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 Little Scientists Award 2018

Welcome to the Little Scientists Early STEM Award 2018!

Are you enthusiastic about STEM and inquiry-based learning and love exploring Scientific phenomena with the children in your service?

Then the Little Scientists Early STEM Award is for you!

Tell us about your latest STEM Child-led project and have the chance to win some of our amazing prize packages!

The Little Scientist Early STEM Award is open for all Early Childhood Services in Australia to apply and tell us your story of  how you implement Inquiry-based STEM in their service with children aged 3- 6 years old.

Entering is easy:

  1. Fill out our award form on the right and you will receive the application form.
  2. Select one project to showcase your implementation of Inquiry-based STEM including the children’s ideas, investigations, discoveries and methodical approach in their application.
  3. Send us your application.

Register your Interest here:






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Have some Questions? check out our FAQ’s

Is it necessary for me to have partaken in a Little Scientists workshop?

It is not a requirement to have already participated in the Little Scientists program to enter, we do however encourage our existing Little Scientists to submit an application.

The award opens on 1 March 2018 but I want to see the application form before!

Please submit your details on this page and we will send you the application form as soon as it becomes available. An application form created by the Little Scientists team will be sent via email to services that express their interest online.

Does it have to be a brand new project?

The project that your service decides to describe in the application can be one your service has already completed, or one you are currently executing.

What can we win?

Please see the PRIZES section below.

When does the Award close?

Applications will be open for a period of three months. Once all applications are received, they will be assessed by a jury panel of four STEM professionals.

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in August 2018!

Who selects the winners?

All applications will be assessed by a jury panel of four STEM professionals.

What are the judging criteria?

Applications will be assessed and judged by a jury panel of four STEM professionals.

Success will be measured against the following criteria:

  1. STEM content
  2. Originality
  3. Child-led focus
  4. Inquiry-based focus
  5. Project range. Including but not limited to: project length, participation, additional extensions, external partners and resources.

How to Enter

  1. Email you’re interested online on the form above
  2. You will receive the application form via email from the Little Scientist team.
  3. Complete your application and return to: award@littlescientists.org.au Please note: you can progressively complete your application form in time, however we cannot accept any applications once closed.

Applications close Sunday 31st May 2018 at 6pm AEST

If you are having issued accessing or submitting your application form, please contact Little Scientist at 02 8080 0065 of email award@littlescientists.org.au 

We are here to help!

Prizes

National Winner

One applicant will be selected across all states/territories for the National prize winner and will receive:

$750.00 Education resource voucher

2 x Little Scientists workshop vouchers

2 x Little Scientists Conference 2019 tickets

Little Scientist Early STEM 2018 Award – National Winner [framed certificate]

State / Territory Winners

One application will be selected from each state/territory for the state/territory winner and will receive:

$750.00 Education resource voucher

1 x Little Scientists workshop voucher

Little Scientist Early STEM 2018 Award framed – state/territory winner [framed certificate]

JUDGING CRITERA

Applications will be assessed and judged by a jury panel of four STEM professionals.

Success will be measured against the following criteria:

  1. STEM content
  2. Originality
  3. Child-led focus
  4. Inquiry-based focus
  5. Project range. Including but not limited to: project length, participation, additional extensions, external partners and resources.

Important Dates

Express your interest and email us now (link this to the enquiry form)

Applications open: 1st March 2018

Applications close: 31st May 2018

Applications assed: July 2018

Awards announced: August 2018

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applications will only be reviewed if the entire application form is complete.
  2. Entries must be submitted online by 6pm AEST Thursday 31st May 2018.
  3. Each service is only eligible to submit one application form.
  4. Entrants are open to all Australian Early Childhood services and only employees of an Early Childhood service can apply (Applications from members of the community are not accepted/eligible.)
  5. Little Scientists reserves the right not to award a prize if, in their view, the quality of entries is insufficiently meritorious.
  6. Applications will be reviewed only if they are submitted by email and in the format as instructed in the application form. No projects are to be physically sent to accompany the application.
  7. Prize winners of the Little Scientists Early STEM Award will be notified via email or phone and may be announced on the Little Scientists website and or social media platforms.
  8. Information provided by the entrant in relation to the Little Scientists Early STEM Award may be used by Little Scientists for promotional/publicity purposes. This may include and is not restricted to, the information being used on websites, social media, printed material, advertisements and press releases.
  9. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, credit or product.
  10. The collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided in connection with the Little Scientists Award is further governed by the Privacy Policy on our website www.littlescientists.org.au.
  11. All entries become the property of Little Scientists Australia. As such, Little Scientists is the owner of all copyright and other intellectual property in the winning applications.
  12. To withdraw an application, written notification is required via email to info@littlescientists.org.au at any time with immediate effect.
  13. If for any reason, Little Scientists is not capable of running the Little Scientists Early STEM Award as planned by a cause beyond their control, Little Scientists will in discretion cancel or postpone the event.

Failure to meet all conditions of entry will automatically disqualify an entry.

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