Congratulations to all 2022-23 ASTA I3 Awards winners

The inaugural i3 Awards were held virtually on Wednesday 29 March 2023. Congratulations to all nominees and winners. The evening was an incredible celebration of inquiry, innovation and ingenuity from students across the country. Thank you to all of our state Science Teachers Associations for making this year’s awards a success.

Watch the video of the online ceremony and join us in celebrating the successes of our creative young scientists.

About the ASTA I³ Awards

The ASTA I³ Awards program is a collaboration between all members of the ASTA Federation, comprising each state and territory’s Science Teachers Association and the ASTA Secretariat, celebrating inquiry, innovation and ingenuity across Australian school students of STEM.

Our Federation recognises the importance of delivering a national awards program, whereby students who have excelled in their region’s STEM competition can progress to a higher level competition.  National winners will receive cash prizes and a certificate.

Entry to the the I³ Awards is open to school students from Preschool to Year 12 who have demonstrated exceptional results in their state or territory STEM awards program, and is via nomination only through a state or territory Science Teachers Association (STA).   Each STA may nominate up to eight projects across the senior and junior categories for consideration in the national competition.  

Enquiries about the I³ Awards should be directed to  For further information about your state and territory awards programs, please visit your local STA website.

Categories and prizes

Prize Name Category
1st Senior Science Inquiry
1st Senior Invention / engineering
Ingenuity Senior Science inquiry or invention / engineering
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention

Teacher awards

We also recognise the outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education. Entry into our Teacher Awards is via nomination from your state or territory Science Teachers Association.

Two awards are available, including our overall first prize plus a prize for best regional teacher.

Visit our ASTA Teacher Awards page for further information.

ASTA I³ Student Awards Entry Form

In order to submit an entry into the I3 Awards, you must have been nominated by your STA and provided a pin to log in. Entries into the 2023-24 awards will close on 17 November 2023.

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