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Let your students’ creativity blossom in the annual Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA). It is Singapore’s largest national toy-making competition for primary school students, jointly organised by the Science Centre Singapore and the Sony Group of Companies in Singapore, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

Every year, thousands of primary school students let their creativity run and get their hands down to bringing their amazing ideas to life. Through SCSA, these students get to engage in exploratory and skilful play with the addition of science learning.

SCSA Resource Cloud Drive

A Google drive to provide students and teachers with all available resources such as useful collateral, Blue Ribbon and Diamond Award forms and the new online submission template will be shared soon. 

Categories

The SCSA competition involves 2 main categories:
  • Junior WhizKid Category - Primary 1 & 2

In this category, Primary 1 & 2 participants will have to incorporate strings (eg. nylon and raffia strings, twine, thread) as a functional component and not a decorative component in their creation.

  • WhizKid Category - Primary 3 to 6

In this category, Primary 3 to 6 participants can submit any toy creation that demonstrates scientific concepts creatively and submit a journal of the toy-making process together with the toy.

How to Register?

Registration is now open! Please register via the form below:

Sony Creative Science Award 2021 Registration (FORM A)

 

Key Dates for SCSA 2021

Event Description
Combined Teachers' Briefings/Workshop and Creative Design Thinking Workshops for Students

 

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the teachers' briefing will be online via Zoom.

23 February, Tuesday,

3pm-4pm

 

Registration for

SCSA 2021

 

Online registration for the competition will be open end February and closes on 30 July 2021.

 

Toy Submission

Shortlisted students from WhizKid Category will be notified end- Aug

 

Mid-August 

Annexe Hall 1, Science Centre Singapore

 

SCSA Partner Schools

(Cedar Primary School & Springdale Primary School) - dates to be confirmed

 

Final Judging Round

Only for shortlisted students from WHIZKID (Pri 3-6) category. There are two parts to this round; (1) an interview and (2) a toy-making workshop challenge.

 

Late September  
Junior WHIZKID (Pri 1-2) winners are not required to attend this round. They will be selected based on the toy submission.
Award Ceremony & 
Toy Exhibition

11 November 2021, Thursday

Tentative


 

SCSA Terms and Conditions

By submitting to your application/registration for participation in SCSA, you agree that:

a. Any and all personal data submitted by you in the course of your application/registration for and participation in SCSA may be collected, used and/or disclosed by the organisers for various purposes, including to communicate with you for purposes related to SCSA, and such other purposes the organisers may reasonably deem appropriate, or in relation to which you have otherwise provided your consent;

b. The organisers may collect, use, disclose and share with its joint organisers and/or service providers, your personal data, including photographs or audio-video or other recordings of you captured or obtained by or for SCSA ("Material"), for publicity and/or use in advertisements across all media, including, without limitation, in the organisers' publications, presentations, promotional materials on its websites, in its original or edited format, whether to promote SCSA or otherwise, and without further notification, remuneration or compensation to you; and

c. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in and to all Material shall vest solely and absolutely in SCSA without further compensation

SCSA 2019 Winners
  • About SCSA (Schools)

    What is the SCSA (Schools) Competition?

    The SCSA (Schools) is organised by schools internally, before the SCSA competition. Schools will evaluate, judge and shortlist their best entries for submission to the SCSA competition.

    To assist schools in organising their own SCSA (Schools), the SCSA organisers will provide certificates for all SCSA (Schools) participants, and up to 50 exclusive SCSA token pins. Schools running the SCSA (Schools) will also have the rights to use the SCSA mascots in the school’s publicity materials related to the competition.   

    How to qualify for an SCSA (Schools) Competition

    A minimum of 30 students (maximum of 2 students for each submission) is required to qualify for SCSA (Schools).  This allows SCSA (Schools) Competition to be conducted on a small scale (one participating class), medium-scale (one participating level), or large scale (entire school) – it is up to the school to plan a competition on the scale that they feel comfortable handling.

