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About the ASTA I³ Awards

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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.

The program celebrates inquiry, innovation and ingenuity across Australian school students of STEM. It is supported by the Science Teachers Associations (STAs) in every state and territory to provide a truly national reach. The ASTA i³ Awards targets primary and secondary school students across Australia, with a special emphasis on engaging all students from our diverse cultural, socioeconomic and geographical populations. The awards program seeks to inspire and motivate the next generation of scientists, innovators, and problem solvers by providing an opportunity for students to showcase their scientific talents and creativity.

This Australia-wide national science fair fosters and celebrates a strong STEM culture in youth across all regions and communities, and inspires the next generation to pursue STEM-related fields.

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 i.cubed.awards@asta.edu.au.  For further information about your state and territory awards programs, please visit your local STA website.

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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
Special Award Unicef Australia Award

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.

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