The Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science is awarded to an individual scientist who has shared their expertise with a broad audience - informing, enthusing and engaging the public.



Assessment criteria

Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following assessment criteria.

  1. Originality

    Identify the mediums and methods employed and describe how they are breaking new ground in the communication of science.

  2. Scope

    Describe the breadth, diversity and depth of the public engaged.

  3. Impact and benefit

    Demonstrate the extent to which the communication activities have increased the Australian public’s understanding and appreciation of science.

Prize specific conditions of entry

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Category specific conditions of entry – all Science Engagement Eureka Prizes

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

A project 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.of entries.

In addition to the prize and category specific conditions of entry all entrants need to comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Entry.

Entry materials

  1. Activity summary

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]
    A statement from the nominator or entrant that provides an overview of the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine) communication activities over the previous two (2) years. The statement should include links to a minimum of three examples that demonstrate the communication activities.

    Where applicable, please include key dates to demonstrate that the activity entered has been undertaken no more than two (2) years prior to the Entry Deadline, per the conditions of entry.

  2. Assessment criteria

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]
    A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion.

  3. Assessor reports

    [Statements must be prepared using the template provided]
    Three (3) reports from assessors on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion. Judges rely on assessor reports to provide an additional perspective and informed opinion on the activity entered, therefore assessors should not be personally or directly involved in it. Assessors should be selected from a variety of different organisations.

    Download Assessor Report template (.doc or .pdf format)

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV)

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    The CV of the entrant.

Entries to the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes have closed.