    Check out more details and information on planning for SCSA (Schools) here: 
    SCSA 2021 Playbook for Teachers

    Learn how teachers had organised their SCSA (Schools) Competitions:

    SCSA 2014 Diamond Award Sharing (From Mr Danny Asmara from Yew Tee Primary School)

    SCSA 2013 Diamond Award Sharing (From Ms Joyus Lian - Pei Chun Public School)

  • Student Awards & Prizes

    Student winners will stand to win the following prizes:

    • Junior WhizKid Category(Primary 1 & 2)
      • Merit Award – Sony product voucher worth S$100 each
    • WhizKid (Primary 3 to 6) 
      • First Prize - Sony product voucher worth S$1,000
      • Second Prize - Sony product voucher worth S$600
      • Third Prize - Sony product voucher worth S$300
      • Commendation Award – Sony product voucher worth S$150 each
      • Merit Award – Sony product voucher worth S$100 each 
  • Teacher Awards & Prizes

    Teachers involved in the organising of the SCSA (Schools) Competition in their schools are eligible to receive the following awards:


    The Blue Ribbon Award seeks to recognise:

    • the influence teachers have on their students in the SCSA (Schools) Competition;
    • the role that teachers have in motivating their students;
    • the role teachers play in guiding, mentoring, and advising students; and
    • teachers that achieve results outside the classroom.

    Diamond Award seeks to recognise the following in addition to the Blue Ribbon Award teachers that:

    • Have won at least two SCSA Blue Ribbon Awards prior.
    • Emphasises the participation and success of the nominated teacher’s students in the SCSA competition.
    • Have a track record of improving students’ achievements, using innovative out-of-classroom programme and activities, and making a difference in the students.
    • Overcame challenges in order to positively impact students in the competition.
  • School Awards & Prizes

    Schools that participate in the SCSA (Schools) will be recognised with the following award:

    • Friends of SCSA Award

    Schools that have consistently organised SCSA (Schools) for three consecutive years will be recognised for their support with the "Friends of SCSA" Award Certification.

    • Schools of Top 3 Winners

    Schools producing the top three winners in the ScizKid (Pri 3-6 category) and WhizKid Award category will receive cash prizes of up to $1,000 and a certificate.

    • Most Number of Shortlisted Toys

    Schools with the most number of shortlisted toys for each category will each receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a certificate.

  • Past Winners & Flashback

    Past Winners

    Click here to view the award winners from year 1999 to 2017.

    Click here for 2018 Award Winners

    Click here for 2019 Award Winners

    Click here for 2020 Award Winners

    Flashback

    Started in 1998, the Sony Creative Science Award aims to stimulate interest in science among Singaporean primary school students, and to foster creativity. It also creates an opportunity to learn science beyond the classrooms, in a fun and enjoyable way.

    When the competition first started, toys could only be made of common and recycled materials. This restriction was removed in 2001. The rule was changed so as to give the participants a wider range of materials to choose from, so that their toys will be sturdier and have a better finish.

    In 2018, the competition format was revised.

    These were the previous years' themes:

    Year

    Theme

    2003-2004  Animal Movement (using motor)
    2005Faces (using motor)
    2006Unusual Faces (using motor)
    2007Magnetic Motion (using magnets)
    2008Make Me Laugh (using springs)
    2009 Make Us Laugh (using springs)
    2010 I Can Dance
    2011 Light, Sound, Action
    2012My Dream Toy
    2013Rock-Roll-Wobble
    2014Twist-Turn-Tumble
    2015Lifte Me Up
    2016Rise and Shine


  • SCSA 2020 Winners

    Junior WhizKid Category

    Recipients of the Junior WhizKid (P1 & 2) category Merit Award each received a certificate and Sony product vouchers:

