Stockholm Water Junior Prize

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water related research project. Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA) partners closely with the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) for this competition.


2023 Entry Deadline: April 15, 2023

Details: https://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/SJWP/

Eligibility: The SJWP is open to public, private, or independent high school students in grades 9-12, who have reached the age of 15 by August 1st of the competition year and have conducted water-related science projects.

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.

Teams of up to two students may enter. Projects should be aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, or water and wastewater treatment.

Entries into the SJWP competition are judged based on six different criteria: relevance, creativity, methodology, subject knowledge, practical skills, and report and presentation.

The competition is held in June in order to send the national winner to the international competition in late August. All students must enter their State SJWP Competition. National competition entries are open to SJWP State winners only.

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-related research project. Students who receive a regional award must enter their paper online to be
eligible to participate in their SJWP state competition.

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.

Giving Back to the Environment

Established in 1952, the Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA), formerly the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA), is a non-profit organization created to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the nature, collection, treatment, and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewaters.

Rhode Island Clean Water Association

P.O. Box 8805

Cranston, RI 02920