The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Applications for 2018 are now closed

Who are the Sleek Geeks?

The SLEEK GEEKS are two of Australia's best loved science broadcasters. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer mix science with humour as they set out to answer some of the perplexing scientific mysteries we encounter on a daily basis.

About the competition

The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is offered to primary and high school students nationally. If you have a passion for science and for communicating ideas, then enter this competition by telling a scientific story via a short video piece. We’re looking for the next generation of Dr Karls and Adam Spencers!

The idea is to communicate a scientific concept(s) in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say, “learn without noticing”.

Recognised by teachers for its relevance to the primary and high school curriculum, the competition has become a staple activity in the classrooms of many schools across Australia. Every year the judges are overwhelmed by the creativity and quality of entries, and the Faculty of Science congratulates all students who participate in the competition.

Watch the videos of past winners

What are the prizes?

Primary School
  • First Prize: $2,000 plus a $500 book voucher from Abbey's Bookshop, Sydney
  • Second Prize: $1,000
Secondary School
  • First prize: $4,000 plus a $500 book voucher from Abbey's Bookshop, Sydney
  • Second Prize: $2,000
  • Third Prize: $1,000

Prize money is divided equally between the winning students and their school. Book vouchers are shared equally by members of the winning team.

Plus, representatives from the finalist teams will win a trip to Sydney for the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner!

Entries and more information

For more information about the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize, including entry conditions and tips and tricks from past winners, please visit the Australian Museum website.