Feb 25, 2019

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia


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 amazing science communicators, such as Dr Karl and Adam Spencer.

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.

Each film entered in 2020 must be based on the theme 'Water'.

Judges will make their selection based on the accuracy of the science content, science communication skills and originality in capturing the theme.

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

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can submit, only three winners per school level

Participation Cost

No cost

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills required

Time Commitment


One-off event

Application Deadline

7pm, 15th May, 2020

Application Process Includes

Submit entry on website


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