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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.

NEW! SCSA Resource Cloud Drive

This year, we introduce a cloud 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.  

Click here to access the cloud drive.

NEW! 2019 Online Submission Template

To help schools and organisers keep track and record all toys submitted. 

Click here to download the Teachers' Briefing Slides with a video guide.

Below is a brief guide to help you with the submission.

1. Every toy is required to fill the attached template for submission.

2. Download the submission template from SCSA Resource Cloud Drive: Click here

3. The student or parent will insert a photo and title of the toy and emails the teacher-in-charge.

4. The teacher-in-charge will consolidate all the submissions into 1 file.

5.The teacher-in-charge then emails the school’s submission to: by [11 July 2019]

6. Alternatively, point (3) can be done by the teacher-in-charge as well in consolidating all entries.

7. Note: you may bring a thumb-drive during submission of physical toys between 9 -11 July for us to transfer the file to our computer



The SCSA competition involves 2 main categories: - 

  • Junior WhizKid Category - Prmary 1 & 2 
    In this category, Primary 1 & 2 participants will have to incorporate rubber bands as a functional component.
  • 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?

Online registration begins on 1 March 2019 and closes on 31 May 2019. Register here

Key Dates for SCSA 2019



Teachers' Briefings & 

Prepare Your Students Workshops

Dates: 25 Feb, Mon and 1 Mar, Fri

Venue: Maxwell Auditorium, Science Centre Singapore

Time: 2.30pm to 3pm (Briefing), 3pm to 4pm (Workshop)

Click here for Teachers' Briefing Slides (PDF)

Creative Design Thinking Workshops for Students

Term 1: 27, 28 Feb, 1 Mar
Term 2: 26, 27, 29 Mar & 5 Apr

Venue: Newton Room, Science Centre Singapore

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm


Registration is full.

Registration for SCSA 2019

Online registration begins on 1 March 2019 and closes on 31 May 2019

Register here

Toy Submission

Toy submission @ Science Centre and partner schools between 9 July to 11 July.

Shortlisted students from WHIZKID category will be notified in mid-July.

Final Judging Round

3 September 2019, Tuesday
Only for shortlisted students from WHIZKID (Pri 3-6) category. There are two parts to this round; an interview and a toy-making challenge.

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

7 November 2019, Wednesday (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. 


  • 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 tokens. 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 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$1,000Second Prize - Sony product voucher worth S$600Third Prize - Sony product voucher worth S$300Commendation Award – Sony product voucher worth S$150 eachMerit Award – Sony product voucher worth S$100 each 
  • Teacher Awards & Prizes

    Teachers involved in 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.Schools stand to receive cash prizes to fund their respective school initiatives in support of less-privileged students in their academic pursuits:-
    • Schools of Top 3 WinnersSchools producing the top three winners in the ScizKid (Primary 3 - 6 category) and WhizKid Award category will receive cash prizes of up to $1,000 and a certificate.
    • Most Number of Shortlisted ToysSchools 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


    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:



    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
    2015Lifte Me Up
    2016Rise and Shine


SCSA Tagline 2017

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.