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.




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 2021, and will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national competition in Herndon, VA.


Previous Winnners:

2019 - Anusha Bhttacharyya, Central High School

2015 - Jacob Anderson, Pulaski Academy

            Brandon J. Criner

            Sophia Ly, AR School for Mathematics, Sciences, & Arts

2014 - Courtland Mathis

2013 - Yasminye Pettway

2012 - Sarthak Garg, Central High School

2004 - Raven Rice, AR School for Mathematics, Sciences, & Arts

2003 - Grant Ballard, Central High School


For more information about the competition, click here.