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, 2021!

Students and all interested parties can actively participate in the selected Citizen Science Award projects from April 1 to July 9, 2021. The most committed Citizen Scientists will be awarded at a festive event in the fall of 2021.

Almost 14,000 people have already participated

From 2015 to 2019, almost 14,000 students and individuals from all over Austria have already participated. Between 2018 and 2019 they supported the research with around 56,000 contributions. In 2020 the Citizen Science Award had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

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