About the Eureka Prizes

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.

Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation's leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.

Since the prizes were established in 1990, close to 500 Eureka Prizes have been awarded.



Entries open Monday 13 February

Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 14 April

Finalists announced To be confirmed

Winners announced at Award Ceremony To be confirmed


It's time for students with a knack for communicating, and budding filmmakers with an interest in science, to pull out their cameras.

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 short film. Students can work individually or in teams of up to six people, and there is a prize pool of $10,000 to be shared between the winners and their schools.

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Got a query about your Eureka Prize entry or nomination? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for fast feedback on eligibility, entry materials, online entry forms and timelines.

If you can't find what you're looking for, contact the Eureka Prizes team via eureka@australian.museum or phone (02) 9320 6230.


Each year we receive hundreds of entries contributed to by thousands of individuals, which are put through a rigorous judging process to determine just one winner for each prize. To set you on the right path with your submission, we've shared our insights based on some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions.

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Eureka stories

From guiding philosophies to breakthrough moments and ambitions for the future, the Eureka Prizes community shares their stories.

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