Regional Science & Technology Fairs


The annual New Zealand Science and Technology Fairs are regional competitions open to intermediate and secondary school pupils. The Fairs celebrate and reward excellence in science and technology and are major events, with prize winners and their schools receiving excellent opportunities and recognition.

The Fairs are organised on a voluntary basis and are sponsored by a wide range of companies and organisations. Judges are invited from industry, research organisations and the education sector, so the Fairs benefit from a broad range of values and experience. 

The Baking Industry Research Trust sponsors the Fairs in all regions by awarding the NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Prize to the best project or exhibit that uses bread or flour products. First prize is $50.

The prize is appropriate to projects or exhibits which include bakery ingredients, production technology, cereal product uses and benefits, nutrition, scientific aspects or surveys. To enhance project quality, an understanding of basic scientific principles must be demonstrated.  The project should have an hypothesis, method, results, conclusion and bibliography.