About the prize     (The following application process will not open until Monday 18 June 2018)

  • This Prize will be awarded to a permanently appointed registered teacher who is teaching science1 to school-age children (in a primary, intermediate or a secondary New Zealand registered school) and who has been in the same role for at least 12 months prior to their nomination.
  • The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize is worth $150,000. The recipient will receive $50,000 with no expectations and the recipient’s school will receive $100,000 to use for the development of science1.
  • Nominations close at 5pm (NZST), Wednesday 5 September 2018.

1 Taken to include teaching relevant to any of the science, technology, mathematics, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.


Selection Criteria
Entry Process
Selection Panel