News.Aug 04, 2023

Time to vote for your favourite water innovation!

You can now vote for your favourite project in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Choose among 30 innovations developed by students from all around the world. The project receiving the most votes from the public will be granted the People’s Choice Award.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international competition where students aged 15-20 present their solutions to water related challenges. It has been organized for over 25 years. Many of the innovations presented by the competitors have changed the lives of the students themselves as well as their communities. Each year, since 2020, we invite the public to vote for the People’s Choice Award, recognizing the project you find the most inspiring.

About Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a competition for students aged 15 to 20 who have developed research projects that can help solve major water challenges.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

How to vote

Amplifying voices of young scientists

Last year, Mishal Faraz from the United Arab Emirates won the People’s Choice Award with “My Water Bottle Project”.

“Winning the People’s Choice Award has been an amazingly empowering and enriching experience. (…) Having a platform like SJWP helped me amplify my voice and my message not just within my school, but across other schools in the UAE and the community at large.” Mishal says.

Mishal developed a gamified platform designed to discourage the use of single-use plastic water bottles and strengthen water security.

“Having a platform like SJWP helped me amplify my voice and my message not just within my school, but across other schools in the UAE and the community at large.”

Mishal Faraz, winner of the People's Choice Award 2022

A life-changing experience

All finalists of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition describe the experience as being a real boost in their professional path. Many of them continue to study or work in water or environmental issues. Some of them even get to scale up and apply their innovation in concrete ways.

After winning the Award, Mishal was contacted by peers, community members, educators, as well as individuals from different fields who pledged their support to her project.

“This sure feels good! She says. Winning this prestigious award will always be one of the greatest honours of my life. I’m proud to be a part of this distinguished family of believers, doers, and changemakers. I’m extremely grateful to SIWI and SJWP for giving young people this monumentally powerful platform.

Supporting the next generation of innovators

“For us at Xylem, igniting the next generation of water innovators is very close to our hearts and our mission to solve water. We are proud to have been the global founding sponsor and supporter of the competition for more than two decades,” says Austin Alexander, Vice President Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem.
Xylem is dedicated to addressing challenges such as water scarcity, climate resilience and water affordability. By partnering with the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the company contributes to inspiring more young people to explore these topics and develop solutions.

Vote for the People's Choice Award

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite Stockholm Junior Water Prize project! The project with the most votes will receive the coveted People’s Choice Award. Voting is open from 1 until 15 August!

Vote now

Follow the SJWP ceremony

The winners of the People’s Choice Award, the Diploma of Excellence and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize will be announced on Tuesday 22 August at World Water Week, in presence of H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Register for World Water Week