2009 Winners

Judges in the 2009 NATA Young Scientists Award have announced this year's winners. They are:

  • First prize: Redeemer Baptist School in North Parramatta, Sydney
  • Second prize: Woongarra State School in Bundaberg, Qld
  • Third prize: Lily Colmer of Albany Hills State School in Albany Creek, Brisbane.

The students involved have won $5000, $3000 and $2000 in science equipment for their schools respectively.

In addition, three entries were judged as 'highly commended'. They are:

  • Badgingarra Primary School, WA
  • Dardanup Primary School, WA
  • Stewart Jackson of The Hutchins School, Tasmania.

Congratulations to all prize winners.

Photos of the winning posters will be made available shortly.

The competition attracted an unprecedented number of entrants this year. The winners were chosen for their originality, scientific rigour, effort, educational value as well as the quality of their written descriptions and posters. They were chosen from 12 outstanding finalists.

The Finalists

The finalists in this year's Award were:
  • Badgingarra Primary School, WA
  • Tapping Primary School, WA
  • Dardanup Primary School, WA
  • Albany Hills State School, Albany Creek, QLD
  • Ingham State School, Ingham, QLD
  • Woongarra State School, Bundaberg, QLD
  • Saint Martin's School, Carina, QLD
  • St Francis Xavier's Primary School, Croydon Park, NSW
  • Redeemer Baptist School, North Parramatta, NSW
  • The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, TAS
  • Mallala Primary School, SA
  • Newhaven College Junior School, VIC

See summaries of the written entries submitted by this year's finalists.