Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

The prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

Nominations are generally called early in the year for two months prior to the selection process. Selection criteria include outstanding research / academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.

Over 500 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards had been made around Australia and Awards programs are currently in place in every Australian state and territory.

The Award winners (‘Tall Poppies’) participate in education and community outreach programs in which they become role models to inspire school students and the broader community about the possibilities of science. This involves a range of other science promotion activities for school students, teachers and the broader community, including visits to schools, educational seminars, workshops, public talks and other activities.

For Nomination information please see the main page.

For information on when and your state’s Tall Poppy Awards will be held, see our News and Events Page.

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and associated outreach activities are sponsored nationally by diverse partners in each state, see our current Partners