April 18, an award ceremony of the winners was held. This year it was the 15th anniversary of the national competition for the “Stockholm Junior Water Prize”.
Grand Prix: Mykhailychenko Vitaliy, student of the 11th grade of Borshchivska Secondary School № 1 (Ternopil region), with project "Stop the Tsunami"
2nd place: Shyroka Sofia, a student of the 11th form of the Educational Complex "School of Computer Technologies - Lviv Technological Lyceum", with the project " The self-cleaning filter made of recycled plastic "
3rd place: Savchenko Victoria, student of the 11th form of the Educational Complex "School of Computer Technologies - Lviv Technological Lyceum", with project " Water is like a metamaterial "
The Crystal Drop, Grand Prix Award, was presented to the winner of the competition by Ms Karolina Yozich, Head of the Reform Support Section of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine. Mykhailychenko Vitaliy, the winner of the national stage of Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, is also given the opportunity to present his project at the finals in Stockholm August 25-30, 2019. There he will compete for the highest award which is usually presented by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria.
The competition is the national stage of the “Stockholm Junior Water Prize” and is an annual event widely announced through state and local educational and water research institutions.
The slogan of the competition this year is "Water for everyone"
The professional jury of researchers, water industry experts and environmentalists selected 31 best works throughout Ukraine.
Young researchers - senior high school students and students of colleges and lyceums are trying to solve the main water problems of our time: river pollution, drinking water safety, industrial wastewater, etc. Many of the finalists' works are practical and can be used to improve the state of drinking water and rational use of water resources not only in Ukraine, but also in the world.
The final works will receive the right to participate in the International Water Congress "ETEVK" (Ilyichevsk), the international exhibition "Aqua-Therm Kyiv" and FORUM "Water and Energy" (Lviv).
The competition “All-Ukrainian Junior Water Prize” is the national stage of the international youth competition “Stockholm Junior Water Prize”, which has been held by the Stockholm International Water Institute under the patronage of the Swedish Royal Family since 1997. The competition has been held in Ukraine since 2004, and over 1,500 research projects took part in it.
The main organizer of the competition in Ukraine: All-Ukrainian Water Society “WaterNet”
General sponsor: NPO Ecosoft Ltd.
Partners of the competition: the company "WILO Ukraine", "Aqua-Therm Kiev"
The competition is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine
In cooperation with the NTUU "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute ”, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, JSC AK “Kyivvodokanal”, Ukrainian Association“ Ukrvodokanalekologiya ”, National Ecological and Naturalistic Center, KP “Water-Information Center”, LLC “NIKTI of Municipal Services”.