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Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to explore a scientific concept, discovery or invention, or test their own scientific hypothesis in a 1-3 minute film.

There is a prize pool of $10,000 to be shared between the winners and their schools, and finalist representatives also win a trip to Sydney for the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner.

I would certainly encourage anyone with an interest in this sort of thing, not just STEM but video making and science communication ... to contribute to this competition. It's such a great challenge and it's fantastic to do it with a bunch of your friends. Anna Hardy, co-winner 2017 Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize - Secondary

Key dates for 2019

1 February: Entries open
3 May: Entries close at 7pm AEST
Late July: Finalists announced online
28 August: Winners announced at Award Dinner


  • 2019 prize information for Primary School students here
  • 2019 prize information for Secondary School students here
  • Hints and tips from our judges here
  • Hits and tips from teachers here
  • Watch 2018, 2017 and 2016 highly commended and winning entries

Contact us

Please call us on (02) 9320 6230 or email eureka@austmus.gov.au