The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Campaign’s Tall Poppies engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote interest in science among school students and teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

COVID-19 and the 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Given the circumstances we are all operating under it is highly likely that our Young Tall Poppy awards will either be conducted as online events or be postponed until later in the year when meetings/social gatherings are permitted.

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Young Tall Poppies of the Year 2019

Young Tall Poppies of the Year 2019

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

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Find a Tall Poppy

Find a Tall Poppy

Search for a Tall Poppies recipient.

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Find a Tall Poppy
Nominations 2020 – COVID-19

Nominations 2020 – COVID-19

Given the circumstances we are all operating under and the disruption this is causing to normal academic processes the closing date for the Young Tall Poppy nominations has been extended from 15th to COB ( Sydney time) 30th April 2020. It is also highly likely that our Young Tall Poppy awards will either be conducted as online events or be postponed until later in the year when meetings/social gatherings are permitted.

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Outcomes and Benefits

Outcomes and Benefits

Winning a Young Tall Poppy Science award carries benefits in addition to the certificate/trophy and potential prize.

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Outcomes and Benefits
WA Tall Poppies

WA Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies were first awarded in Western Australia in 2010. We hope that working with universities and the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia and our university and other partners that the program will increase in strength.

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VIC Tall Poppies

VIC Tall Poppies

The prestigious Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards attract nominations from young researchers across a diverse range of fields and many universities.

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VIC Tall Poppies
NSW Tall Poppies

NSW Tall Poppies

The prestigious NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards attract nominations from young researchers across a diverse range of fields and many universities.

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TAS Tall Poppies

TAS Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies were first awarded in Tasmania in 2009. We hope that working with universities and the Science Teachers Association of Tasmania the program will increase in strength.

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TAS Tall Poppies
ACT Tall Poppies

ACT Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies from the Australian Capital Territory are experts from many fields and take part in a variety of outreach programs.

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SA Tall Poppies

SA Tall Poppies

South Australian Young Tall Poppy Campaign.

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SA Tall Poppies
QLD Tall Poppies

QLD Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies were first awarded in Queensland in 2001 and the program recommenced in 2009. We hope that working with universities and the Science Teachers Association of Queensland the program will increase in strength.

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NT Tall Poppies

NT Tall Poppies

The Northern Territory Young Tall Poppy Campaign was launched in May 2010 and has seen nominations and winners from across all the major universities.

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NT Tall Poppies