Cawthron Scitec Expo

Explore the wonderful world of Science and Technology this September at the Cawthron Scitec Expo.

Entries now open!

The 2021 Cawthron Scitec Expo is now open for entries. Please click on the relevant button below to submit your entry.

Are you the next Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton?

The Cawthron Scitec Expo will held at Founders Park on 21 September 2021 for primary students (years 1-8) and 22 September for secondary students (year 9-13).

No idea is too crazy, no theory too preposterous. Exploring is the backbone of discovery!


If you have any questions about the Scitec Expo please contact [email protected]

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Are you planning on entering the 2021 Cawthron Scitec Expo?

Check out the Student / Teacher Guide for help planning, carrying out and displaying your project.

Scitec Expo 2021 Timeline

Wednesday 14 July
School Holidays Scitec Expo Workshop at Nelson Provincial Museum FULLY BOOKED.

Wednesday 21 July
School Holidays Scitec Expo Workshop at Nelson Provincial Museum FULLY BOOKED.

Monday 26 July
– Registrations open online (we recommend you don’t register until your project is well underway)

Friday 27 August
– Registrations close

Friday 17 September
– Deadline for submitting digital entries

Monday 20 September (12pm – 8pm)
– Entry drop off at Founders Park

Tuesday 21 September

  • 9am – 1pm – Primary Judging
  • 1.30 – 6.30pm – Public viewing
  • 4pm – 6pm – Science communication presentations (time may change)

Wednesday 22 September

  • 8am – 9am – Public viewing
  • 9am – 1pm – Secondary judging
  • 1.30 – 4.30pm – Public viewing

Thursday 23 September (8 – 11.30am)
– Entries available for collection

October (Date TBC) – Prizegiving, Elim Church in Stoke

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Become a Scitec judge

If you’re interested in being a judge in this year’s Scitec Expo, see below to download more information and find out how to register your interest.

Special prizes and sponsors

The Cawthron Scitec Expo is made possible with the generous support from our Major Sponsor Nelson Pine Industries Ltd.

Would you like to support our next generation of innovators?