Take part in the Citizen Science Award

Schulklassen mit Urkunden auf einer Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hörmandinger

Every year since 2015, hundreds of students from all over Austria have been competing for the Citizen Science Award from April to the end of the school year. In this way they make important contributions to scientific research. The most committed participants are awarded cash and non-cash prizes at a ceremony in the fall.

What is it all about?

As part of the "Citizen Science Award" research competition, selected Citizen Science projects invite children, young people and adults to help answer scientific questions. Which species of bumblebee are common in Austria? What political participation opportunities are there? What is the water quality of Austria's rivers? In order to find answers to these and other questions, participants are asked to collect data, fill out questionnaires and much more.

Participation is worthwhile! The most committed school classes will be awarded cash prizes of up to 2,000 euros for their cooperation. Individuals will receive interesting material prizes provided by the research institutions.

Take part from April 1, 2022!

Pupils and all interested parties can actively participate in seven Citizen Science Award projects from various research fields on different topics from 1 April to 8 July 2022. The most committed Citizen Scientists will be honoured at a festive event in autumn.

Short project overview for 2022

Detailed information on the projects will be available on the Young Science website from February 2022.

More than 17,000 people have already participated

From 2015 to 2021, more than 17,000 pupils and individuals from all over Austria have already participated in a total of 43 research projects. Since 2015, they have supported research with around 145,000 contributions.
 

Citizen Science Award 2021

Congratulations to all the winners of the Citizen Science Award 2021! Thank you to all the dedicated school classes and individuals who so actively supported research this year and provided contributions to eight science projects. All winners are listed HERE.

The best impressions of the last years

Roll-Up mit dem Titel Citizen Science Award (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
Festsaal mit Publikum (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
Blick auf Publikum und Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hinterramskogler
Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Preisgeld-Urkunde auf Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hörmandinger
Mädchen in prähistorischer Kleidung auf Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
Kindern in Bewegung auf Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hörmandinger
Zwei Kinder und drei Erwachsene auff Bühne mit Urkunden (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hörmandinger
Moderator interviewt Mädchen, daneben zwei Buben (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
zwei Frauen und zwei Männer auf Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Hörmandinger
Mann spielt Gitarre (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
Kindern mit Urkunden auf Bühne (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl
Mädchen und ältere Frau schauen auf Plakat (opens image in lightbox) © OeAD/APA-Fotoservice Schedl