Call to action.Aug 05, 2022

Vote now for your favourite water innovation

Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international competition where students aged 15-20 present their solutions to water related challenges. This year, over 35 projects are competing, and you can vote for your favourite. The project that receives the most votes from the public will be win the People’s Choice Award.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize 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 they find the most inspiring.

How to vote:

  • Check out this year’s projects
  • Click the VOTE button and select your favourite project
  • Make sure to register your vote by Monday 15 August

What does it mean to receive the People’s Choice Award?

We asked last year’s winner Gabriel Fernandes Mello Ferreira who told us: “This award changed the way how science and scientists are viewed in Brazil. Science can really change the world. The (…) recognition across Brazil’s news channels meant that people believe more in science than they did before. Several teenagers were also inspired.”

Gabriel developed a filter for water treatment plants, that helps get rid of microplastics from drinking water. Growing up by the ocean in Brazil, he has always been fascinated with water. He learned about the ingestion of microplastic by humans through water and decided to find a solution!

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“I hope to study abroad in the field of mechatronics, and learn about new cultures. It is something that I realised during my journey with Stockholm Junior Water Prize.”

Gabriel Fernandes Mello Ferreira, 2021 People's Choice Award winner


An impact beyond to Prize

Participating in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition is a real boost in the finalists’ professional path. Many of them continue to study or work in water innovation, often as a direct result of having participated in the competition.

“I hope to study abroad in the field of mechatronics, and learn about new cultures. It is something that I realised during my journey with Stockholm Junior Water Prize.” Gabriel says.

He is now involved with the Stockholm Junior Water Prize global founding sponsor, Xylem, to organize this year’s competition and he has started to develop a prototype of his invention.

“For us at Xylem, igniting the next generation of water innovators is very close to our hearts and our mission to solve water, and 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.

Your vote has the power to change a young innovator’s life!

The winners of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on Tuesday 30 August during World Water Week, where the H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will also present the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Register for World Water Week and make sure to follow the ceremony.

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