39 countries around the world participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. In all countries, SIWI cooperates with a national organizer that arranges a national contest and nominate a candidate to the international final.


Current national organizers

Below is a map of our national organizers. Click on each country name on the map for details about the organizer. If you are interested in taking part in a national competition, please contact your national organizer. If your country is not listed, there is unfortunately no national contest there at this time.

Do you have what it takes?

Do you work for, or know of, an organization that would be a good fit to arrange a Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest in your country?

It is an exciting competition which plays an important role in raising awareness of water issues among young people. It requires great responsibility and a long-term commitment from the national organizer. You must be sure you have the resources to take on this task. But if you do, it is an event associated with great joy, much thanks to the enthusiasm of the participants!


The below requirements constitute the overall framework for being a national organizer. For details, the national organizer has the freedom to form the national competition to fit local preconditions and budget restraints.

The national organizer is required to:

  • Find and use sponsors  and partnerships (environmentally responsible companies/organisations, according to the SIWI sponsor policy)

The national organiser is required to:

  • Ensure that the guidelines for eligibility in the competition are followed
  • Appoint a national jury
  • Submit a national winner
  • Make all  the  necessary preparations for the international final
  • Communicate with involved SIWI staff      

The national organiser is required to:

  • Market the prize to target groups
  • Produce and distribute marketing material  (printed  and digital)
  • Create a webpage for  the national competition

The actual competition period extends from September to May, but the national organiser’s commitment  is also needed in the period in between.

The aspiring national organiser needs to compile a project proposal, containing:

  • Facts about the organization (employees/members, representative companies, turnover, HQ etc.)
  • Facts about  the people suggested for  the national jury (a minimum of six  and a  maximum  of nine people)
  • A plan of  action including milestones and an outline for financing, arranging and marketing of the national competition
  • Information on  the process of finding    
  • Plans on how to develop the national  competition over a three year period
  • An authorisation from the head of  your organization    
  • Budget

Presenting a budget
When calculating the costs for the national competition, some guidelines could be of use. Items that should be included in a budget are:

  • Marketing/PR, printed    material  and website  
  • The complete costs  for  the  national competition
  • Other administration  costs such as staff and competition
  • Travel costs to the international final for the  national   winners’  and the national organiser’s representative. It should also include accommodation, food and other expenses for the national organiser’s representative. Someone from the organisation must attend the International Final at least every thirds year.

Are you up for the challenge? Please contact Ania Andersch t0 discuss your possibilities further.