The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize


Congratulations to the following students and their schools on their amazing science videos!

Secondary school category

Primary school category

  • WINNER: What is Friction? by Nathan Gori, Reuben Shepherd, Billy McLeod, Jack Dougall and Sacha Balme from Beauty Point Public School, NSW
  • Second place: Splendid Steam by Kezia Sanders and Lucas Trewin from St Joan of Arc Primary School, VIC




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.

What's involved?

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.

Prize breakdown for the 2014 competition

Entries open Friday 7 February 2014 and close Friday 2 May 2014.

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