Science Fair Awards

We support and sponsor two regional awards for secondary students. These awards recognise and reward young people who are focused on making a positive change for our environment.

Environmental Excellence Award

The Environmental Excellence Award is a special category in the Science and Technology Fair held in Whangārei (Central) and in Kerikeri (Far North).

All entrants in the Science and Technology Fair are considered for the Northland Regional Council Environmental Excellence Award.

The prize is awarded to the project which best demonstrates a scientific approach to solving environmental concerns affecting water and land.

About the Award

This award recognises creative and innovative students whose projects demonstrate a strong scientific approach to solving environmental issues and concerns which will in term protect and enhance Northland’s environment. The region’s natural resources sustain our lives. We need to use these resources appropriately and sustainably and consider water and waste management, smarter transport, environmental enhancements and education and community initiatives.

2019 Science and Technology Fair - Central Northland

Winners: Caitlin Thompson and Riana Lane, Whangarei Girls High School
Project: ‘That’s Just Rubbish’

Science fair winners with their certificates.Caitlin and Riana from Whangarei Girls High School with their project 'That's just rubbish', winners of our Environmental Excellence Award.

2019 Science Fair - Far North

Winners: Faith Hohepa and Jacky Edwards
Project: ‘What’s Growing On’

Winners: Jonty Kirk
Project: 'Does Organic Matter Matter'

Jonty Kirk stands in front of his award winning science project.Jonty Kirk from Kerikeri High School with his award winning project, 'Does Organic Matter Matter'.

For further information:

For further information about the Science Fair Awards, email info@nrc.govt.nz