Malta’s First National STEM Awards Have Been Launched!


This year sees the inauguration of the STEM Awards, intended to honour the people behind the work that’s bringing science, tech, engineering and mathematics to the fore in Malta.

What’s the big idea?

An initiative of the STEM Engagement Working Group chaired by Esplora, these awards aim to help these individuals and organisations become visible local role models. Through this, they can show their deep connection with the STEM subjects they chose to follow and inspire the next generation.

With the nominations open, the eventual winners will be chosen via a combination of public votes and an independent expert panel of judges.

The awards

There are 10 award categories, each with different criteria which you can read more about from here. Here’s the list of categories.

  • Best Primary Class Teacher Award for Inspiring Children in STEM
  • Best Secondary School Teacher Award for Contribution to STEM
  • Lifetime Award for Contribution to STEM
  • Young Researcher Award
  • Award for Engaged Researcher
  • Women in STEM Award
  • STEM Ambassador Award
  • Best STEM Employer Award
  • Best STEM Community Project Award
  • Best STEAM Project Award (People’s Choice)

The closing date to nominate someone is Sunday 28th February 2021, and you can nominate them via the award form nomination sheet here. All nominated professionals need to submit the filled-in form by Monday 15th March 2021.

Best of luck to all the eventual candidates!