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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.

2021 Winners

Science and Technology Fair - Central Northland

  • Jack Williams
    Huanui College | 'The impact of dairying on our waterways'

Far North Regional Science Fair

Prizes were awarded to the following projects:

  • Lilly Hulse 
    Springbank School | 'Sea Screen'
  • Everest Anderson 
    Kerikeri High School | 'Soil Erosion'
  • Samantha Hansen 
    Kerikeri High School | 'Where is the most plastic'
  • Gillian Toala 
    Kerikeri High School |  'Anti-bact Extract'.

For further information:

For further information about the Science Fair Awards, email [email protected]