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Make science entertaining and win big!


19 May 2008

Become a young Sleek Geek by entering the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize. Entertaining science gurus,] Dr Karl and Adam Spencer, invite young Australians to make a short film about any scientific topic that painlessly increases the audiences science knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say: "Learn something without even noticing."

Following on from their fast-talking TV extravaganza, Sleek Geeks Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney) and Adam Spencer (Breakfast presenter, 702 ABC Sydney) are encouraging primary, secondary and tertiary students to communicate a scientific idea in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public.

"We're looking for the next gen of Sleek Geeks. Those with a passion for science and for communicating ideas," says Dr Karl. "So get out your handy-cam and have some fun!"

Winners receive cash and prizes worth over $15,000.

Entries need to tell a scientific story through a 1-3 minute video. The story needs to be real science, and up to six people can be involved. Good quality production isn't a major consideration in judging - it's how the 'story' is told that counts.

There are categories for primary, secondary and university students.

Entries are now open and competition details and entry forms can be found at www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka. Entries close 2 May 2008.

The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is part of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes which, presented annually by the Australian Museum, reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism & communication.

Previous year's winners can be viewed at: www.abc.net.au/science/sleekgeeks/eurekaprize.htm


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