Thank you for your interest in the Australian Museum (AM) Eureka Prizes. In order to participate in the AM Eureka Prizes, your entry must comply with:

  • Part A: the General Terms and Conditions; and
  • Part B: any specific terms for the prize category and/or prize you are entering,

(collectively referred to as “Terms & Conditions”).

If you have any questions about what is included in the Terms & Conditions, please contact the AM Eureka Prizes administration team via email eureka@austmus.gov.au or phone (02) 9320 6230.

Failure to meet all of the Terms & Conditions will automatically disqualify an entry. The AM reserves the right to disqualify non-conforming entries in its sole discretion and no correspondence will be entered into.


Part A. General Terms and Conditions

1. Timing of entry into the prize program

All entries must be received in full by the AM Eureka Prizes via the online entry system by the Entry Deadline. Received entries will be acknowledged by a confirmation email.

If you experience problems uploading your entry or have concerns about what has been uploaded, contact the AM Eureka Prizes via email eureka@austmus.gov.au or phone (02) 9320 6230 prior to the Entry Deadline. The AM Eureka Prizes cannot modify or add to an entry (including Assessor Reports) after the Entry Deadline. Late entries will not be accepted.


Key dates (revised)
Entry Deadline 7:00 pm (AEST) Friday, 15 May 2020 (extended from initial deadline of Friday 1 May)
Notification of prize outcomes
> All Research and Innovation; Leadership; and Science Engagement prizes > Entrants will be notified in writing of the status of their entry within 3 months of the Entry Deadline
> School Science prize > Highly Commended and Finalist entrants will be notified in writing of the status of their entry within 3 months of the Entry Deadline
> All other entrants will receive a participation certificate within 6 months of Entry Deadline.
Public AM Eureka Prizes Finalist announcement August 2020 (extended from initial date of late July)
AM Eureka Prizes Award Dinner, all prize winners announced Wednesday 26 August 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 situation the AM Eureka Prizes has revised it key dates for 2020. The revised dates published above are current as of Wednesday 25 March. Anyone who has already submitted their entry has the right to revise, add to or amend their entry right up to the revised entry deadline of 7pm AEST Friday 15 May. Any questions, please email eureka@austmus.gov.au


2. Entry documentation

Entries must be submitted via the online entry system. Entries with incomplete sets of supporting documentation, as per the 'How to Enter' section for each prize, will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned. Hard copy entries will not be considered unless there has been a prior agreement in writing.

You are responsible for making sure your entry is complete and accurate. If the AM considers that you have provided false or misleading information we may not progress your entry. If you find an error in your entry after submission you should contact the AM Eureka Prizes immediately (and before the Entry Deadline) via email eureka@austmus.gov.au or phone (02) 9320 6230.

If the AM finds an error or information that is missing, we may ask for clarification or additional information from you that will not change the nature of your entry. However, we can refuse to accept any additional information from you that would change your submission after the Entry Deadline.

If, at any point, entry documentation is found to have included false or misleading information the AM Eureka Prizes reserves the right to deem your entry ineligible, this could include retrospectively deeming a finalist or winning entry ineligible.


3. Costs and expenses

There is no entry fee associated with entering the AM Eureka Prizes.

You enter the AM Eureka Prizes at your own risk and the AM Eureka Prizes and associated prize partners and program supporters will not be liable for any loss, damage or expense incurred by the entrant as a result of entering the Prizes.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that conditions of any sponsorship or funding agreements you have entered into with a secondary party to produce the entry are met, and that full disclosure of such agreements is included as part of the supporting documentation for that entry.


