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Welcome to the inaugural 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 seven projects across the senior and junior categories for consideration in the national competition.  

For further information about your state and territory awards programs, please visit your local STA website.

Categories and prizes

Prize Name Category Prize
1st Senior Science Inquiry $1,500
1st Senior Invention / engineering $1,500
Ingenuity Senior Science inquiry or invention / engineering $750
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention $750
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention $750
Ingenuity Junior Science and invention $750

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.

Prize Name Category Prize
1st ASTA Teacher Award $1,200
1st Passionately Curious Regional Teacher Award $800

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 password to log in.

Contact Us

Phone : (02) 6282 9377
Email : asta@asta.edu.au
Post :
Australian Science Teachers Association
P.O. Box 334
Deakin West, ACT 2600

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