The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize
Congratulations to the following students and their schools on their amazing science videos!
Secondary school category
- WINNER: Phantom Limbs by Jackson Huang, Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology, QLD
- Second place: Epigenetics by Jackson McDonald, Varsity College, QLD
- Third place: The Mystery of Lichen by Mikali Anagnostis, St Phillip's Christian College, NSW
Primary school category
- WINNER: The Sound of Music by Harry Driessen, Croydon Public School, NSW
- Second place: What Colour is a Tree in the Dark? by by Ella Cuthbert, Majura Primary, ACT
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is offered 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 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 2014 entries on the Australian Museum 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.
Prize breakdown for the 2014 competition
Entries open Friday 6 February 2015.
High School Prize
1st - $4,000
2nd - $2,000
3rd - $1,000
Primary School Prize
1st - $2,000
Runner up - $1000
The prize is sponsored by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, and the prize money is shared with the winners' school.
Check the competition website for more details and updates.
For more information about the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize, please email