4. Personal information

The collection and use of personal information contained in your entry will be conducted in accordance with the:

> AM’s Privacy statement and the AM’s Privacy Management Plan

> State Records Act 1998 (NSW)

> Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW)

We may give the information we collect from you to AM employees and contractors, the judging panels, the prize partners, AM Eureka Prize stakeholders and other NSW Government employees and contractors, so we can:

> manage the program

> research, assess, monitor and analyse the program and related activities

> contribute to academic studies on the nature of scientific education, engagement and excellence in Australia (usually on an anonymous basis)

By completing an online entry form that includes your own personal details and the personal details of other people (e.g. team members, nominator etc.) you indicate that you are authorised to share their personal information.


5. Submitting Confidential Information

Entrants accept that any information they supply to the AM Eureka Prizes as part of the entry process might affect the outcome of any patent application and that the AM is not liable for any failed patent application or the consequences from that.


6. Judging

Judges will assess entries against the assessment criteria published on the AM Eureka Prizes website.

The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.

The judges reserve the right not to award a Eureka Prize if, in their view, the quality of entries is insufficiently meritorious when reviewed against the assessment criteria.


7. Finalists

For each prize, Finalists will be contacted by the AM Eureka Prize team before the Public Finalist Announcement date. The term 'Finalist' includes all AM Eureka Prize finalists as well as all Highly Commended entries for the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize. The following terms relate to all Finalists.

7.1 Finalists are required to provide images and a short film (Promotional Material) that relates to their Entry (in the case of the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize Finalists the film is their entered work). By submitting your entry, you give the AM and prize partners a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, perpetual, irrevocable licence to use and reproduce Promotional Material in whole or in part for the purposes of promoting the Eureka Prizes or the purposes of the AM more generally in any format or in any media in existence now or in the future.

7.2 Entrants who provide Promotional Material to the AM Eureka Prizes waive their right of integrity and give permission to the AM Eureka Prizes to edit the provided Promotional Material. The AM will take steps to ensure any edits do not undermine the accuracy or integrity of the work presented in the Promotional Material.

7.3 It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to secure permission from third parties for the use of their intellectual property in any Promotional Material. Entrants warrant that they have this permission and indemnify the AM and its prize partners for infringement of a third parties’ intellectual property rights.

7.4 Finalists may publicly state (e.g. in their CV, publicly available biography, Wikipedia page etc.) that they are an AM Eureka Prize highly commended student, an AM Eureka Prize finalist and/or an AM Eureka Prize winner of a specific year.

7.5 AM Eureka Prize winners will be provided with a digital badge within two months of being announced a winner that they can use, at their discretion, to promote their winner status.

7.6 AM Eureka Prize highly commended students, finalists and winners are able to utilise the AM Eureka Prizes logo when promoting their involvement with the AM Eureka Prizes only with the express written permission from the AM Eureka Prizes administration team, please contact eureka@austmus.gov.au to seek permission.

7.7 No AM Eureka Prize Finalists are able to register a trademark that incorporates the words: “Australian Museum” or “Eureka Prizes”.


8. Prize Money: all Research and Innovation, Leadership and Science Engagement Eureka Prizes

The prize money of $10,000 to be awarded to the winner of each prize will be paid via bank transfer as per the instructions provided to the AM Eureka Prizes administration team via the winner payment form completed by the winner. Prizes may be split up amongst team members up to the total value of the prize money.


9. Prize Money: School Science Eureka Prize

9.1 For individual entries, prize money is divided equally between the winning entrant and their school. For team entries, 50 percent of the prize money will be divided equally between entrants and 50 percent will be paid directly to their school. If a winning entrant is educated at home in accordance with the relevant state or territory legislation, 100 percent of the prize money will be awarded to the entrant(s).

9.2 For any other prizes that may be awarded (e.g. book vouchers) the recipients of these prizes should adhere to any terms and conditions provided by the vendor of that prize. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash. The AM will not take responsibility for lost vouchers.


Part B. Category and Prize Specific Terms and Conditions

In addition to the General Terms & Conditions in Part A, your entry must also comply with the specific terms for the relevant prize category (listed below) as well as any prize specific terms.

