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.
Applications for the 2021 Young Tall Poppy Awards will open in Mid February 2021 - specific details including application documentation will be available from late January 2021
COVID-19 and the 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
The NSW Victorian and ACT Young Tall Poppy Awards were Virtual this year and edited recordings of these ceremonies will be upload shortly.
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