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Judges needed for SJWP

Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kathy Rabalais

U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

For many years the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) has congregated the nation’s most imaginative young minds for an outstanding competition in water related science projects. A high school student (or group of two students, grade 9-12) with a science project aimed at enhancing the quality of life through the improvement of water quality, water resource management, or water and watershed treatment is qualified to participate in the SJWP.


Every year, typically in March, the Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) will volunteer judges for the SJWP competition at regional high school science fairs all over the Commonwealth. The two top students (or student groups) at each fair receive monetary awards and are highly encouraged to continue their research.


In addition to the two winners at each science fair, judges will be asked to pass out literature to all students who present a water related projects, inviting them to submit their work to the VA State SJWP.  In April, SJWP will ask for volunteer judges to read and score these papers as a means of choosing a state winner.  The student(s) chosen to represent VA at the SJWP will travel to North Carolina to compete against the rest of the country, and if chosen as the national winner, will travel to Stockholm, Sweden to compete at the international level!


We are looking for volunteers to judge these science fairs (listed below). If you or someone you know are interested at any of these fairs, please contact the SJWP State Co-Organizers Angela Weatherhead ( or 757-599-7012) or Christine Radke ( or 571-384-2106). For more information on SJWP, please visit


Please help show your support for all these wonderful student researchers!




Name of Fair


March 3


Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair

Radford University - Peters Gym

March 3


Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Wakefield High School

March 3


Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Fauquier High School


March 6


Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair

Godwin Hall, James Madison University

March 8 or 9


Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair

UVA John Paul Jones Arena

March 10


Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair

Old Dominion University

March 10


Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair

Kelly Leadership Center





March 15


Loudoun County Science and Engineering Fair

Riverside High School

March 17


Fairfax County Area Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Robinson Secondary School

March 17


Western Virginia Regional Science Fair

Hollins University

March 24


Metro Richmond STEM Fair

Math Science Innovation Center

April 13 or 14


Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair

Virginia Military Institute

Mid to Late April


SJWP Paper Judging

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