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Science Talent Search 2017

March 13 - October 13

The 2017 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Award Winners. Congratulations WA Teacher winner Hamish Gibson from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School. Click on the link to see Hamish’s interview.

The Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA), invites primary and secondary students to participate in the 59th Science Talent Search (STS) competition. The Science Talent Search aims to promote science teaching and learning through creative project work.

Click on this link to Register your school for the 59th Science Talent Search. School registration is open from 13 March to 30 June.Only registered schools will be able to enter students projects into  the Science Talent Search competition.
2017 Information Flyer

Download the following 2017 Information:

Motivate your students – Child inventor Louis Braille “In the past several centuries, no one so young has developed something that has had such a lasting and profound effect on so many people,” writes Jen Bryant in Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille (public library) — a wonderful addition to the greatest picture-books about cultural heroes.STS Sponsors

Scientific Communication: Science Poster theme

The 2017 Science Poster theme is Future Earth (National Science Week theme) or Earth Science (from WA Curriculum Earth & Space Sciences)

For ideas about the National Science Week theme, Future Earth visit – Future Earth: https://www.scienceweek.net.au/schools/

STS key dates 2017

Date Event
Monday 13 March School registration opens – online at STAWA website
Friday 30 June School registration closes
Monday 12 June – Friday 21 July Student registration opens

Online – linked sent to registered schools only

Friday 21 July Student registration closes
Monday 19 June – Monday 31 July Entry labels for registered entries sent to school coordinators
24 July – 11 July Registration of judges – Regional judging

– online at STAWA website

TBA Regional entries due to regional coordinator

Check with regional coordinator for delivery dates and address in your region.


Monday 7- Sunday 20 August Regional judging

Check with regional coordinator for the judging date and venue in your region.

Friday 18 August STAWA BHPBSEA Teacher nominations

Emailed applications due by 5.00 pm. Details on how to nominate are available on the STAWA website.

Monday 31 July – Wednesday 23 August Registration of judges – Final judging

– online at STAWA website

Monday 14 August Metropolitan school and non-regional competition school entries for final judgingDue to STAWA Office by 5.00 pm – Unit 6, 10 Mallard Way, Cannington, WA, 6107
Saturday 26 August STS final judging

Curtin University – Curtin Chemistry and Resources Precinct Building 500

Monday 11 or 18 September STS Presentation Ceremony


Friday 13 October BHPBSEA entries uploaded by school coordinators.

Online – BHPBSEA website Link sent to school coordinators


October Entries not collected will be returned to schools

There are three entry categories:

1. Research Investigation

2. Science Communication

3. Engineering

Entries in the Research Investigation and Engineering sections may be eligible for selection into the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.

Download the full booklet: STS booklet 2017

The STAWA BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Teacher Awards – Download the BHPBSEA teacher nominee flyer 2018:

The Governor’s School STEM Awards 2017

The Primary and Secondary Schools awards will acknowledge school leadership and excellence in science and mathematics as part of STEM education. Primary and Secondary schools will be informed of the 2017 details including how to nominate, selection criteria and timeline.


March 13
October 13
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(08) 9244 1987


STAWA Office
1270-1274, Albany Highway
Cannington, Western Australia 6107 Australia
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