Entries open: 31st July
Fair Judging: Monday 19th August

Entries must be made via a school teacher, technician or administrator. Submissions made directly by students or parents will not be accepted unless they are registered and entering as a Home School.

Entries and covid – if students are unable to attend due to sickness but their exhibit is already at school, teachers can bring it and it will still be judged for prizes.

Exhibits pick up: Boards will need to be removed from the venue between 3.00pm and 4.00pm on Monday 19th August.

Wall charts, photographs, videos and drawings cannot be displayed but they will be uploaded to our website. We still require physical copies for judging to be sent. There is a limit of only 5 submissions per class 15-19 per school.

Wallcharts, Photography, Biological Drawings send to: Sacred Heart College by 2nd August

Prize-giving cancelled in 2023 due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the impact on schools.
In order to run a prizegiving in 2024 we require extra committee members and support. If you or another teacher are able to help organise the prizegiving please email us [email protected]


Resources: Safety, authenticity & ANIMAL ETHICS

Classes 1-14 must complete and submit the attached Safety, Authenticity and consent fortm

Classes 15-19 have a Authenticity and check list to complete

The following form is provided to see if Animal ethics is required and an approval form


NZIFST have a range of resources on their website that contain ideas for experiments (


If you have any questions contact: [email protected]


Thank you to EngineeringNZ for sharing this opportunity.

Encouraging women into professional engineering or food technology degrees.

If you know of women planning to enrol in a BE(Hons) or BFoodTech(Hons) degree in 2022, please tell them about the Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarship for Technology and Engineering. Information is on The scholarships are open to school leavers, and mature women who have not previously studied technology and engineering at this level. Applications close on 1 September and applications must be submitted through the university the candidate intends to enroll at.


classYear GroupInterest Area
1Year 7Living World
2Year 7Material World
3Year 7Physical World
4Year 8Living World
5Year 8Material World
6Year 8Physical World
7Year 7 & 8Planet Earth and Beyond*
8-11Year 9 - 10Junior Secondary School
12Year 11 - 13Senior Secondary School
13Year 7 & 8Junior Invention & Technical Innovation
14Year 9 - 13Senior Invention & Technical Innovation
15Year 7 & 8Junior Scientific Wall Chart
16Year 9 - 13Senior Scientific Wall Chart
17Year 7 & 8Junior Observational Drawing
18Year 9 - 13Senior Observational Drawing
19Year 7 - 13Scientific Photography
20Year 7 - 13Scientific Video
*In a change from previous years, this class must now be an investigation, not research-based only.

Scientific Wall Charts, Observational Drawings and Scientific Photography must be entered individually. Students may enter all other classes either individually or in pairs.
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