The Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition consists of four levels: regional, state, national, and international. Awards are given at each of these levels to recognize student achievement in water-related research.

SJWP Regional Award Certificates: Presented to students at local science fairs or other science competitions throughout the United States as an acknowledgment of their water-research project. Students who receive a regional award must enter their paper online to be eligible to participate in their SJWP state competition.

SJWP State Competition: All online entries will be divided by state and sent to the specific state's panel of qualified judges. Each state will choose a winning project to represent them at the national competition.  State winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the SJWP National Competition.  State winners will be announced online on May 5th.

SJWP National Competition: One project will be chosen at the SJWP National Competition to represent the U.S. at the SJWP International competition in Stockholm, Sweden. Up to two runners-up will also be chosen to receive an additional award.

SJWP International Competition: The U.S. Winner will join winners from 30 countries to compete for the international title in Stockholm, Sweden during World Water Week.

For a complete list of awards, see below.

SJWP Regional Award

SJWP Regional winners will receive:

  • A SJWP regional certificate
  • A nomination to compete in the SJWP state competition

Note: The competition is open to all qualifying students whether or not they have participated in a science fair. Students may self-nominate.




SJWP State Award

SJWP State winners will receive:

  • An all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the national competition held during the third weekend of June at The Ohio State Univeristy
  • A Stockholm Junior Water Prize state medal

Note: Some states present their state winners with additional awards. For information on your specific state, consult the State Deadlines and Awards List.

SJWP National Award

The SJWP National winner will receive:

  • A $10,000 scholarship and the national trophy (per project)
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to compete in the SJWP international competition during World Water Week at the end of August. 
  • A U.S. SJWP Winner framed certificate.

SJWP International Award

The SJWP International winner will receive:

  • $15,000 USD and the international crystal trophy
  • $5,000 USD award given to the winning student's school

Note: SJWP International awards are subject to change.  To learn more about the international competition, visit the Stockholm International Water Institute website.