering Fair of Iowa in Ames on March 28-29, 2008 where the state winner will be identified through reviews and interviews at all of the ISEF fairs.