    No. Name of School Name of Student Level Name of Toy Prizes Sony Vouchers
     1 Global Indian International School
    (East Coast)
    Aahaan Choudury P1 Springsper
    "Spring out of the box"
    Special Award $150
     2 East Spring Primary School Wakodikar Avyan P1 Ultimate Striker
    "Game to go"
    Special Award $150
     3 Anchor Green Primary School Tan Yukai, Matthias P2 Dragon
    "Creative Design"
    Special Award $150
     4 Yew Tee Primary School Pang Jia Le, Rafael P1 Seed Race Merit $100
     5 Yew Tee Primary School Chow Jing En P1 Marble Shooting Basketball Merit $100
     6 Haig Girls' School Isabel Ethel Larsson P1 S.S.P.R
    (Singapore Spring Powered Rocket)
    Merit $100
     7 Global Indian International School
    (Smart Campus)
    Kimaya Thorat P2 Shoot in Hoop Merit $100
     8 DPS International School Akkaraveettil Nanditha Nair P2 Woodpecker Toy (Bird) Merit $100
     9 DPS International School Naisha Menon P2 Racy Monster Cars Merit $100
     10 Rosyth School Azeem Bin Aeiziyan P2 Spiderman Shooter Merit $100
     11 Bukit Panjang Primary School Sng Ler Xi, Rexus P1 Pointball Merit $100

     

    WhizKid Category

    Winners of the WhizKid (P3 – 6) category each received a certificate on top of the following prizes respectively

    No. Name of School Name of Student Level Name of Toy Prizes
    (SCSA Toy Submitted)
    Sony Vouchers Special Awards
     1 Alexandra Primary School Cenzina Pezzaniti P5 Gear It Up Merit $100
     2 Yap Jyan P5 Tesseract Third Prize $300
     3 Springdale Primary School Kasper Lin Jie Yi P4 Jesper, the caterpillar Commendation $150 Simplicity Award
     4 Nan Hua Primary School Jayden Yap Jun Yi P5 Marble Race Merit $100
     5 Jairus Chen Jieren &
    Javier Oon Kai Jie
    P5 Electro Machine Merit To share $100
     6 Tivon Hong Shengyao P4 Diamond Heist Merit $100
     7 West Spring Primary School Alya Adrianna Binte Shahrul Hizam P3 Butterfly Commendation $150 Simplicity Award
     8 East Spring Primary School Ng Yi Xuan, Evan P4 Plinko Ball Drop Second Prize $600
     9 Anchor Green Primary School Santhanraj Sai Adhithya P5 Crawl Bot (The Climber) Commendation $150 Engineering Award
     10 Greenridge Primary School Timothy Yeo P4 Gravity Pikachu Commendation $150 Engineering Award
     11 Cedar Primary School The Gui Zhi, Erica P5 Spin & Throw Merit $100
     12 Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) Kwong Yi Ern, Daniel P3 Virus Repel! Commendation $150 Educational Award
     13 Pei Chun Public School Lee Jian Hao P4 Ferris Wheel Run Merit $100
     14 Dazhong Primary School Muhammad Faris Afkar Mohamad Sharil P5 Omniscient Hipster Projector (OHP) Merit $100
     15 Global Indian International School (East Coast) Bhavika Kakkat P5 Magneto - Dancer Merit $100
     16 DPS International School Pradyumna Bhat P4 Sphere in the Spinner Merit $100
    17 Maha Bodhi School Lee Chong Jin, Ian P5 The Wobble Topple Park First Prize $1,000

     

    School Awards

    Schools that produced the top three winners in the WhizKid (P3 – 6 category) and WhizKid category received cash prizes and a certificate.

    Schools of Top Winners Award Name of the School’s Student Winner Amount
    Maha Bodhi School First Lee Chong Jin, Ian $    1,000.00
    East Spring Primary School Second Ng Yi Xuan, Evan $    600.00
    Alexandra Primary School Third Yap Jyan $     300.00

     

    For SCSA 2020, a school won an award for the Most Number of shortlisted toys for the WhizKid (P3-P6). There was, however, a tie between two schools for the  most Number of Shortlisted Toys for Junior WhizKid (P1-P2) category. The two schools shared the prize equally.