Prize categories

  1. Research and Innovation
  2. Leadership
  3. Science Engagement
  4. School Science

10. Category terms: Research and Innovation Eureka Prizes

10.1 Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important that they have the opportunity to provide input into the entry documentation.

10.2 For an individual entry, the entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

10.3 For a team entry of up to six individuals, the team leader must be either a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident, or c) a New Zealand citizen who was resident in Australia, at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to fulfil these requirements; however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the activity entered was undertaken. For entries involving more than six people, you will need to decide upon a team name and one team leader.

10.4 Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

10.5 The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

10.6 A project or activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

Additional prize specific eligibility is listed below.


11. Prize specific terms: Research and Innovation Eureka Prizes

11.1 NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE) Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research

11.1.1 This prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.1.2 For team entries;

11.1.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary.’

11.1.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.1.3 Activity entered for this prize (such as data collection and/or research published) must have been occurred no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.1.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.2 University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science

11.2.1 This prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.2.2 For team entries;

11.2.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary.’

11.2.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.2.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.2.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.2.5 Entries may vary in size and scope and judges will take the relative size of the project into account during judging.

11.2.6 Entries may come from individuals and teams working in the data science field, other related fields, or from a multidisciplinary team.

11.3 UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

11.3.1 The prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.3.2 For team entries;

11.3.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary.’

11.3.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.3.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.3.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.3.5 Activity entered for this prize may come from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to scientific disciplines, as long as the outcome of the work represents a scientific or technological breakthrough.

11.4 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

11.4.1 The prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.4.2 For team entries;

11.4.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary.’

11.4.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.4.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than seven (7) years prior to the Entry Deadline

11.4.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken as a single body of focused infectious diseases research.

11.4.5 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.5 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology

11.5.1 The prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.5.2 For team entries;

11.5.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary.’

11.5.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.5.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than three (3) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.5.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.5.5 Activity entered for this prize does not need to be limited to nuclear technology research and applications.

11.5.6 Finalists of the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology will be invited to participate in ANSTO organised activities, including speaking at events, joining webinars and being interviewed for communication pieces, in their capacity as a finalist and/or winner.

11.6 Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

116.1 This prize is open only to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.

11.6.2 To be eligible, entrants must satisfy at least one of the below criteria:

11.6.2.1 Be 35 years or younger; or

11.6.2.2 Been awarded their PhD (or equivalent first higher degree e.g., D.Phil., D.Psych., D.Sc) no more than five (5) years prior to prize entry i.e. between 2015 – 2020. For entrants whose work has been realised over a period longer than five (5) years from PhD conferral due to a career interruption (such as pregnancy; major illness/injury; or carer responsibilities), the entrant will have the opportunity to address this in the online entry form.

11.6.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.6.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.7 Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

11.7.1 The prize is open to individuals and teams if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.7.2 For team entries;

11.7.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary'.

11.7.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.7.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.7.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).

11.8 UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research

11.8.1 The prize is open to individuals and teams of individuals if the achievement is the result of a collaborative team effort.

11.8.2 For team entries;

11.8.2.1 For entries comprised of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded. This explanation should be included in the ‘Research Summary'.

11.8.2.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

11.8.3 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

11.8.4 Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e. published in a scientific journal, book or similar).


12. Category terms: Science Leadership Eureka Prizes

12.1 Leadership prizes are only open to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.

12.2 Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

12.3 The entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

12.4 Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

12.5 The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

12.6 A project or activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

Additional prize specific eligibility is listed below.


13. Prize specific terms: Science Leadership Eureka Prizes

13.1 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

13.1.1 To be eligible, individuals must satisfy at least one of the below criteria:

(a) be 35 years or younger; or

(b) have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent first higher degree e.g., D.Phil., D.Psych., D.Sc) no more than five (5) years prior to prize entry i.e. between 2015 – 2020. For entrants whose work has been realised over a period longer than five (5) years from PhD conferral due to a career interruption (such as pregnancy; major illness/injury; or carer responsibilities), the entrant will have the opportunity to address this in the online entry form.


