Students may enter their exhibits for up to three special awards. with prizes from $100. The following 6 special awards categories are open to all exhibitors: Years 7 through to 13 inclusive…
Earth Science Award
An exhibit in the field of earth sciences or geology. Think earth stability, rocks, volcanoes, erosion – anything to do with the earth.
Sponsored by the Geoscience Society of NZ – Auckland Branch and Auckland Geology Club
An exhibit which promotes a better understanding of the universe. Think earth and space science, astronomy, cosmology, telescopes & binoculars.
Sponsored by Storytime
Airzone Math Award
An exhibit that uses the most suitable mathematical modelling for their project.
Sponsored by Airzone
The Statistical Award
Baking Industry Research Trust Award
An exhibit which shows the best understanding of flour usage or bakery products in their food related project. This award primarily deals with cereal products such as wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice etc. and their derivatives, e.g. flour, baking powder etc.
Sponsored by the New Zealand Baking Industry Research Trust
Dairy Industry Award
An exhibit dealing with matters/issues relating to the Dairy Industry in Northland. Think farming, milk/milk products, environmental issues.
Sponsored by Fonterra Northland Operations
Central Northland Regional Award
An outstanding exhibit which investigates a scientific issue related to Central Northland.
Sponsored by Farmlands
Primary Industry Award
An exhibit that promotes a Northland Primary Industry. Think agriculture, horticulture, forestry or aquaculture.
Sponsored by Farmlands
Advancement of Food Science & Technology Award
Exhibit relating to the study of food related topics including food safety, new or advancing formulations/ recipes, foods role in heath and well-being, the study of food ingredients, etc.
Sponsored by NZ Institute of Food Science & Technology
An exhibit which addresses some aspect of sight or vision. Think vision testing, glaucoma and cataract assessment, colour vision, eye glasses & eye scanning.
Sponsored by Specsavers Optometrists
Public Health Safety Award
A scientific investigation of a health or safety issue, or development of a tool which enhances health or safety. This could be a health and safety issue at school, home or in the work place.
Sponsored by Northland District Health Board – Public Health
Sports Physiotherapy Specialist Award
An Exhibit that promotes the advancement of training for, or prevention of injuries in, sport.
Sponsored by Whangarei Physiotherapy
Health and Fitness Award
An exhibit that promotes the advancement of health and fitness. Think personal training, fitness programmes, small group training & exercise regimes.
Sponsored by Activ8 Northland
Dental and Oral Health Award
An exhibit which investigates methods to impove or technology which assists in the improvement of oral or dental health. This includes oral health education tools, causes of disease, disease prevention and improved oral hygiene.
Sponsored by The Northland Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association
An exhibit which shows an outstanding study on the conservation of one or more of New Zealand’s natural resources.
Sponsored by the Department of Conservation (DOC)
Forest and Bird Protection Award
An exhibit that promotes the education of the public on the protection and appreciation of New Zealand’s native species, natural ecosystems and landscapes.
Sponsored by Forest and Bird
Bream Head Conservation Trust Award
An exhibit that covers a biosecurity or diversity issue for a given area within Central Northland with a view to enhancing the local environment.
Examples might include:
Biosecurity: Kauri dieback, introduced invertebrates and reptiles, introduced weeds, introduced bird and mammal species.
Biodiversity: survival of endangered species, reintroduction of absent species.
Sponsored by Bream Head Conservation Trust
Eco Awareness Award
An exhibit which encourages the responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources. This could include ways to reduce, reuse, recycle or replace existing technologies, practices or techniques.
Sponsored by The Boorer Family
NorthTec Innovation & Enterprise Award
An exhibit linking science and technology to real world benefits and the economy. Where a student considers a commercial or socioeconomic application of a project or has shown consultation with a social or economic stakeholder to inform a real world solution to a local problem or need.
Sponsored by NorthTec
An exhibit that investigates, or develops a process involving; electrical use, electrical components, electrical systems, etc.
Sponsored by McKay Electrical
Energy Efficiency Award
An exhibit that promotes energy efficiency in the home or workplace. Think insulation, heating/cooling issues.
Sponsored by Chilltech
An exhibit that shows creativity and planning in a construction and/or engineering process.
Sponsored by Tui Technology
An exhibit which shows an innovative and/or sustainable solution relating to an engineering issue.
Sponsored by BDX Group Ltd