    Schools Producing Most Number of Shortlisted Toys  
    Category School No. of toys Amount
    Junior WhizKid (Joint Winner) Yew Tee Primary School 2 out of 11 $     500.00
    Junior WhizKid (Joint Winner) DPS International School 2 out of 11 $     500.00
    Whizkid Nan Hua Primary School 3 out of 17 $  1,000.00

     

    Blue Ribbon & Diamond Awards

     

    There were 42 Blue Ribbon recipients, and each were given a certificate. 2 Diamond Award recipients received a certificate and a trophy to recognise their contributions.

     

    Blue Ribbon Recipients

    No School Salutation Nominee
    1 Alexandra Primary School Ms Ng Peck Yong
    2 Alexandra Primary School Ms Chew Ee Lin Ellene
    3 Anchorgreen Primary School Mdm Siti Nursyakila
    4 Anchorgreen Primary School Mr Gordon Chua
    5 Bukit Panjang Primary School Mrs Phyllis Lim
    6 Bukit Panjang Primary School Mr Kwan Siew Tung
    7 Cedar Primary School Mdm Karen Thiang Soo Cheng
    8 Changkat Primary School Mdm Tan Huaying Maybelline
    9 CHIJ (Kellock) Ms Amirinazeb Aurangzeb
    10 Dazhong Primary School Mr Benny Weng Loong Saik
    11 Dazhong Primary School Mr Syed Imran Jamaludin
    12 DPS International School Ms Vyjayanthi Srinivasan
    13 DPS International School Ms Pousali Bhattacharya
    14 East Spring Primary School Ms Nur Huda Binte Ismail
    15 Global Indian International School, East Coast Dr Nidhi Goyal
    16 Global Indian International School, East Coast Ms Vinita Menezes
    17 Global Indian International School, East Coast Ms L. Nithya Kumareswari
    18 Global Indian International School, Smart Campus Ms Anubha Mehta
    19 Global Indian International School, Smart Campus Mrs Arunasree Gottivedu
    20 Global Indian International School, Smart Campus Ms Ruchika Shabi
    21 Greenridge Primary School Mrs Ng-Poh You Ting
    22 Horizon Primary School Mdm Enn Cai Ying
    23 Horizon Primary School Mdm Nur Ainninah Binte Noor Muhamed
    24 Horizon Primary School Mr Chia Der Sheng
    25 Keming Primary School Mr Michael Sim Moh Ngiat
    26 Keming Primary School Ms Evelyn Lim Siew Hsien
    27 Kong Hwa School Mdm Sharifah Warda Bte SMA
    28 Lotus Bridge International School Ms Asvin Kaur
    29 Lotus Bridge International School Ms Faryal Jan
    30 Lotus Bridge International School Ms Wong Lai Bing
    31 Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah Mr Amir Irsyad Khan bin Abdul Hamid Khan
    32 Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah Mdm Mazda bte Mustajab
    33 Pei Chun Public School Mr Desmond Cheong Weng San
    34 Pei Chun Public School Mr Kua Li Wei Benjamin
    35 Rosyth School Mdm Noor Haidah Mohamed Sall
    36 Rosyth School Ms Lim Swee Ching
    37 Rosyth School Mdm Koh Mui Lee Evelyn
    38 Springdale Primary School Ms Shereen Seah
    39 Tampines Primary School Mr Kang Teck Beng
    40 Yew Tee Primary School Mdm Sum Wai Fun
    41 Yew Tee Primary School Mr Wong Wei Xiang Darren
    42 Yew Tee Primary School Mdm Joyce Lim Ying Ying

    Diamond Award Recipients

    No School Salutation Nominee
    1 Global Indian International School, East Coast Ms Venisha Sharad
    2 Tanjong Katong Primary School Mr Subramaniyan Senthil
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About SCSA

Started in 1998, the Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA) aims to develop and promote interest as well as creativity in science among primary school students in Singapore. It also provides an opportunity to learn science beyond the classrooms, in a fun and enjoyable way. 

In this competition, primary school students are invited to use their imagination and creativity to make toys that demonstrate scientific principles. Workshops covering communications, creativity and hands-on sessions for both students and teachers are also provided as part of the SCSA programme. 

About 5000 entries from 90 primary schools are received each year, making this competition very popular with students.