The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

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.

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!

More information

For more information about the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize (including the conditions of entry) please visit the Australian Museum website.


How to enter

1

Create your video

The idea is to communicate a scientific concept (or concepts) in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the viewer while increasing their scientific knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say, "learn without noticing".

For inspiration check out the top 2015 entries on the Australian Museum website.

Your video should be one to three minutes long and accompanied by a 50-word description of the video content. You can make a video on your own or in a group of up to six fellow students.


2

Complete the online entry form

You'll need to create a Eureka Prizes account and complete the online entry form by the closing date.

Don't forget to print a copy of your completed entry form – you'll need it in the next step.

3

Prepare your hard copy entry

Next, prepare the hard copy entry by attaching the printed entry form to the film in one of the approved formats.

4

Submit your entry

The last step is to mail your entry to the address provided during the application process.

Important dates
  • Entries open on Friday 5 February 2016


Past winners

Watch the videos from past winners of the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize: