Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The purpose of the SJWP is to increase students’ interest in water-related issues and research, and to sensitize them – as future leaders- to global water challenges. The competition for the SJWP award is open to projects aimed at improving the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection or water and wastewater treatment.


2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner


Yasminye Pettway

Arkansas winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
Sponsored by the Arkansas Water Environment Association




State Competition:

 This April, AWEA will select a water-related science fair project to represent Arkansas this summer at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition in Herndon, VA.  AWEA will sponsor the student by providing airfare and WEF will cover the costs of the hotel and most meals.  It’s a great opportunity to encourage and recognize students who are interested in water-related studies.  During their time there they will enjoy much camaraderie and begin long-lasting friendships.

 Who Can Enter:

The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition is the world’s most prestigious water-science competition for high school students.  It is open to all high school students, ages 15-20 and in grades 9-12, who have water-science research projects.  Projects may be done individually, or by a team of up to three students.  Any student who meets the above criteria may enter, to include public high schools, private schools, homeschools, and independent projects not associated with a school. 


  State winners will be announced the first week of May 2014, and will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national competition, June 13-14, in Herndon, VA.


For more information about the competition, click here.