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.

2021 Applications

Applications for the 2021 Young Tall Poppy Awards have now closed. All applications will be acknowledged by AIPS. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of the respective State Selection Panels meet in June,July or August as arranged.

2021 Awards NSW, Victoria and ACT 

This year we are holding the NSW, Victorian and ACT awards as online Livestream events as a result of the Covid restrictions in force in the eastern states of Australia.

The links for each of the events is below.

This site will be live from 5.45 pm and the awards start at 6.00 and should be finished by 7.20 pm.

Please feel free to forward this notice to your colleagues and family and note there is no password required.

Click on dates below to receive link to livestream page (NSW and Vic) or Zoom meeting (ACT)

NSW – Tuesday 19th OctoberLivestream page 

Recording - Click here for the recording of the NSW event - this is an MP4 file and may take a few minutes to download

Victoria – Tuesday 26th October - Livestream page 

Recording - Click here  for the recording of the Vic event .-

ACT – Monday 1st November  - Zoom Meeting Link

Find a Young Tall Poppy

To find a Young Tall Poppy by research area use a key word in the search box on this page.

Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Young Tall Poppy of the Year

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, aim to recognise excellence in research as well as enthusiasm for communicating science beyond the walls of the laboratory. The Awards are widely considered to be an early indicator of Australia’s future scientific leaders, identifying excellent early career scientists.

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Find a Tall Poppy

Find a Tall Poppy

Search for a Tall Poppies recipient.

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Nominations 2021

Nominations 2021

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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
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WA Tall Poppies

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VIC Tall Poppies

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NSW Tall Poppies

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TAS Tall Poppies

TAS Tall Poppies

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ACT Tall Poppies

ACT Tall Poppies

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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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NT Tall Poppies

NT Tall Poppies

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