67th Queensland Science Contest in 2020

The Queensland Science Contest is an opportunity for Queensland students from Prep to Grade 12 to have their scientific work judged for awards and prizes.

To enter:

  1. Read the Handbook & other information page then choose a contest category and complete your project.
  2. Register your entry online and pay $5 per individual entry or $10 per group entry (maximum of 3 students per group) before Wednesday the 7th October 2020.
  3. Submit online entries (by sharing to dropbox) by Wednesday 7th October 2020.
  4. Post, email or bring your entry (with completed consent form) to the University of Queensland on either 10th (after 6pm) or 11th of October (8-9am) 2020 and pick up on the 12th October(8am-12pm). Allow plenty of time for postage!!! Please note we have limited space & cannot store posters & large projects until the 10th October. Room drop off is at Sir James Foots Building (Bldg 47A) in room 241 on level 2. Best parking is in the Conifer Knoll Car park adjacent to the UQ Lakes.
  5. Judging takes place Saturday 10th October 2020
  6. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the University of Queensland on Saturday 24th October 2020.  Winners and highly commended students & families are invited to attend the Award Ceremony via their teacher.

Over $12000 worth of prizes available!

Students entering the Scientific Investigation category and the Engineering and Technology category have the opportunity to enter the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards. Judged entries will receive an assigned Unique Project ID (from STAQ through their school) for online submission by early November (Date TBC).

Winners of the Mathematical Investigations category will be entered into the Maths Talent Quest.

Please attach the STAQ consent form to the final project upon submission; either attached to the physical copy of the project or included with the electronic copy. The National consent form is only needed for the winners of the Scientific Investigation & Engineering Categories.

Contest Handbook

Consent Form

Sponsorship Prospectus

Contest Sponsors

Principal Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Bursary Sponsors some with bursary information links (hover over logo)

Birdlife Southern Queensland are awarding two bursaries this year: “The best two Bird related projects will be awarded a $200.00 bursary each. One in primary level and the other in secondary school level.”

All bird related entries in the Communication Science, Environmental Activities and Scientific Investigations categories will be considered eligible for these awards.  Entries will be judged on how well they meet the criteria outlined in these categories.

Please note: Birdlife Southern Queensland are happy to be contacted regarding suitable avenues of investigation, and can help with data provision if working on existing data sets is of interest.