Gold Coast Schools Science Competition

Gold Coast Schools Science Competition
Gold Coast Schools Science Competition

The 34th annual Gold Coast Science Competition (7-10 September, 2020) aims to raise the profile of STEM in our community and encourages students to demonstrate their STEM abilities by entering a project into one of five categories. The competition is the largest of its type in Queensland and the competition is fierce with over 400 entries received in 2019.

Please hold these dates for now. We will advise whether we are able to proceed with the event components (ie. entry drop-off, entry judging and Awards ceremony) in their traditional or revised format should COVID-19 restrictions be lifted at a later date.

Why enter?

-Stimulate interest in science and provide a valuable science experience to students

-Students get to pursue an independent project of their choice

-Provides an opportunity for students to showcase their high-quality work to an audience greater than their classroom teacher

-An opportunity to provide recognition to quality student work

-Serve as a challenging, extracurricular assignment that allows students to investigate a scientific problem that interests them

-Importance for teachers in the joy of seeing their students do well beyond the classroom

-Creates a competitive spirit amongst students to strive towards continual improvement.

Categories include:

1. Scientific Investigations

2. Engineering & Technology Projects

3. Classified Collections

4. Communicating Science

5. Environmental Action Project


Registration is open to Prep - Year 10 within the divisions below:


-Years 1 and 2

-Years 3 and 4

-Years 5 and 6

-Years 7 and 8

-Year 9 and 10

Requirements of Entry:

1. Each entry must include a statement from teacher confirming the entry is 100% the student's work.

2. Schools registering entries are to supply at least one judge for the judging at the Queensland Academy for Health Sciences on Monday 7 September (TBC)(4pm - 6.30pm). You may park in the QAHS carpark for the judging process.

3 .$5.00 per entry - An invoice will be sent to schools once the competition has completed.

Registrations will be open start of Term 3 (July 13 2020), and for the latest information go to

For more information please email

Event categories
Event contact details

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3