The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize
SHORT FILM COMPETITION - $11,000 TO BE WON!
The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize will again be offered in 2013 to primary and high school students. The competition encourages students with a passion for science and for communicating ideas to tell a scientific story via a short video piece, cultivating the next generation of Dr Karls and Adam Spencers!
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 wishes to congratulate all students who participate in the competition.
The 2012 competition proved to be another huge success with over 200 video entries received from schools around the country. Every year the judges are overwhelmed by the creativity and quality of entries, and the Faculty of Science wishes to congratulate all students who participated in the competition. We look forward to another year of science videos!
ENTRIES OPEN: Friday 1 February 2013
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 3 May 2013
Primary school category: conditions of entry
Secondary school category: conditions of entry
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". All you need is a handycam - it’s about the content and creativity. For inspiration check out the top 2012 entries on the ABC Science website.
Entries are to take the form of a one to three minute video piece and a 50-word description of the video content. Entries may be produced by an individual student, or a group of up to six students. Read the Judges Hints and Tips on producing an award-winning short film!
Prize breakdown for the 2013 competition
High School Prize
1st - $4,000 plus a $500 book voucher from Abbey’s Bookshop, Sydney
2nd - $2,000
3rd - $1,000
Primary School Prize
1st - $2,000 plus a $500 book voucher from Abbey’s Bookshop, Sydney
Runner up - $1000
The prize is sponsored by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, with additional support from Abbey’s Bookshop, Sydney and Microsoft.
For more information about the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize, please email
Congratulations to the following students and their schools on their amazing science videos!
Secondary school category
- WINNER: The Legendary Lizard by Brandon Gifford (Year 11) from Casino High School, NSW
- Second place: Natural Selection: It's Pretty Random by Greer Clarke (Year 10) from All Hallows' School, QLD
- Third place: The Colour of Water by Martin de Rooy Year 11) from Pimlico State High School, QLD
Primary school category
- WINNER: Egg-normous! by Iggy Fox (Year 5) from Oyster Bay Public School, NSW
- Second place: Generation Trash by Luca Pona (Year 6) from Neutral Bay Public School, NSW