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The Oliphant Science Awards

The Oliphant Science Awards is an annual competition for South Australian school students from Reception to Year 12. The competition aims to develop students' interest in science through a range of categories suiting a wide variety of abilities and interests.

Learning science encourages students to develop a range of skills such as observation, prediction and communication, as well as expanding their knowledge within and across the diverse domains of science. The Oliphant Science Awards provide students with an opportunity to expand their scientific literacy, by showing interest and understanding in the world around them, along with engaging in discussions about science.

The South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) has conducted the Oliphant Science Awards every year since their inception in 1981. The Awards is proud to have Sir Mark Oliphant as patron of the competition, which was named in his honour and runs with his legacy.

The Awards recognise the excellent work of students with prizes in each age group and category, along with Sponsor and school prizes for outstanding achievements.

To find out more about this year's competition, head to the official Awards website: