Eligibility (Main Category) Students between 15 and 20 years of age from secondary schools, integrated programme schools, junior colleges, the Institutes of Technical Education and polytechnics.
(Students shall not be less than 15 years or more than 20 years of age as at 1 June 2022)
Eligibility (U15 Category) Students between 13 and 15 years of age from secondary schools and integrated programme schools.
(Students shall not be more than 15 years of age as at 1 June 2022)
Team Size (Main Category) A maximum of two members per team.
Team Size (U15 Category) A maximum of two members per team.
Projects must enhance the quality of life, through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water and waste water treatment as well as water education and social aspects of water. Projects may focus on local, regional, national or global topics. It is essential to adopt a research-oriented approach, that is, scientifically-accepted methodologies for investigation, experimentation, monitoring and reporting results, including statistical analysis.
SJWP 2022 will be theme-based. Teams are required to submit projects in the areas of:
a. Climate Change
Addressing issues of Water shortage/scarcity
Increasing rainfall intensity/Flooding issues
Rising sea levels
Reducing CO2 emissions
b. Biotransformation / Address issues waterborne diseases / Enzymatic treatment of pollutants in water or wastewater
d. Water Conservation for different sectors such as in the area of food sustainability (e.g., agriculture, aquaponics, hydroponics)
2. Public Education
a. Survey projects - with follow-up action implementation
3. Multidisciplinary (e.g., Business & Engineering students)
This will be in the form of a written report in English. The report should not exceed 20 pages, including illustrations, lists of references and appendices. Of the 20 pages, illustrations should not exceed 5 pages.
The report should be single-sided, with one-and-half line spacing, and in Times New Roman (12 points).
Distinguished experts from our universities, research institutions and the industry will be invited to judge the entries. The judging criteria are as follows:
Relevance of the project both in terms of scientific relevance and overall relevance for both environment and society:
Does the project target an important challenge within the water environment?
Is the project scientifically relevant (can the scientific level be related to basic, applied research and are the results directly applicable for implementation)?
Can the project contribute to the improvement of the quality of
life for people?
Is the project proposing innovative solutions to unsolved problems?
Does the project increase the awareness on water issues?
Does the project integrate environmental and societal issues?
Shows the creativity of the project in relation to:
how to pose a problem
how to solve a problem
experiments or investigations
how to mediate and make the affected parties aware of the problem
Is there a clearly defined idea on which a result can be achieved?
Is the problem well defined?
In what way has it been limited?
Has the work been planned accordingly?
Is there adequate information upon which to draw conclusions?
Have the possible misinterpretations of the data have been taken into consideration?
Are there any new questions or suggestions for continued research?
Is the student familiar with literature and ongoing research in the field?
Upon what sources has the work been based?
Is the list of references satisfactory? (Have the references really been studied?)
To what extent have sources of popular science been consulted?
Is the author familiar with the topic dealt with in his/her work?
Is the author knowledgeable of ongoing research in the field? Terminology?
Is the author familiar with alternative solutions?
Has the student made the exhibit by himself or herself?
Has he/she carried out the measurements, etc?
What help has been provided by parents, teachers, professionals etc.?
Has advantage been taken of material available in school?
From where has the equipment been obtained for the exhibit?
Was it self-made?
How well has available technique been used?
Report and Presentation
Can the student present the work in a proper and informative way, both written, verbally and through the exhibit?
Is the content of the work well structured?
Is the level of the text, illustrations, diagrams and the language in the written report sufficient?
Is the display appealing with regards to any special qualities and personal touch?
Is there a relationship between the display and text material?
The Singapore Junior Water Prize competition is suspended for 2023. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
We will provide updates as soon as we can. Thank you for your support.
14 June 2021 Registration opens.
September/October 2021 Briefing / Workshop for Teachers on SJWP Competition
1 October 2021 Registration Closes
October/November 2021 Briefing for Teams on SJWP Competition
November/December 2021 Defining/Refining Your Idea workshop
17 January 2022 to 18 March 2022 Presentation Skills workshop (online)
25 February to 18 March 2022 E-Submission of Report,
Checklist (submission closes at 5pm. Late submissions will be considered as withdrawal of projects.)
26 & 27 May 2022 Singapore Junior Water Prize Competition
23 August to 1 September 2022 Stockholm
Junior Water Prize Competition @ Stockholm, Sweden (Only for Main Category)
Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the events for use in publicity, promotional materials and other related purposes by the organisers, sponsors,
related corporations and service providers.
Awards (Main Category) The winning team of the Singapore Junior Water Prize competition will receive S$5000, a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip (for up to two students and an accompanying adult) to Stockholm, Sweden, to compete in the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. The second prize winner and third prize winner will receive S$2500 and S$1500 respectively. There are three merit prizes of S$500 each and three commendation awards of S$250 each.
In addition, there will be the Sembcorp Water Innovation Medal awarded to projects of outstanding merits.
Awards (U15 Category) The winning team of the Singapore Junior Water Prize competition will receive S$500 and a trophy. The second prize winner and third prize winner will receive S$250 and S$150 respectively.
Note: The decision of the Panel of judges is final and binding. Should entries for the Main Category or U15 Category not meet the judging criteria, the organising committee reserves the right to limit the number of awards.