Prizes

National Competition

The top twenty-six finalists will be invited to an all-expenses paid, four-day educational science camp and the prestigious BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. Part of this camp includes the final judging round for the major prizes.

The top three projects from the Investigations category and top three projects from the Engineering category receive the following prizes:

  • First prize A$4000
  • Second Prize A$3000
  • Third Prize A$1500

One finalist will be awarded the Innovator to Market prize. The Innovator to Market prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid experience including attendance at one of CSIRO’s ON programs and visit to CSIRO labs or centres.

The top twenty finalists will receive a A$250 prize.

Up to 100 semi-finalist entries will win A$100.

International Competition

The finalist winners for the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards will have the chance to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States of America in May.

Primary Awards

Up to eight winning primary entries will win A$250.

Up to 90 primary students will receive encouragement award prize packs.

Teacher Award

Teacher finalists will be invited to attend the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards Teacher Best Practice Seminar and the prestigious BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. The winning teacher will also be invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States of America in May.