The categories for the Manukau Region Science and Technology Fair are:

Category 1
Years 7 & 8 Living World (i.e. biological – plants, animals, humans, etc.)
Category 2
Years 7 & 8 Physical and Material World (i.e. physics – heat, light, sound, energy etc., chemistry – properties and reactions)
Category 3
Years 7 & 8 Environmental Science/Planet Earth & Beyond (i.e. environmental studies/projects and rocks etc.)
Category 4
Years 7 & 8 Intermediate Consumer Science (i.e. product testing)
Category 5
Years 7 – 10 Technology/Innovations (i.e. technological devices, electronics, modifying and creating products)
Category 6
Years 9 & 10 Living World
Category 7
Years 9 & 10 Physical & Material World
Category 8
Years 9 & 10 Environmental Science/Planet Earth & Beyond
Category 9
Years 9-13 Secondary Consumer Science
Category 10
Year 6 Science and Technology
Category 11
Years 11, 12 & 13 Senior Science
Criteria for Special Awards are listed below:
Special Awards Criteria Sponsor
Premier Award Best Overall in the Fair NIWA
Eric Clague Award Second Overall in the Fair Kiwanis Club of Counties Manukau
IET Innovation Awards Judged by IET Institute of Engineering and Technology
Student Encouragement Award Judged by Chief Judge Auckland Science Teachers Association
Best Project Using Flour Baking Industry Research Trust
Best Use of Statistics NZ Statistical Association
Best Soil Related Project NZ Society of Soil Science
Hands-On Otago Award Best application of the scientific method (Judged by Otago University representative) Otago University
Best Application of Electronics NIWA
Environment Award Best overall project with an Environmental theme NIWA
NZ Heritage Award Project that demonstrates or exemplifies a study of processes or products related to the past NIWA
Best Project by a Maori Student Students must identify as Maori on the registration form to be eligible for this award. Manukau Institute of Technology
Best Project by a Pasifika Student Students must identify as Pasifika on the registration form to be eligible for this award. Manukau Institute of Technology
Awards for Best Project in Years 7-13 Best overall prize for a particular year group NIWA
Auckland Transport Award Best project relating to safe and sustainable transport. Auckland Transport
Scientific Method Award Most thorough use of the scientific method by a Year 7 or Year 8 student. Science Award Trust

19th of August, 2022 at Mission Heights Junior College