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.

2019 Award Ceremonies

Details on dates and events for each state and territory in 2019

  • South Australia – 29th July
  • New South Wales – 14th August
  • Australian Capital Territory – 3rd September
  • Victoria – 10th October
  • Queensland – 13th September
  • Western Australia – 19th September
  • Tasmania – 15th October
Nominations

Nominations

Nominations will open on Wednesday 27th February and close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 10th April 2019. ALL nominations must be submitted via the pdf form. If you are unable to complete the pdf form, please contact us via email.

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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
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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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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WA Tall Poppies
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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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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NSW Tall Poppies
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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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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ACT Tall Poppies
SA Tall Poppies

SA Tall Poppies

South Australian Young Tall Poppy Campaign.

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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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QLD Tall Poppies
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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