14. Category terms: Science Engagement Eureka Prizes

14.1 The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

14.2 A project or activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

Additional prize specific eligibility is listed below.


15. Prize specific terms: Science Engagement Eureka Prizes

15.1 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science

15.1.1 Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important that they have the opportunity to provide input into the entry documentation.

15.1.2 This prize is open to individuals and teams.

15.1.3 For team entries;

15.1.3.1 For entries comprising of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the project and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded.

15.1.3.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

15.1.4 For an individual entry, the entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

15.1.5 For a team entry of up to six individuals, the team leader must be either a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident, or c) a New Zealand citizen who was resident in Australia, at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to fulfil these requirements; however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

15.1.6 Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

15.1.7 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

15.1.8 For the purposes of this prize, ‘citizen science’ refers to a project where members of the public (citizen scientists) are engaged in authentic research in partnership with professional scientists. The citizen scientists make hands-on and/or intellectual contributions to the research process, usually including data collection and/or analysis, with benefit for the research and the citizen scientists.

15.1.9 Entries for initiatives of all sizes are welcome, including those that have a local community focus or have been implemented in a local context.

15.1.10 Entries may vary in size and scope and judges will take the relative size of the project into account during judging.

15.2 Finkel Foundation Eureka Prize for Long-Form Science Journalism

15.2.1 This prize is open to individual authors and teams of authors.

15.2.2 Material entered must be a single piece of work between 2,500 and 8,000 words in length.

15.2.3 For the purposes of this prize, ‘scientific topic’ refers to the full breadth of STEMM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical topics.

15.2.4 Entry is open to journalists who have self-published, including blogs.

15.2.5 Work entered in this prize must have been published for the first time in the Australian media or online in the 12 months prior to the Entry Deadline.

15.2.6 Entrants are required to declare and disclose any subsequent corrections or challenges to the accuracy of an entry or claims of plagiarism or defamation against the work submitted.

15.2.7 All entrants must be a) Australian citizens, b) Australian permanent residents, or c) New Zealand citizens who were resident in Australia at the time the work was undertaken. Where the entry is by multiple authors, all authors must satisfy these requirements.

15.2.8 Work entered must adhere to the highest ethical standard of investigative journalism – including the MEAA Code of Ethics.

15.2.9 Where content from other sources is incorporated for purposes of proper coverage of the topic, this must be attributed.

15.2.10 The following are NOT eligible for this prize:

> multimedia packages

> work which is only edited by, and not originally produced by, the entrant(s)

> whole websites

> bodies of work

15.3 Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science

15.3.1 This prize is only open to individual scientists working in organisations that include but are not limited to scientific research institutes, companies or universities. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.

15.3.2 Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

15.3.3 Entrants must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

15.3.4 Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

15.3.5 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than two (2) years prior to the Entry Deadline.

15.4 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

15.4.1 This prize is open to individuals and teams of up to six people where the work is the result of a collaborative team effort.

15.4.2 Work entered in this prize must consist of one body of work, single/series of articles or single/multi part documentary, with at least one part published or broadcast for the first time in the Australian media or online no more than 12 months prior to the Entry Deadline. Entrants must submit pieces that best represent their work (maximum of five (5) pieces per entry).

15.4.3 For the purposes of this prize, ‘scientific topic’ refers to the full breadth of STEMM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical topics.

15.4.4 Entrants are required to declare and disclose any subsequent corrections or challenges to the accuracy of an entry, or claims of plagiarism or defamation against the work submitted.

15.4.5 All entrants must be a) Australian citizens, b) Australian permanent residents, or c) New Zealand citizens who were resident in Australia at the time the work was undertaken. Where the entry is by a team, all members of the team must meet this criterion.

