Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is a short film competition that encourages school students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while increasing their science knowledge or, as prize patrons Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer like to say, "Learn something without even noticing”. It is intended to support budding young scientists across the nation, who will be our future leaders in research, discovery and communication.

Whether they choose to work independently or as part of a team, creating a short film can be an enriching experience for students. In this classroom resource, videographer Tim Egan guides them through the filmmaking process — from storyboarding and scripting to shooting and editing. It’s essential that entrants work within the parameters of the assessment criteria and select a topic that aligns with the prescribed theme, but when it comes to how they do that, the only limit is their imagination!