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 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.