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U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges.

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U.S. SJWP State Competition Now Accepting Submissions for the 2014 Competition! 

The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition is the world’s most prestigious water-science competition for high school students.  It is open to all high school students, ages 15-20 and in grades 9-12, who have water-science research projects.  Projects may be done individually, or by a team of up to three students.  Any student who meets the above criteria may enter, to include public high schools, private schools, homeschools, and independent projects not associated with a school. 

State winners will be announced the first week of May 2014, and will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national competition, June 13-14, in Herndon, VA. 

Submissions may be made by clicking on the “Enter Competition” button above.  Research papers must be submitted on the “Entry Into the State Competition” link by April 15, 2014.  Some states offer additional awards and/or have different deadlines; please review your specific State Deadlines and Awards page. 


2013 U.S. SJWP winner to representing the United States at the International SJWP competition in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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Fifteen year old Anirudh Jain, will be making his way to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the United States at the International SJWP competition August 31- September 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. In mid-June, Anirudh received top honors, $10,000, and an all-expense paid trip to the international competition for his award winning project, Use of Sulfidation as a Novel Method for Reducing the Toxicity of Silver Nano-Particle Pollution.  

The international competition will involve students from 28 different countries who have won the opportunity to display their water projects for judging during World Water Week, along

with participating in various cultural exchanges and events. World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute and draws water professionals, opinion leaders, and decision makers from around the globe. As patron of the SJWP competition, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria competition and will present the winner with a $5,000 award, a blue crystal sculpture, and diploma.

The Water Environment Federation and Xylem Inc., wish Anirudh the best of luck in Stockholm! To read the entire project, click here.


Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Open for Submissions 

For information on the Canadian SJWP visit www.jswp.ca,  like the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Facebook page, or follow us on twitter @CSJWP. 
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Alumni Page 

 Visit the new SJWP Alumni page, where you will find monthly stories about former SJWP participants and other information about water careers and involvement in the water sector.


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