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. The competition attracts tens of thousands of entries from over 40 countries.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony has been held annually since 1997, becoming a popular part of the World Water Week. The participants in the final round are winners from nationally-held competitions. Their work are carefully reviewed by a jury of international water experts. The prize is awarded to the winning student or group of students by The Prize’s patron HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Over the years, many ideas that started as Stockholm Junior Water Prize projects have proven to be important innovations that changed the lives of both the participants and their communities. Many previous winners have gone on to pursue successful careers within the water world, testifying how the competition helped spark their interest in science and influenced their career choices.

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!

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“Our finalists could be tomorrow’s leading scientists and we know from experience that their innovations can solve real-world problems. Many projects that started as part of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize are now being used, helping thousands of people in different parts of the world.”

Ania Andersch, Senior Manager Stockholm Junior Water Prize at SIWI.

2022 SJWP competition

This year, SJWP competition will gather all finalists in Stockholm after two years of the pandemic.

Students who cannot travel may participate online. The ceremony will take place during World Water Week on 30 August. It will be a week of science and fun, where students will stay together, go on field visits and get to see the city of Stockholm. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will present the main award, along with a Diploma of Excellence award and the People’s Choice Award.

Voting for the 2022 People’s Choice Award is open from 1 until 15 August!

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