Welcome to the Queensland Science Contest online submission platform


The Queensland Science Contest is an annual event organised by the Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ). The contest is open to all Queensland students from pre-school to year 12 and is judged across seven age divisions. Students may enter their projects in one of seven categories. They may also nominate to be considered for up to two bursary awards, provided their project topic is relevant to the particular bursary. Teachers, representatives from scientific and educational organisations will judge the projects. There are three main aims of this contest.

  1. To stimulate an ongoing interest in the study of science by:
    • encouraging students of all ages to participate in the process of self-motivated project work;
    • giving all students of Queensland the opportunity to communicate their passion and understanding of science to a wider audience; and
    • according recognition of effort and achievement to students who participate.
  2. To promote the direct involvement of Queensland students in the processes and communication of science; and
  3. To celebrate in the wider community, the exemplary science currently being carried out by Queensland students.

If you have any questions please contact the STAQ office by email:staq@staq.qld.edu.au as the office is physically unattended due to COVID restrictions.


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Important Dates to Remember
Nominations Open Now Open
11:59pm Thursday 7th October Nominations Close
Mid to Late Term 4 Winners Announced

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