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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.

The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9-12, and are 15 years of age by August 1st of the competition year.  All research papers must be uploaded online no later than April 15th of each year to compete in their state’s competition.  All state winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SJWP National Competition.  The national winner will receive $10,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the SJWP International Competition.  To learn more about the SJWP competition, click here.



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2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize National Winner, Perry Alagappan, to represent the United States at the SJWP International Competition During World Water Week, August 22-28

2015 Winner - Perry AlagappanOn June 20, 2015, Perry Alagappan from Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX, was named the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for his research "Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy Metal Removal: A Practical Application of Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes."  Alagappan competed against 55 students representing 49 states spanning the United States, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the U.S. SJWP national title.  Alagappan was awarded the SJWP Trophy, $10,000, and an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the U.S. in the international competition during World Water Week, August 22-28.  To read more about the winning project, click here.

Also honored were SJWP Runners-Up, Jack Andraka (MD) and Bluye DeMessie (OH), along with the Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water winner, Natalie Bush (LA), and Most Creative Video winner, Alexandra Starr (USVI).



 New information iconLooking for a Mentor?

Are you a student looking for a mentor, or a water professional, academic, or consultant who would be willing to mentor a student for the SJWP competition?  If so, see our SJWP Mentor Guide.  Stay tuned for some new information in this area!


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Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Congratulations to Nicole Zhao, winner of the 2015  Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize, with her research "Identification of Carbamazepine Degraders."   For information on the Canadian SJWP visit www.sjwp.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 highlight articles about former SJWP participants and other information about water careers and involvement in the water sector.


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