Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Stockholm Junior Water Prize - Cyprus National Competition

Overview

The international Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition brings together the world’s brightest young scientists to encourage their continued interest in water and the environment. Each year, thousands of participants in over 30 countries join national competitions for the chance to represent their nation at the international final held during the World Water Week in Stockholm. During their time in Stockholm, winners of the national competitions receive an opportunity to meet and learn from the present leaders of the global water community and make life-long friendships with international compatriots who share a passion for water and science.

The national and international competitions are open to young people between the age of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects focusing on local, regional, national or global topics of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance. The international winner receives a USD 5,000 award and a prize sculpture. As a result of the competitions, thousands of young people around the world become interested in water.

 

The Host

The Water Museum of Limassol is the official local organizer of the international competition ‘Stockholm Junior Water Prize’ that is carried out every year, at the end of August, in Stockholm- Sweeden.

The competition was established in 1997 and is an annual competition open to young people between the age of 15 and 20, who have conducted water-related projects focusing on local, regional, national or global topics of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance.

Through this international competition, thousands of young people around the world develop personal interests, undertake academic study, and often pursue careers in the water or environmental fields. The competition seeks to raise young individuals’ commitment in the common water environment, on local as well as global levels.

The entries may originate in natural sciences or social studies. But they can just as well emanate from subjects such as sports, health, art, music or drama.

The International Final is held during the World Water Week in Stockholm. It is an annual event, around the end of August, where people from all over the world meet.

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) administrates these activities on behalf of the Stockholm Water Foundation.

 

The 2011 Cyprus SJWP National Competition Winner

For the 2011 Cyprus Competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize the Jury reviewed a total of 22 projects and marked these based on their RELEVANCE, CREATIVE ABILITY, METHODOLOGY, SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICAL SKILLS AND REPORT AND PRESENTATION.  The Jury had a difficult task due to the very high quality of the projects submitted.  On the basis of the marks received the top FIVE ranking projects were selected for oral presentation.

Third prize went to Likion Agiou Antoniou and the team consisted of Christos Varnava, Kalia Nicolaou and Anna Michaelidou.

Second prize went to Apeitio Cymnasio Agrou and the team consisted of Chloe Protopapa, Eleni Constantinou, Sofocles Vlahou.

The Winner of the 2011 Cyprus Competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize was Pascal English School Limassol. The winning team consisted of Maria Ioannou and Alexandros Constantinou, and was supervised by Ms. Nicoletta Kynigou.

The winning project demonstrated scientific overall relevance for both environment and society as well as creativity in relation to posing and solving a problem, carrying out experiments and analyzing data.

There is a clearly defined idea on which results can be achieved and broad subject knowledge was demonstrated.

Practical skills were used by taking advantage of available materials and the presentation of the work was done in a proper and informative way.

 

Nireas-IWRC Contribution

The participation of Nireas-IWRC in the 2011 Cyprus SJWP National Competition was twofold.

Dr. Symeon Christodoulou, a Nireas-IWRC Board Of Directors member, was one of the competition judges. Nireas-IWRC subsequently funded the construction of a prototype model of the proposed by the winning team solution for water savings.

Nireas-IWRC also participated at the 2012 & 2013 Cyprus SJWP National Competition

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