15.4.6 Work entered must adhere to the highest ethical standard of investigative journalism – including the MEAA Code of Ethics.

15.4.7 Where content from other sources is incorporated for purposes of proper coverage of the topic, this must be attributed.

15.4.8 The following are NOT eligible for this prize:

> collations of materials previously published elsewhere

> work which is only edited by, and not originally produced by, the entrant(s)

> books, magazines and whole websites

15.5 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion

15.5.1 Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

15.5.2 This prize is open to individuals and teams.

15.5.3 For team entries;

15.5.3.1 For entries comprising of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the project and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded.

15.5.3.2 For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

15.5.4 For an individual entry, the entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

15.5.5 For a team entry of up to six individuals, the team leader must be either a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident, or c) a New Zealand citizen who was resident in Australia, at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to fulfil these requirements; however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

15.5.6 Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

15.5.7 Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the Entry Deadline. The initiative can have commenced more than five years (5) years ago, but the scope of work covered in the entry should focus on what has been delivered/achieved in the last five (5) years.

15.5.8 For the purposes of this prize, ‘inclusion’ refers to the participation, engagement and empowerment of Australians in STEM including people who have been underrepresented in STEM such as, but not limited to, women and girls, First Nation communities, people with disability, and people from regional and remote areas.

15.5.9 Entries for initiatives of all sizes are welcome, including those that have a local community focus or have been implemented in a local context.

15.5.10 Entries may vary in size and scope and judges will take the relative size of the project into account during judging.


16. Category terms: School Science Prize

16.1 University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize (Primary and Secondary School)

16.1.1 Films must be based on the 2020 theme, ‘Water’.

16.1.2 Films must be 90 seconds in duration and no longer.

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

16.1.4 Films must focus on a scientific concept, discovery, invention or your own scientific hypothesis – anything goes, but keep the science in the story, and keep the science real!

16.1.5 Entry is free and open to all primary and secondary school students studying at schools in Australia and its territories (as defined by the Australian Government). Students that are educated at home in accordance with the relevant state or territory legislation are also eligible to enter.

16.1.6 Entries may be submitted by an individual student or a team of no more than six students. Entries comprising more than six students are ineligible. If an entry was created by more than one person, it should be entered in the appropriate category for the oldest member of the group.

16.1.7 Individuals can only enter once in any year, whether individually or in a group.

16.1.8 Films may be in any language or have no dialogue at all. Non-English audio (or important on-screen text) must have English subtitles.

16.1.9 Films should be submitted in .mp4 format. A display resolution of 1280 x 720 will be accepted but 1920 x 1080 is preferred (aspect ratio of 16:9).

16.1.10 Entrants must ensure that all content in their film is their own. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to secure permission from any third party owners of content included in their film, including footage, music and images. The AM takes no responsibility for any failure by an entrant to obtain the necessary permissions. Films found to contain unauthorised content will be disqualified. For more information on copyright, click here.

16.1.11 Entrants aged under 18 years of age may only enter the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize with the consent of a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian of the entrant must read and consent to be bound to these Terms & Conditions on behalf of the entrant.

16.1.12 Films must be independently financed and produced primarily by the individual entrant/s. Entrants are required to indicate on the entry form the nature and extent of any assistance they receive from teachers, parents/guardians, etc.

16.1.13 By submitting your entry, you give the AM a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable licence to use and reproduce your entry in whole or in part for the purposes of the Eureka Prizes or the purposes of the AM more generally.

16.1.14 All entries must be submitted online by the Entry Deadline. If you experience issues in uploading your entry or have concerns about what has been uploaded, you must contact the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes via phone (02) 9320 6230 or email eureka@austmus.gov.au before the Entry Deadline. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes administrators cannot modify or add to an entry after the Entry Deadline.


If you have any questions about what is included in the Terms & Conditions, please contact the AM Eureka Prizes administration team via email eureka@austmus.gov.au or phone (02) 9320 6230.