U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

2023 SJWP State Winners

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The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to complement the Stockholm Water Prize. The SJWP is the world's most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water-research project.

Since the prize's inception, WEF has conducted the U.S. SJWP to send a national winner to the international competition.

The competition is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 who have reached the age of 15 by August 1 of the competition year, and have conducted a water-science research project.

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2023 Competition Deadlines

The entry period for State Competition is open. The entry deadline is April 15, 2023.

Apply for Your State Competiton

  • See Paper Guidelines for State and National Competitions
  • State winners will be announced on May 5 at www.sjwp.org.
  • State winners must submit for National Competition by May 12
  • National Competition, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado, June 15-18
  • International Competition to be held at World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2023
See the State Competition Criteria

Learn More About SJWP

Regional competitions are held each winter in advance of state competitions in the spring. State winners are sent to the in-person national competition in June. The U.S. SJWP winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, a crystal trophy, and represents the U.S. at the international competition each August at held at World Water Week in Sweden.

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This competition is open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 who have conducted water-related research science projects and have reached the age of 15 by August of the competition year. Teams of two may submit research and any student may self-nominate for their state competition.

See all Eligibility Criteria

Watch the 2020 International SJWP Ceremony

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the team from Japan with the award. The 2020 international winners are Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki.

More About the International Competition

Meet the 2019 SJWP Finalists

Year by year the number of country competitons and contestants increases. Young global citizens determined to be global changemakers.

See Highlights from the 2017 SJWP Competiton

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Patron of the Prize, awarded Ryan Thorpe and Rachel Chang from the U.S. They emerged top out of 33 competing countries.

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